Studio Apprentices: From the 2016/2017 Working Artist Project
11am - 5pm
This exhibition features works by emerging artists, chosen by MOCA GA and the 2016/2017 Working Artist Project recipients Paul Stephen Benjamin, Lauri Stallings, and Craig Drennen to work as Studio Apprentices. The Exhibition features works by:
Working Artist Project (WAP) is an awards program to support established visual artists of merit who reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area. This initiative provides an unparalleled level of support for individual artists, expands the Museum’s mission, and promotes Atlanta as a city where artists can live, work, and thrive. A guest curator selects three visual artists to receive the Award. Representing our city’s best and brightest; these artists are supported with an exhibition, promotion, a studio apprentice, and a major stipend to create work over the course of the year. This program is supported in large by a grant from The Charles Loridans Foundation with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
ABOUT the Studio Apprenticeship
Each established artist selected for the WAP program mentors an emerging artist over the course of their fellowship year. This creates partnerships in which both mentors and mentees can benefit from sharing knowledge, skills, ideas, experience, and the potential for creative collaboration. The Museum partners with art departments at numerous local universities to recruit young artists who are selected based on their talent and professionalism. The apprentices each gain paid working experience with the Fellows and an exhibit of their work at MOCA GA during a group exhibition at the end of the year.
Featured Image: Amelia Carley, Iris from the Southeast, oil on canvas, 72″ x 48″, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.