Art Omi

About Art Omi International Artists Residency

Omi International Artists Residency 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.

How to Apply


Art Omi 2014

The call for applications for the 2014 session is closed. Please check back in late October for the 2015 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.

For further clarifications send an email to

The following fellowships are available for 2014:

- Francis Greenburger Fellowship on Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict

Fellowship only for an artist whose work relates to managing and/or mitigating religious and ethnic conflict. Work made at Omi must be in direct relation to this area. If you intend to apply for this fellowship please submit a one page statement explaining how your work fits in this category. Please email this document to Claudia Cannizzaro at

-Unlimit Art

Fellowship for an artist with disabilities. If you intend to apply for this fellowship please notify Program Director Claudia Cannizzaro at

- The Antrev Habland Award

Fellowship for an artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. All candidates living in Montreal will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Fellowship for an artist living and working in Poland. All candidates living in Poland will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- Prana Studios Award

Fellowship for an artist living and working in India. All candidates living in India will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation

Fellowship for a painter living and working in the United States. All painters living in the United State will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- Cecily Brown Fellowship
Fellowship for a woman artist with no geographic or media restriction. All female candidates will automatically be considered for this fellowship.

- Charlotte Street Foundation

Fellowship for an artist living and working in Kansas City. Please apply directly through Charlotte Street Foundation at



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.


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.

The facilities, situated on three hundred acres of open land, include a large two-story barn with indoor studios; contemporary residence buildings designed with a vernacular reference to local barns, surrounded by abundant perennial beds, expansive lawns dotted with fruit trees, adjacent to The Fields Sculpture Park.

A Federal Period farm house serves as a gathering center, providing a full kitchen, television room and library; while the front porch overlooks rolling hills and the majestic outline of the Catskill Range. A swimming pool, bicycles, WiFi access and several state of the art computers are available on the premises.

Columbia County, and the nearby Berkshire Mountains, are popular destinations because of their historical, natural and cultural riches. From bird sanctuaries to modern dance, presidential mansions to farmer's markets, the environs offer a singular blend of rural quiet and cultural stimulation. Staff and friends in the neighborhood are often available for excursions of interest to residents. The local library has a modest collection, but is a member of the Mid-Hudson group, calling on the resources of libraries within much of eastern New York.

Work spaces include: indoor and protected outdoor studio spaces, basic hand tools, preliminary welding equipment and three light-tight studios for projection work. The entire center is WiFi equipped. In addition, we provide two computers with internet access and black & white printers. Studio technicians are available for assistance. Daily trips to suppliers are also provided. Professional color photography labs are located in nearby Albany. Bikes are available for residents to explore the surrounding area.

The Omi International Arts Center is a non-profit foundation supported entirely by private donations. We provide this experience at no cost to our residents. Funding comes from numerous sources, including interested individuals and institutions throughout the world who wish to contribute generally or sponsor the participation of an artist from their own nation.

2014 Artists in Residence

2014 Art Omi Residents
To see full biographies, click here.

Bashar Alhroub, Palestine, Francis Greenburger Fellowship for Mitigating Ethnic and Religious Conflict
Lara Baladi
, Egypt
Jesus Benavente, USA
Marcos Castro, Mexico
Gopal Dagnogo, Ivory Coast/France
Ira Eduardovna, Uzbekistan/USA
Sara Eliassen, Norway
Mauro Giaconi, Argentina/Mexico
Wojciech Gilewicz, Poland/USA, Adam Mickiewicz Institute Fellowship
Frances Goodman
, South Africa, Cecily Brown Fellowship
Antonio Jose Guzman, Panama/The Netherlands
Ligyung, South Korea, Paradise Culture Foundation Fellowship
Taro Hattori, Japan/USA
Jochen Höller, Austria
Lee Hojin, South Korea, Paradise Culture Foundation Fellowship

Gilbert Hsiao, USA
Nikolai Ishchuk, Russia/United Kingdom
Siddhartha Kararwal, India, Prana Studios Award
Judith G. Levy, USA, Charlotte Street Foundation Fellowship
Claudia Losi, Italy
Cynthia Madansky, USA
Amarsaikhan Namsraijav, Mongolia
Dominique Pétrin, Canada, Antrev Habland Award
Howardena Pindell, USA, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Fellowship
Caroline Rothwell, Australia, Art Omi Australia Committee
Andreas Savva, Cyprus

Frauke Schlitz, Germany

Jessica Segall, USA

Tyler Starr, USA

Sunaura Taylor, USA, Unlimit Art Fellowship

Past Residents

Download the 2012 Art Omi Catalog HERE.
Download the 2013 Art Omi Catalog HERE.

View the full list of Art Omi Alumni HERE.


Adam Mickiewicz Institute*
Antrev Management*
Art Omi Australia Committee
Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City*
Francis Greenburger Fellowship on Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict*
The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation*
Paradise Culture Foundation
Prana Studios*
Time Equities Inc.
Unlimit Art*

* Providing Fellowships


Omi's residency programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

Program Board of Directors


Elisabeth Akkerman*
Isabelle Autones
Koan-Jeff Baysa
Lawrence Benenson

Heather Bhandari
Holly Block
Isabelle Bosquet-Morra
Denise Carvalho
John Cross
Linda Cross
Tarik Currimbhoy
Kinga Czerska
Blaire Dessent
Dan Devine
Margaret Evangeline
Matt Felton
Phillip Gesue
Terri Gumula

Fred Holland
Leslie Horvitz
Marc Kemeny
Jennie Lamensdorf
Elizabeth Masters
Dominique Nahas
Julianna Obeid
Odili Donald Odita
Mimi Poser
Sara Reisman

Kushal Sacheti
Anders Schroeder
Franklin Sirmans
Sandi Slone
Gregory Volk
Lilly Wei
Ross Willows


Bill Botzow
Dan Cameron
Rosemary Foot
Alain Kirili
Tadaaki Kuwayama
David Lebenstein
Robert C. Morgan
Frances Richard
Raphael Rubinstein
Jens Henrik Sandberg
Frances Schools
Sen. Charles E. Schumer
Christian Viveros-Faune

* in memoriam

Claudia Cannizzaro, Director

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