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The Lighthouse Works’ primary purpose is to provide artists with the space and time, free from material concerns, to do their best creative work. We bring artists on fellowship to beautiful Fishers Island, where they are provided with room, board and studio space, giving them ample opportunity for quiet productivity in a serene, supportive environment.
The Lighthouse Works accepts artists working in a wide range of media: fiction writers, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction; painters, sculptors, those working in video and installation, and other visual artists; musicians and composers. Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.
Our organization’s efforts also support and enrich the Fishers Island community through a letterpress print shop, open studios, readings, concerts, and workshops for students and adults. By assisting artists at critical junctures in their careers, we aim to be a significant force in preserving and promoting the central role of the arts in our culture. We hope our work will also inspire the creation of other small businesses and organizations in our community, making Fishers Island an enclave of creativity and a cultural destination.
Any serious artist at any stage of his or her career is welcome to apply through our online application system. Applicants are required to fill out an application form and to submit work samples and a statement of intent. While our staff reviews applications for completeness, a panel of professionals in the applicant’s artistic field evaluates each portfolio. Because the fellowship program accepts only 20 artists a year, our process is necessarily quite selective.
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Create! Magazine is a publication for artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. Our mission is to promote fresh, unique work of creatives from around the world. Each issue is filled with vibrant contemporary art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it. The magazine is released bimonthly in a limited edition print and digital format. Create! Magazine has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Secrets of Green and Study Breaks.
SEPTEMBER INTERNATIONAL PRINT ISSUE CURATED BY BROCK BRAKE
Brock Brake (b.1989) is a Co-Owner and Curator of Athen B. Gallery, the Curator and Director of First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco / Oakland, and is the latest addition to the curatorial board at Pro Arts in Oakland. He received his BA in photography at Columbia College Chicago in 2012. In college, he worked as a staff photographer for his school paper and as a freelance photojournalist for Chicago Tribune and Timeout Chicago. He spent most of his free time skateboarding and documenting graffiti kids. His passion for photographing graffiti gained him publication in outlets such as Brooklyn Street Art Blog, Graffiti Art Magazine and Juxtapoz. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Oakland. Once in Oakland Brock worked as an intern at Hamburger Eyes and as an art handler at White Walls and Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. For the past 7 years Brock has been working alongside creatives on various public art projects and gallery installations. As a supporter and facilitator of the Bay Area Art community, Brock continues his “extended” art education by working as an art handler at various galleries and museums both locally and out of state. Within the last year, he has helped prepare shows with Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, Fort Wayne Museum in Indiana and Art Basel in Miami, Florida.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit.
WHERE TO PURCHASE: Copies will be available at several locations including McNally Jackson Books in NYC, Charlotte Street News in London our online store and more.
SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.
DEADLINE: July 25, 2017