Artist in ResidenceWork, Teach, Exhibit
Current Artist In Residence
Carol Marie Vossler
After attaining my Master of Fine Arts Degree at Syracuse University, I shared a studio in NYC for five years While in NYC, I learned first hand the “business of art” and created a strong networking bond with international artists as well as those from the United States.
I have been an exhibiting artist for thirty years; as a curator, I have facilitated six international exchanges, dozens of regional exhibitions and numerous studio art workshops for participants of all ages. I have been an Instructor of Art in higher education for eighteen years, five years as an adjunct at Plattsburgh State University and thirteen years at NCCC in Saranac Lake.
My teaching objectives are: to embolden critical thinking through research and class critiques; pedagogic projects whose ideals were to incorporate, social, science and or math aspects into the artwork; teach them how to become creative and informed decision makers using both divergent and convergent thought process as they planned their projects.
Artist in residencies adhere to these guidelines.
Residencies are by invitation and/or recommendation only. In general candidates’ must hold a minimum BFA or BFA equivalent (BA studio arts). MFA preferred. Artists are encouraged to stay for three months, but no less than two weeks.
As a BluSeed Artist-in-Residence you will have full access to all the studios. Each Artist-in–Residence agrees to act in the mutual benefit of BluSeed Studios and your own professional development and to follow all policies.
- The creation of personal artwork to be presented to the public in a predetermined form. Such as an exhibition, lecture and/or slideshow.
- Teaching of workshops, classes and/or demonstrations as appropriate to the BluSeed community
- $1000 per month with living quarters, which includes access to kitchen facilities, a shared bathroom and cable/internet service. (Meals are not included and residents are responsible for cleaning up after themselves and helping to keep common areas clean.)
- $500 per month without living quarters.
BluSeed Studio offers partial support to those who qualify. Such support is based on merit and need. Support can include a scholarship of up to $250 and/or a work assistance program that is valued at $15/hour for up to 8 hours per week.
- Work during events and exhibitions.
- Hanging of shows and maintenance of the gallery space.
- Demonstrations or lectures taught at BluSeed Studios.
- General cleaning and maintenance of the facilities.
- Support may cover up to, but no more than, three-fourths the full cost of the residency. Residencies for less than one month will not be eligible for scholarships.
Residencies that include living quarters are based on single occupancy and are open only to individuals. Artist who wish to take part in the residency program with their guests/partners must find lodging outside of BluSeed Studios.
Any individual wishing to be considered for a Residency will submit a detailed plan of their residency, a current resume, and a portfolio of their work. Applications should be directed to the Artistic Director of BluSeed Studios.