Art Omi International Artists' Residency is pleased to announce the thirty-three talented artists who have been awarded the three-week summer residency from July 2-24, 2006. Thordis Adalsteinsdottier (USA/Iceland); Nelly Agassi (Israel); Conrad Bakker (USA); Tiffany Calvert (USA); Callyann Casteel (USA); Byungwang Cho (South Korea); Anindita Dutta (USA/India); William Jaime Fernandez (Cuba); Shingo Francis (USA); Gonzalo Fuenmayor (Colombia); Willum Geerts (Holland); Monica Goetz (Germany); David Herbert (USA); Shih Chieh Huang (USA); Denise Hume (Australia); Andrea Juan (Argentina); Anton Kannemeyer (South Africa); Ali Kazim (Pakistan); Rä di Martino (USA/Italy); Hung Nguyen (Vietnam); Rune Olsen (USA/Norway); Young-Min Pak (South Korea); Carol Periera (USA); Masoud Rahmani (Iran); Ana Rewakowicz (Canada/Poland); Corrado Sassi (Italy); Nicole Schmolzer (Switzerland); Hank Willis Thomas (USA); Momoyo Torimitsu (USA/Japan) Oraib Toukan (Jordan); Rachel Perry Welty (USA); Cheryl Yun (USA); Tarek Zaki (Egypt)
Art Omi International Artists' Residency is located in Columbia County, New York, just two hours by train from New York City. There will be two critics-in-residence in 2006, Raul Zamudio and Koan Jeff Baysa, both New York based writers and curators. These artists will come to Art Omi to make their work, share ideas and meet with important critics, curators and gallery dealers from New York City. The opportunity live and work in such peaceful surroundings yet interact with the contemporary art world produces a unique atmosphere of creativity and dialogue among artists coming from as far away as Pakistan and as close as Brooklyn. The residency culminates in Open Day weekend, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. Saturday night is an evening of dining and dancing under a big tent in the fields. On Sunday, there is a country brunch from 11:00-1:00 and from 1:00-5:00 the public is invited to tour the artists’ studios and visit The Fields Sculpture Park.
Open Day is open to the public free of charge, but a donation of $5 is suggested at the door. The dinner is $75.00 and the brunch is $40.00. Please call 212.206.5684 for more details.
Omi International Arts Center is guided by the principle that artistic expression is a vehicle that transcends economic, political, and cultural boundaries. By inviting a synergistic mix of artists, writers, musicians and dancers from all over the world to create a diverse, positive working community, Omi transforms this guiding vision into an exciting reality. Please visit our website www.artomi.org for more information about Omi International Arts Center, The Fields Sculpture Park and all of our residency programs.