OMI New York - the New School / by Antonio Jose Guzman

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Omi International Arts Center 2014

The Art Omi Residency is now underway with 30 Residents from 24 Countries.

I am very pleased to let you know that coming summer I will be attending Art Omi in Upstate New York. The Board of Directors of Art Omi, extended a formal invitation to join the 2014 Art Omi International Artists’ Residency. The residency will take place June and July in the village of Omi in Columbia County, Upstate New York.

The first week of the residency I’ll be working on a series of monotype projects with master printer Melissa Braggins of Pond Press, Rhinebeck.  The second week of the residency: around 30 professionals from the NYC area come to Omi to conduct studio visits. Open Studios Day is scheduled for the last Sunday of the residency.  On this day friends and the public are invited to join for brunch and to tour the studios and meet with the artists. I'll be also giving a lecture at the New School about my project The Day We Surrender to the Air.

Lilly Wei (Art in America – Art Today) will be the Critic Emerita with the first week of residency.

About Art Omi:

Omi International Arts Center offers four distinct residency programs: the Art Omi International Artists Residency for visual artists. The programs encourage residents to collaborate and explore new avenues of expression and experiment with media and techniques not always available to them at home.

Omi invites gallerists, critics, agents, publishers, curators and collectors to give talks and presentations. Their visits also benefit residents by providing them with exposure and access to the New York cultural scene.

Lilly Wei (Art in America – Art Today) will be the Critic Emerita with the first week of residency.

Omi International Arts Center is located in beautiful Ghent, New York, two and a half hours from New York City. Omi is situated on 300 acres of rolling farmland with spectacular views of the Catskills and the Hudson River Valley. The Fields Sculpture Park is a public exhibition space featuring over 80 contemporary sculptures.