2022.2023 Artist in Residence Program at the Armory Art Center - West Palm Beach, FL
Armory Art Center
811 Park Place
The Artist-in-Residence Program Overview
The Armory Art Center invites artists to apply to the Armory’s Artist-in-Residence Program. This highly competitive program attracts a diverse group of emerging artists within varied disciplines who have earned at least a BFA. Artists-in-Residence are responsible for teaching classes to our diverse student/community where they have the opportunity to refine their skills teaching workshops and eight-week classes. They also participate in special events. The Armory provides a studio space which offers freedom to develop their own work. Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to exhibit work they have created during their residency. Residents are paid for teaching and also receive a generous monthly stipend for departmental assistance and participation in extracurricular events in the community.
Residency Period: August 29, 2021 – May 27, 2023
Arrive Monday, August 22, 2022
2D: Seeking artists in 2-dimensional media such as digital media, painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber, and/or multi-media. Resident will also be responsible for booking models for open sketch sessions, monitoring open sketch, and assisting with departmental special projects as needed.
Jewelry and Metalsmithing: Seeking a jewelry/metalsmith knowledgeable in advanced soldering fabrication techniques, some forming methods using various stakes/hammers, surface finishes & patinas, centrifugal or vacuum casting, hydraulic press, enameling, stone setting & or 3-D rendering.
Ceramics: Seeking potters or clay sculptors competent in wheel throwing, hand building, firing reduction, raku, soda, and electric kilns.
Sculpture: Seeking sculptors competent in reductive processes, welding (MIG, TIG, SMAW, Oxy/Acetylene gas welding), forging, mold making, and/or casting. Materials relevant to the department include, stone, wood, clay, metal, and mixed media.
All applicants must have at least 25 hours experience teaching in a studio environment, which includes teacher’s assistant (TA).
• Facility hours: daily, nightly, and weekend access however some restrictions might exist due to COVID-19 safety protocol
• Production studio area
• Participation in the Artist-in-Residence group exhibition
• Competitive monthly stipend
• Additional income and teaching opportunities in Armory classes, Armory private classes, and community programs
• Workshop attendance and/or assistance opportunities with visiting master artists
• Access granted to studios outside your assigned department
SPECIFICS PER DEPARTMENT:
• 2-D Department: easels, tables, wall space, 3 printing presses, desktop Mac Pros with Adobe Suite, large scale ink jet printer, running water, virtual reality creative suite included in MAC lab, and ample natural light.
• Clay Studio: 1 slab roller, 1 spray booth, 2 extruders (standard and hydraulic),16 electric Brent wheels, Soldner clay mixer, pug machine, ball mill (2 barrels), fully stocked/standard dry materials room, low to high fire glazes, clay supply room, 3D printer and virtual reality equipment and software for clay.
• Kilns: 45 cubic ft downdraft natural gas kilns, natural gas soda kiln, 30 cubic ft natural gas fiber kiln, raku kiln, 10 electric computer-controlled kilns (2/10 electrics are testers). Kilns are shared with sculpture department
• Metalsmithing Studio: 2 large metalsmithing classrooms, jeweler’s benches, hand tools, drill presses, anvils, rolling mills, hydraulic press, flex shafts, a large variety of hammers & stakes, stone setting tools/GRS bench system, lapidary wheels, polishing motor/wheels, centrifuge & vacuum casting area, enameling area & kilns, polishing wheels, electro-etching, Orion pulse welder, microscope.
• Sculpture Studio: Slab roller, industrial compressor, carving equipment, MIG, TIG, Plasma Cutter, Arc, Oxygen/Acetylene, propane, clamps/ vice, Band Saw, Table Saw, wide range of power tools, belt sander, grinders, large supply of stone carving tools/materials, and anvil. Variety of standard materials: waxes, plaster, oil based clays, etc.
• Upon request - access to common areas in departments with 2D areas serving as shared spaces and 3D departments including metalsmithing, sculpture, and ceramics shared spaces.
• Residents must be on campus by Monday, August 22, 2022. Please do not submit an application if you are not available to be on campus at this time.
• Residency is a minimum of 35 hours a week not including teaching hours.
• All residents are required to work 15 hours a week for the Armory. Tasks include but are not limited to:
o Help keep facilities and equipment clean and ready for use and undertake basic maintenance and organizational tasks necessary for upkeep of communal studio within their department.
o Active participation in the collective life of the Armory.
o Monitoring for open studio hours and assist Master Artist Workshops when needed.
o Contribute a piece to an annual Armory Art Center Fundraiser.
o Assistance during Armory public relations events: exhibition receptions, fundraisers, etc. as needed and count toward part of your weekly service hours. Additional volunteer assistance may be needed.
o Occasional conditional changes may apply.
• In addition to the above requirements, a minimum of 20 hours per week on premises in your studio producing your work
• Required to schedule at least two 8-week classes and one 1- or 2-day workshops or pop-ups per session, which will be published online and in session brochures.