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Weir Farm NHP Announces 2023 Artists-in-Residence

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News Release Date: March 9, 2023

Contact: Kristin Lessard, (203) 834-1896 x13

Weir Farm National Historical Park is pleased to announce six artists selected for the 2023 Artist-in-Residence Program.   

  • May - Amanda Parry OglesbeePublic Open Studio Program May 20; 10:30 – 12:00 
  • June - Diego JuarezPublic Open Studio Program June 17; 10:30 – 12:00 
  • July - Todd BartelPublic Open Studio Program July 22; 10:30 – 12:00 
  • August - Andree BrownPublic Open Studio Program August 19; 10:30 – 12:00 
  • September - Erin TreacyPublic Open Studio Program September 23; 10:30 – 12:00 
  • October - Victoria van der LaanPublic Open Studio Program October 28; 10:30 – 12:00  

"We are thrilled to offer residencies to such a talented and diverse group of artists this year,” says Superintendent Linda Cook. “Their work marks the beginning of prioritizing new and thought-provoking approaches to contemporary visual art practices in keeping with Weir’s role in developing the cutting-edge work of his time.”  

Nationwide, more than 50 National Park Service sites host artist residency programs. Weir Farm has inspired thousands of artists for more than 140 years, including over 250 Artists-in-Residence.  

This program is supported by the generosity of Park partners. The Weir Farm Art Alliance plays a critical role in coordinating artist applications, assisting with the jury process, promoting artists during their residency, and managing the alumni program, and the Friends of Weir Farm will host public open studio programs and help the park to welcome each artist in 2023. 

The call for applications to participate in the Artist-in-Residence program in 2024 will be open from November 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024. 

This year the program received 161 applications in varied visual art mediums, of which six artists were selected by a panel of three jurors. The Park extends sincere gratitude to jurors Nina Buxenbaum, Christopher Shore, and Pamela Hovland for their expertise and time to select this year’s cohort of Artists-in-Residence. 

About the Jurors

Nina Buxenbaum was born and raised in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY to a politically active, multi-racial household. She received her MFA degree in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in Drawing and Printmaking. She is a Full Professor at York College, CUNY, in Jamaica, NY, in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts as well as a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists in New Canaan, CT. Ms. Buxenbaum is a founding member of the KINDRED Creative Residence & Agro-ForesT in Fletcher, VT, an inclusive community based on democratic principles and sustainability, integrating the creative arts and environmental studies, through project/place based education. She maintains an active studio practice in Brooklyn, NY and Bethel, CT. 

Christopher Shore is an artist printmaker who lives and works in the Greater New York area. He received an MFA from the Pratt Institute (Brooklyn) in 2001 with a concentration in printmaking. His work has been exhibited in numerous group shows throughout Tri-State Area and in venues around the world including the Katonah Museum of Art (NY), the University of Richmond Museum (VA), the Southampton Arts Center (NY), and recently in the 9th Duoro Biennal Print Exhibition in Portugal. Christopher is currently the Staff Master Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT where he works as an instructor and collaborative printer, working with internationally renowned artists as well as emerging and established artists. Many of these collaborations have had been showcased in prestigious galleries, exhibitions and museums, often winning awards and recognition. 

Pamela Hovland is a designer, educator, writer and visual activist. From studios in New York and Connecticut, she has worked extensively in the areas of identity, print communications, signage and screen-based design for corporations, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions and individuals. Her work has been recognized by the AIGA, Emigre, Eye, I.D., Mass MoCA, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Print, Type Directors Club, etc., and has been included in regional, national and international exhibitions. Pamela received an MFA from Yale University where she is a Senior Critic in graphic design. She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a founding member of Class Action Collective, the art collective that uses design to effect social change.

Last updated: April 19, 2023

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