Resident Artists’ Spotlight: Tressa Jones & Carly Slade

Applications for next year’s printmaking and ceramics residency are due April 15th!

We checked in with last year’s residents to see where are they now! This is what they had to say:

Tressa Jones –  Printmaking Artist in Residence 2016-17:

The yearlong Printmaking residency at the LAC provided invaluable time, facilities, and space, which I used to develop a new body of work and to invest in my professional development as an artist. Selections of the work I made while in Lawrence have been exhibited in numerous group shows as well as a solo show at Chadron State College in Nebraska. This past winter I completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and presented my work at the Print, Printing, Printed symposium in New Mexico. I am currently preparing for a solo shows at Fraction Gallery in Kansas City and LA Tech University.

Since completing the residency at the Lawrence Arts Center, I have also been instructing courses in Printmaking, Art History, and Studio Art Foundations at Emporia State University and Highland Community College; these teaching opportunities are the result of connections I made during my time in Lawrence!

New work by Tressa Jones

Carly SladeCeramics Artist in Residence 2016-17:

Since finishing off my lovely year in Lawrence, I have been living in Philadelphia, PA and working at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University as their Resident Artist and Assistant Professor. At Tyler, I teach two classes a semester at the undergraduate level as well as work in my studio on campus. The community at Tyler is tight-knit, which I have really enjoyed. (Don’t worry, I still love my LAC clay-dies). This semester my Intro and Intermediate classes collaborated on making a life-sized mini golf course that was underwater themed and so fun! I attended the NCECA conference in Pittsburgh this year where I had work on display at Standard Clay. I currently have two pieces on display at Arch Enemy Gallery in Philadelphia. I’m currently working on a Philadelphia rowhouse and if you’d like to follow along with my progress check out my Instagram @carlyslade

I look back on my year at LAC with such fondness. The friendships and network I made there will last a lifetime. Since the residency, I have met up with fellow former LAC employees in New York and Pittsburgh. The time, space, and excellent facilities at LAC meant that I could focus on my studio and make a cohesive body of work that propelled me into my current position and beyond. I will forever count Lawrence as one of my homes.

New work by Carly Slade

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