Upcoming Residencies 2021

Hayden Harasta

May 6 – May 16, 2021


Hayden Harasta will be in residence working on a large series of interactive synthesizer sculptures, some will take the shapes of humans, tentacles, and more. The final creations will be imerservise and interactive with buttons, sensors, knobs, and switches that can be tuned and adjusted by visitors. Installation location and dates to be determined. Hayden will conduct a workshop with community members who will create small versions of the personal pocket synthesizers that are played by casting shadows. Dates, time, and location will be determined.

Elise Martin

May 20 – May 31, 2021


Elise Martin is a Detroit-based visual artist working primarily in the areas of fiber arts and sculpture. As a maker of objects, she has become invested in exploring the autonomy of the things she creates, and the power of inanimate objects in general to influence human behavior. Much of her work revolves around intimacy, empathy and connection between persons and the role that objects play in either facilitating or obstructing these relationships. Elise Martin creates sculptural works that tip-toe the line between passive object and active participant. While in residence Elise will lead a native pigment fabric-dying and/or textile-printing workshop. Dates, time, and location will be determined.

Monique Martinez

June 5 – June 12, 2021


While in residence, Monique Martinez will immerse herself in the research she has done about her family’s New Mexico genealogy to create four new pieces. Photographs, painting, computer generated images, and personal artifacts will be stylized in personal collages depicting their life stories. Her form of storytelling will be shared with the community in workshops. Dates, time, and location will be determined.

Russell Prather

June 18 – July 30, 2021


Russell Prather plans to conceive, design and fabricate four new hanging pieces, based on the forms and objects that he discovers in Jemez Springs and environs. These pieces will be incorporated into a traveling solo exhibition of new work called “And the Heart is Pleased by One Thing After Another”. The artist will begin the residency by exploring the Jemez Springs area and spending time with the people there. A workshop exploring his process will be shared with the community.  Dates, time, and location will be determined.

Jim Gladstone

September 13 – October 6, 2021


Jim Gladstone, a writer living in San Francisco, will shift gears while in residence to focus on his manuscript, titled “FeatherHood”.  Some of the topics related to his work are: “What are similarities and differences in the relationship between artists and their art and the relationship between parents and their children?,  what cartoon characters have had the biggest impact on your life, and what important objects or activities from your life are unfamiliar or strange to people a generation or two younger than you?”. The community outreach aspect of the residency will be a series of interactive, evening gatherings, during each of which the artist would give a brief presentation of one of the ideas he is  exploring in this novel and then facilitate discussion and personal storytelling around the topic with attendees. Dates, time, and location will be determined.