Skowhegan School Of Painting & Sculpture Announces 2018 Off Campus Programming

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture is pleased to announce off-campus programs in New York City during fall 2018. Exploring video, bookmaking and performance, the programs will feature the work of over 90 Skowhegan alumni, spanning 62 classes.



Publications Fair and Artist Discussion

October 27, 2018  / 2 - 6 PM; Artist discussions beginning at 4 PM

Skowhegan Program Space

136 W 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

Skowhegan is excited to present a collection of alumni publications at The Skowhegan Book Meet. The Meet will be a unique opportunity to see the volume and breadth of printed works by participating alumni, whose years span 1956 to 2018, and will feature talks with artists Ali Fitzgerald (A '04) about publishing her first comic book, Josh Graupera (A '16) about his Philadelphia-based activist zine practice, and Pallavi Sen (A '17), Assistant Professor of Art at Williams College, moderated by Birgit Rathsmann (A '04), Skowhegan Alliance Member and this event's lead organizer. Select publications will be available to purchase on site from Skowhegan alumni, however the event’s focus is creating dialogue about art and book-making.

Free to the public, no tickets required.


Outdoor Artist Talk

October 28, 2018  / 4:30 - 6 PM

Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Join Janine Antoni (F '98), Julianne Swartz (A '99, F '08) and Hadassa Goldvicht (A '08) for an evening walk through historic Green-Wood Cemetery, exploring relationships between death, hope, and empathy in their respective bodies of work.

The artists will lead a unique engagement of the cemetery, interweaving the ways love and loss have inevitably met throughout their respective artistic careers. Afterwards, attendees are invited to join them for a conversation moderated by Green-Wood Manager of Programs, Harry Weil.

This event is a part of the Reimagine End of Life week, and made possible by support from Green-Wood Cemetery.

Skowhegan is an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists located on a historic 350-acre farm in rural Maine. Each year Skowhegan brings together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to artmaking and inquiry. Founded by artists in 1946, and still governed by artists, the program provides an atmosphere in which participants are encouraged to work free of market or academic expectations.

Skowhegan’s off campus programs foster community and dialogue among artists, curators, collectors, and the public. Developed in the spirit of its campus environment, where risk-taking and inquiry is encouraged, these programs feature artists and endeavors that push the boundaries of normative art practices.

Skowhegan’s New York programs are supported in part by a grant from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.