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A.I.R.

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Artist  in  Residence

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Space for Handmade Explorative Design

The A.I.R at the Doublet SHED offers emerging textile and/or wood craftspeople an opportunity to spend one month creating and sharing their process and work with the community of Midcoast Maine. For the months of July and August we are seeking applicants to take over the SHED. We will host one artist each month to make work, display work and engage with travelers, locals, viewers and potential clients.  We are interested in all types of proposals and encourage artists to respond to the environment the SHED occupies.   Residents will be responsible for completing and documenting their proposed project, installing an exhibition that coincides with art walk, being the SHED Talk guest of the month, and keeping the SHED open 5 days a week.

 We provide:

  • A work space & exhibition space AKA the SHED
  • A basic tool kit including needle, thread, hammer, chisel, radio etc... 
  • An opportunity to create, curate, meet clients and sell work
  • Housing in Bath Me (10 miles from S.H.E.D.)
  • Stipend - $1,000
  • Great conversation

 Artist provides:

  • Reliable transpiration to and from SHED.
  • Residents will provide their own meals.
  • Provide specific tools and materials appropriate to the scale and resources of your project  and the work space.

This Project is made possible by the generosity of the Kindling Fund, Space Gallery  & The Andy Warhol Foundation

Support for AIR at Doublet SHED is provided by The Kindling Fund, a grant program administered by SPACE Gallery as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Network.

 
 
 
 
 
 

PLACE

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The Doublet SHED is located on the Creamery Pier overlooking the Sheepscot River in Wiscasset ME. Situated just off route one, it is a busy stopping point for travelers and locals to peruse the many antique shops located in this small village. Engaging with public and sharing your process is crucial to this residency. 

Once considered the largest seaport town north of Boston, it is home to vernacular architecture reflecting its rich history in shipbuilding, lumber and trade. 

 

Area Art Museum / Attractions / Leisure:

  • Watershed Center For Ceramic Arts: Edgecomb ME - 1 mile
  • Center for Furniture Craftsmanship: Rockport ME - 30 miles
  • Shelter Institute: Woolwich ME  – 5 miles
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art: Rockland ME – 35 miles
  • Farnsworth Museum: Rockland ME – 35 miles
  • Maine Maritime Museum: Bath ME - 10 miles
  • Portland Museum of Art: Portland ME – 45 miles
  • ICA @ MECA:  Portland ME– 45 miles
  • SPACE Gallery: Portland ME– 45 miles

 

 

 
 

Apply

 


How to Apply

Send an email with the subject "SHED AIR" containing a single PDF document which includes a project proposal, curriculum vitae, 10 images of previous work, and two references to... designdoublet@gmail.com

Submissions due March 2nd - midnight

notified of acceptance  by March 31st

 

Project Proposal

     Should include:

  • A project achievable in one month

  • How you plan to interact / share your work with the community

  • Why you want to be the artist in residence at SHED

  • Which month you would like to come to the S.H.E.D. : July or August

Images

Should be:

  • Labeled.. (last name, first name, title of piece)

  • Whatever size you think is best for us to look at on a computer screen. – ( make them all the same size)

  • Image list : Name, Title, Materials, Size, Date

Info

Please contact Mali and Jordan with questions at – designdoublet@gmail.com

 


AIR 2018

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Trelawney O’brien

O’brien is a Rockport based artist who uses embroidery as a means to explore symbolism, activism and connection within her community.  Her stitched designs find their way into garments through her line Treyummy, which releases one of a kind wares that incorporate natural dye, upcycled fashion and stitching.  She worked on one long textile piece while in residence integrating the community through embroidery and presense. She was in residence from June 25-July 20, 2018

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Peter Scheidt

"The U.S. Craft Bureau’s purpose is to advance the knowledge and usage of handcraft within the everyday lives of American citizens.  When I take action as the Bureau, I am dressed in all the trappings of an established government institution.  Positioning and costuming as an institution is an opportunity for me to give myself permission to forward a pedagogy.  It also affords the means to approach the identified problematic with a multidisciplinary approach."

The Bureau took over the SHED for the month of July/August and offered free repairs of wooden chairs. In service to the public, Peter's goal is to empower communities with the fundamentals of craft. Peter brought a bicycle designed to function as a small, curbside wooden furniture repair station. Peter was in residence at the SHED from July 26th-August 17th, 2018.