Resident Artists at Lawrence Arts Center

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Artist Residencies

Be a Resident Artist in a Dynamic Community

Art is central to our mission, so we provide three unique, robust resident and visiting artist programs at Lawrence Arts Center. The resident artist program includes a year-round residency that offers housing, stipends, and studio space to visiting artists.

We select two artists each year in a highly competitive juried process. Resident artists enjoy deeply rewarding experiences, including teaching, outreach, and artist interactions, all culminating in an exhibition of new work. 

The Visiting Artist Program is a master-class style partnership that hires and features artists and their work in productions, classes, exhibitions and workshops.

Lawrence Arts Center also offers Project-Based Residencies for any duration of time and in any medium or discipline. 

Our Resident Artists

Introducing the 2023-2024 Artists-in-Residence!

Every year, two talented artists are selected to create new work while teaching and sharing their expertise with Arts Center students, patrons and the wider community. We can’t wait to see the fresh perspectives these artists bring to Lawrence and the Arts Center through classes, artist talks, workshops and community partnerships!

Rachel Beer, Printmaking Artist-in-Residence

Rachel Beer’s printmaking practice combines the lively qualities of woodblock and monotype printing with the delicacy of graphite and lithography. Influenced by her experience navigating invisible illness and disability, Beer’s work explores the fluctuations between her internal and external ecosystems, drawing attention to small and often overlooked moments of regeneration. View Rachel’s work at

Dehmie Dehmlow, Ceramics Artist-in-Residence

Dehmie Dehmlow makes pottery and mixed media modular sculptures that tell stories using found materials, ceramics and other fabricated objects. She creates depth and interest using layers of color and texture. Her work hinges on inviting people to think differently about materials and their function, leading viewers to rediscover their perception of reality. View Dehmie’s work at

Middle Gallery - "A Pig is Still A Pig," Twiggy Cercy, 22/23 Ceramics Artist-in-Residence

Dehmie Demlow, 23/24 Ceramics Artist-in-Residence

Ceramics Studio

Ceramics Studio - Shantel Wright, Ceramics Studio Manager

people in metal work class

Jewelry, Fibers & Crafts Studio

woman working on art

Rachel Beer, 23/24 Printmaking Artist-in-Residence

John Talleur Print Studio

John Talleur Print Studio - Letterpress & Relief

John Talleur Print Studio - Etching

John Talleur Print Studio

Wood Shop

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Interested in becoming a year-long or project-based resident artist at Lawrence Arts Center? Learn more about our program benefits and facilities.