|For Immediate Release
Ghent, New York – Omi International Arts Center announces the online application guidelines for the prestigious Art Omi residency program for July 2014 (click the link to view). Applications will be accepted online at www.artomi.org from November 1, 2013 to November 30, 2013. The application is free and fellowships are available for approximately 30 international artists.
Since its beginnings in 1992, Art Omi has hosted visual artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles. In that time, 627 artists from 97 countries have come to Omi to create, experiment, collaborate and share their ideas. The residency takes place in July and offers artists nearly four weeks to concentrate on creative work, cultural exchange and critical appraisal. Artists are provided with a private studio, shared living quarters, and meals at no cost.
Omi is located in the town of Ghent, New York, in the Hudson River Valley, approximately two and a half hours from New York City, and three hours from Boston. The campus consists of over 300 acres of rolling farmland, woodlands and ponds, and includes The Fields Sculpture Park, which exhibits contemporary art year-round. The facilities include a Federal Period farmhouse with views of the Catskill Mountains, a large two-story barn with indoor studios, and contemporary residence buildings designed in the traditional New England vernacular.
In addition, Art Omi’s Visitors Program brings artists, critics, gallerists, and curators to meet the artists and offer valuable input and networking opportunities. The Visitors Program enables residents to engage directly with the New York City art world in a fashion unmatched by similar residency programs.
During each session, Omi invites a distinguished critic or curator to participate as a Critic-in-Residence. Recent participants include Dominique Nahas, independent curator and critic; Charlotta Kotik, former Curator and Chair of the Contemporary Art Department at the Brooklyn Museum; and Saul Ostrow, Art Editor for Bomb Magazine, among others.
The residency culminates with Open Studio Day, during which hundreds of professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends engage with the artists and view their work.
Since its founding Omi International Arts Center has been guided by the principle that artistic expression transcends economic, political, and cultural boundaries. Art Omi reflects that commitment, as do Omi’s other residency programs for writers, musicians and dancers.
About Omi International Arts Center
Omi International Arts Center is a not-for-profit arts organization with residency programs for international visual artists, writers, translators, musicians and dancers. The 300 acre campus is also the site for The Fields Sculpture Park, a public exhibition space with nearly 80 contemporary sculptures; Architecture Omi, exploring the intersection of architecture, art and landscape; and Education Omi, an arts education programs for children. Omi seeks to foster an environment of creative exploration and exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, and a stylistically and culturally diverse community for creative artists from around the world. Through our programs and resulting public events – including our Residency Programs, The Fields Sculpture Park, Architecture Omi, and Education Omi – Omi contributes to a vibrant arts culture locally, regionally, and internationally.
For more information, visit www.omiartscenter.org
Image credits: Artwork by residents from the 2012 and 2013 session.