Art Omi invites visual artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles, to gather in rural New York State to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. During four weeks each June-July, concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.
Artists are provided with a private studio, shared living quarters, and meals at no cost, but are responsible for their travel and material expenses. The first week of the residency, artists have the opportunity to work with a master printmaker to produce an edition of monotypes. Tamarind Institute master printmakers, Melissa and Ted Braggins, are owners and printers at Pondside Press, located in nearby Rhinebeck. high quality material is provided: each participating artist is required to donate one print to the printer and one to the Art Omi Collection.
Each session, a distinguished critic/curator is invited to participate as Critic-in-Residence, who leads discussions and makes individual studio visits.
Our Visitors Program enables residents to have conversations with many visiting art critics, gallery owners and prominent artists. Direct engagement with the New York City art world is unmatched by similar residency programs.
The program culminates with Open Studio Day, during which hundreds of professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends view work, ask questions and engage with the artists.
Applications have ended for the 2015 residency.
Please check back in November for the 2016 application guidelines.
Our fellowships ensure that artists from specific regions and/or dealing with specific issues are allotted a residency. Aside from the Greenburger and Art Unlimited fellowships (see below) you do not have to send any additional material to be considered for our fellowships. Applicants who fall into any of the categories below will be automatically considered for the fellowships.
- a physical or mental impairment that "substantially limits" one or more "major life activities";
If you intend to apply for this fellowship please notify Program Director Claudia Cannizzaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Artists Residency is a four-week residency program for visual artists in upstate New York. We provide artists with a studio, living quarters and meals at no cost.
ARTISTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR TRAVEL COSTS AND ART MATERIALS.
The Residency takes place for four weeks in June July. We do not offer residency for visual artists at any other time of the year. Each year, a different critic-in-residence lives on campus with the artists; they lead discussions and make one-on-one studio visits.
In the evenings, after dinner, the group gathers for lectures, slide presentations and panel discussions.
Omi International Arts Center is located two and a half hours north of New York City in the historic Hudson River Valley. Named for a neighboring village, Omi is close to the small town of Ghent, New York, as well as Albany and Hudson, which offer train connections only thirty minutes away.
2015 Art Omi Residents
Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Ghana
and Religious Conflict
Claus Brunsmann, Germany
Sam Leach, Australia, Art Omi Australia Committee Fellowship
The Critic-In-Residence for 2015 is Sylvie Fortin and the Critic Emeritus is Gregory Volk. Click here to read their bios.
View the full list of Art Omi Alumni HERE.
Art Omi Australia Committee
Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City*
Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art
Francis Greenburger Fellowship on Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict*
The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation*
Paradise Culture Foundation
Time Equities Inc.
* Providing Fellowships
Omi's residency programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
* in memoriam
Claudia Cannizzaro has been involved in the non-profit world since she arrived in New York City in 1997. Prior to her post at Art Omi, she worked in various capacities at Independent Curators International, Artists Space, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, apexart and the American Academy in Rome.
Claudia is also a visual artist. She recently showed at Shalini Ganendra Fine Arts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2012), Five Myles and Pierogi, Brooklyn (2011), Under Minerva, Brooklyn (2009) Galleria Spazio A, Pistoia, Italy (2007), Centro Cultural São Paolo, Brazil (2006), Torreão, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2006); HDC Gallery, New York (2004), Philomatean Society of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2001), and the Korean Cultural Center, New York (2000).
In 2013 she co-founded Akrai Residency, a multidisciplinary residency program in her native Sicily: www.akrai.org.