Abigail Smithson is a multi-media artist based in Tucson, Arizona. Born and raised in the Bay Area of California, she received her Bachelor of Arts with a minor in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010 and her Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University in 2017. With a focus on … [more]
Project Based Residency
The goal of the Lawrence Art’s Center’s project-based residency is to help support, sustain, and foster artistic growth by providing material support for the development of special projects. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary and community-oriented work, the project-based residency strives to assist artists working in any discipline and generating works competitive on a national scale.
The duration of the project-based residency is flexible, spanning from 2 weeks to 3 months, during which time housing can be provided. Selected artists will receive up to $300.00 toward materials. Artists will have use of studio space at the Lawrence Arts Center during established times.
The Lawrence Arts Center is staffed with experts in each of our program fields, as well as arts professionals, and two annual artists-in-residence in printmaking and ceramics who can prove invaluable resources and energetic studio co-inhabitants for short-term residencies.
Upcoming: We will be offering a ceramics project-based residency for Winter/Spring 2021. We are also offering an Art and Ecology themed residency for Spring/Summer 2021. Additional info and call for proposals will be posted by late Spring 2020.
Questions? Contact Director of Adult Visual Arts Education Kyla Strid at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Lord graduated with a BFA in illustration from the University of Kansas and is an illustrator and fine artist. His career milestones include several solo and group exhibitions, in addition to having his work featured in editorial illustrations, lectures, and workshops. Over the years, he has taken on the role of teacher, facilitator, mentor, … [more]
Danielle C. Wyckoff combines her backgrounds in literature, technical theatre, and visual art to create installations, works on paper, and performative and participatory artworks. With the Lawrence Art Center, she will collaborate with the Department of Performing Arts and Lawrence community members to produce a theatrical production, its set, and a corresponding installation. Danielle holds … [more]
Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar (TUG Collective) will use their time and resources at the Lawrence Arts Center to design and printEthnographic Contrafacta, a collection of short essays/poems and graphic sound scores that will join six other works as part of Border, Corridors, and Lines of Desire. Emerging out of TUG’s three-year engagement with individuals and … [more]
Dancer/choreographer Maura Garcia collaborates within communities to create stories of identity and place. She is fascinated by stories that have been hidden and the unexpected connections that arise when they are rediscovered. Originally from North Carolina, Maura is an Indigenous woman (Cherokee/ Mattamuskeet) who brings her own mixed-blood southern story to all of her work. She has … [more]
Kevin Benham is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture in the School of Design at South Dakota State University. He received his MLA from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and his M.Arch. at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, The University of Michigan. He has taught interdisciplinary studios at several … [more]
The Tea Project A short term residency and installation providing uncommon perspective on politics, art, and Guantanamo Bay detainees. Artist Aaron Hughes began the Tea Project as a response to his military deployment to Iraq and Kuwait in 2003 and his return trip in 2009 as a peace delegate to the First International Labor Conference … [more]
Kristi Arnold received her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Kansas in 2001. In 2005, she earned her MFA in painting and printmaking from The University of Connecticut. She is currently a visual arts candidate for PhD at the University of Sydney in Australia. Her work has been exhibited across the United States, and … [more]
Willy Chyr is interested in generative art, storytelling, and the intersection between art and science. He holds a BA degree in physics and economics from the University of Chicago. While in college, Willy joined Le Vorris & Vox Circus and performed as a juggler, unicyclist, and magician. He also learned to twist balloons. Chyr’s art, … [more]
The Lawrence Arts Center has awarded its first Project-based Residency to Lawrence artist, Aaron Storck. The goal of this new program, funded in part by a grant from the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, is to help support, sustain, and foster growth in local arts and artists by providing material support for development of special projects, with … [more]