OUR CURRENT RESIDENT ARTIST IS BENISSE LESTER. SEE HER AT THE WILTON LIBRARY MONDAY, JANUARY 26, AT 6:00.
Chris Burns talked with Benisse about her residency. Read the Wilton BulletinarticleHERE
My Artist in Residence project is to create a series of paintings celebrating and honoring the beauty and heritage of Weir Farm and Julian Alden Weir. The paintings will depict Weir Farm grounds and interiors in winter. Still life figures and depictions may be integrated into some of the works. I will work primarily en plein air and directly from the subjects. For the outdoor landscapes, I will create small oil, acrylic, or watercolor plein air studies which will be used in creating larger scale works. The body of paintings will be exhibited in a one person show in late January. These could be shown at Weir Farm, one of its affiliates, and in other venues as a traveling exhibit. I am looking forward to a very inspiring experience painting the wonderful Weir Farm locale. It is a great honor to paint on location at Weir Farm, and to create work in tribute to Julian Alden Weir's legacy. ~ Benisse Lester
UPCOMING ARTISTS: February 23 Rachel Bacon March 23 Patricia Miranda April 20 Tatana Kellner
The January 15 Application Deadline has Passed. Residencies will be announced on or about March 1, 2015.
Next Deadline for residency applications is July 15. For more information,click here.
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