• Artist in Residence

    Artist in Residence

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Artist in Residence

The Society of Arts and Crafts is excited to support an Artist in Residence Program, inaugurated in 2016. This program is designed to give craftspeople an opportunity to work in our studio and offers a unique experience to explore Boston’s diverse cultural and historical offerings. Artists demonstrating their work to guests enlivens the gallery and offers the public exciting opportunities to examine material and technique in a more direct and intimate way. Through this program, the Society continues to support craftspeople and educate the public about the power of craft, and this new initiative furthers the mission in an exciting and engaging way.

Our space allows us to host low-noise, low-mess methods that do not require large power tools or could be dangerous to the public, but we are open to finding solutions for exciting opportunities. A $750 honorarium is provided. At this time, we cannot provide housing or transportation.The residency period is three months. We read applications on a rolling basis.

In return for 400 sq. ft. of studio space with natural and overhead lighting and a stipend, the Artist in Residence will engage with guests for approximately 24 hours a week while we are open to the public. We also encourage the resident artist to host public programs such as demos, lectures, and workshops.

We are able to provide solid tables on wheels, chairs, and access to Society’s galleries and staff areas. Artists are to provide their own tools and supplies.

Please feel free to reach out to Luiza deCamargo, Curator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Liz Shepherd (Summer-Fall 2017)

Liz Shepherd (Summer-Fall 2017)

Liz Shepherd is a sculptor and printmaker. Recent solo exhibitions have been at Artpace’s Hudson (Show)Room in San Antonio, Texas, the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy, the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College, the Boston Sculptors Gallery, the Sarah Doyle Gallery at Brown University, and the Locco Ritoro Gallery in Boston. In 2014, she participated in exhibitions at the Hanoi (Vietnam) Contemporary Arts Center, the Q’orikancha Museum in Cusco, Peru, the Icelandic Printmakers Gallery in Reykjanik. Shepherd has also been included in exhibitions of the Royal Academy of Painters and Printmakers at the Bankside Gallery in London and with the Los Angeles Printmakers. In 2015 she was awarded a Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Liz owns a large collaborative printmaking studio in Boston’s South End where she teaches occasional printmaking classes.

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Adrienne Sloane (Spring/Summer 2017)

Adrienne Sloane (Spring/Summer 2017)

For 25 years studio artist Adrienne Sloane has deeply explored all forms of sculptural knit structures. As a hand and machine knitter, her work has often addressed the political while remaining mindful of the rich historical context of her medium. She exhibits and teaches internationally and has also worked with indigenous knitters in Bolivia and Peru. Sloane has work in major collections and has been published widely. She also enjoys writing regularly for the American magazine, Fiber Art Now.

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Jen Stark (Fall 2016)

Jen Stark (Fall 2016)

Jenifer Stark has been designing knitwear since 2004. A Boston native, she has studied design at McGill University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Massachusetts College of Art. She is inspired by the combination of heirloom techniques with modern colors and a tailored, active fit. When she is not knitting she can be found on her bicycle. You can see and purchase her work at JeniferStark.com.

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