Openings 2016 Artist Residency

Sunday  10 July  2016  6:00 PM    Friday  15 July  2016 12:30 PM
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Openings Artist Summer Residency July 10 - 15, 2016

Openings presents it’s sixth annual Artist Summer Residency at Lake George, NY.

The residency will take place at St Mary’s on the Lake, the Paulist Fathers summer house located on beautiful Lake George in upstate New York – accessible by car/bus/train.

During the residency artists will have ample space and time to work on their own. Each afternoon artists will gather to discuss their work and other topics for one hour followed by dinner.

Each artist will be provided with a private room with shared bathrooms and 3 meals daily. St. Mary’s on the Lake is situated on 72 acres of lakefront property providing opportunities for hiking, swimming and kayaking in a beautiful natural setting. There is no formal studio space on the property however there are many areas throughout the property where the artist can set up to work. There is wireless internet access. Artists must provide their own materials. Special dietary needs can be met with advanced notice.


The residency is open to any serious (not hobbyist) visual artist (18 yrs+) working in any medium. The residency is not a religious (denominational) program however artists who apply must be able to affirm the vision statement of Openings:

“Openings believes that the connections between creativity and transcendence foster critical conversations that have the potential to unite individuals across cultural divides.”

Artists may apply by emailing the following:

Name and email address (website if applicable)
Brief artist statement (150-200 words) stating what they hope to gain from the residency.
Two low res jpegs of recent work.
Email all material to

General information:

Residency dates: Sunday, July 10 (beginning with dinner at 6pm) to Friday, July 15 (ending with lunch at 12:30pm) 5 days, 4 nights.

Fee: $75 per day includes: private room, 3 prepared meals a day, shared bathroom. (This fee is discounted from the normal daily fee of $85) Financial aid including partial and full scholarships are available and should be requested in the application. Total retreat fee: $450.00
Applications must be received no later than 5pm Friday, June 24, 2016

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and you will be notified as to the jury’s decision within one week of the application. Upon acceptance a registration form will be sent. The form and a non-refundable deposit of $50 is due within two weeks from the date you are notified that you have been accepted.

The residency is limited to 15 artists.

Any questions contact: Frank Sabatte, CSP
or call 212-265-3209 x 218

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St. Mary's on the Lake
3535 State Route 9L, Lake George, 12845, NY, United States
St. Mary's on the Lake
3535 State Route 9L, Lake George, 12845, NY, United States