Openings Artists Summer Residency
July 12-17, 2020
WE REGRET THAT THE ARTIST RESIDENCY THIS SUMMER HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS. WE WILL HOLD THE EVENT SUMMER 2021.
Openings presents it’s tenth annual Artists Summer Residency – July 12-17, 2020 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 do 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:
“Connections between creativity and transcendence foster meaningful conversations that have the potential to unite individuals and promote community.”
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
Residency dates: Sunday, July 12 (beginning with dinner at 6pm) to Friday, July 17(ending with lunch at 12:30pm) -
5 days, 4 nights.
Fee: $75 per day which includes a private room, three prepared meals a day, shared bathroom. (This fee is discounted from the normal daily fee of $100). 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 5 pm Friday, June 26, 2020
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 strictly limited to 20 artists.
Click on the image above for photos of past residencies.
Any questions contact: Frank Sabatte, CSP
212-265-3209 x 218