Upcoming Residencies

Daniela Molnar

October 15th through November 15, 2020


Daniela Molnar will use the time at Mission Street Arts to recalibrate, reflect, and explore while expanding on three existing projects.

The New Earth Series This project was recently the topic of a front-page feature in the Los Angeles Times www.latimes.com.  This series envisions how climate change is reshaping our planet and our embodied experience of it.

The Topography of Water/WEB series. The special relationship of Jemez Springs to water will no doubt have a wonderful impact on this series, which explores local pigments and materials, using the waters, rocks, and plants of a particular place to meditate on the ever-changing nature of riparian systems and oceanic systems.

Words in Place Projectwordsinplace.org  This collaborative project activates public spaces with temporary artistic installations of poems referencing those spaces.

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Molnar has her Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry (pending), from Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina.  She graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz, CA with a Graduate Certificate in Scientific Illustration and has a BA in Environmental Studies and Art, from The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA. She continues her studies at the School of Visual Arts (NY) and Pratt Institute (NY).

Community Engagement-

Words in Place – Daniela Molnar hopes to further develop this project by collaborating with local poets in Jemez Springs. Please contact us if you are interested in participating.

Russell Prather

March 7 –May 1, 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.

Community Engagement-

Open Studio/Exhibition; The studio will be open during designated times and days on a weekly basis (possibly Saturday or Sunday) to members of the community to visit and talk about the art-making process, inspirations and goals of the residency. The open studio will culminate near the end of the residency with completed work installed and a reception at Mission Street Arts. Artist Talk and Workshop (Possibly to take place at the Jemez Springs Public Library) The artist will present a slide presentation on their creative practice, talk about how their work has evolved and specifically the use of transparency, layering and interactivity. A follow-up hands-on workshop, open to the public, might then focus on working with transparent and translucent media, and different strategies for layering these sorts of materials.