Art Klub Residencies

The Art Klub offers residencies to artists of all disciplines. We request a minimum of 3 weeks, with a maximum of up to 3 months at a time.

We are accepting proposals detailing the artist's background and goals for time spent at the Art Klub, and we encourage community outreach while in residency. Time frames and residency fees are negotiable based on needs of artist in terms of space and support. Communication is key!

If you're interested in a residency, please complete and submit the residency proposal here!


Artists-in-Residence Fall 2018: Ryan Leitner

Ryan works with the ancient print making practice of water marbling where he paints on water and then picks it up with a canvas. Cutting away, sewing back together, and layering the paintings, he contextualizes them into a space that they will then be inhabiting for exhibition. Much like the quilted patch pieces in his work, my history is one that is built on fragments of different times and places.

During his residency at the Art Klub, he plans to concentrate on the two dimensional paintings of figures and patterns that have been a new direction in his work. At the end of my time at Art Klub, Ryan plans to have created a new series of quilt like figure paintings in varying sizes. These paintings are a new direction that come from his installation work that he has created in his latest exhibitions.

 Photo Credit: Patrick Weishampel

Photo Credit: Patrick Weishampel

Artists-in-Residence May 2018: Tahni Holt, Luke Wyland and Willis Willis

Rubble Bodies is a collapse before a beginning to stage a liminal place in between something that has ended and something about to start. In this space, the labored body, the breath, voice, and weight of a body come into sharp focus. Rubble Bodies resides in a world that knows it is being watched and performs unabashed performance. 

Bits of ourselves 

we rock 

into a kaleidoscope of expression.

The performers are: Choreographer, Tahni Holt (dancer), Holland Andrews (singer/poet) and Willis Willis (Trombonist). Symbolically we understand what has survived: Dance, Poetry and Music. And although A & P uses symbolic reasoning as a pushing off point, it imagines aspects of the performers bodies as artifact to illicit new configurations for potential futures to arise.

The work is a rigorous examination of some of the many parts that make us human: emotionality, nostalgia, language, voice, lineage, sense of time, sound, the performer’s image bound bodies and embodied expression. The heart of the choreography conjures the artifacts into a continually changing kaleidoscope of expression.

Luke Wyland’s music composition unearths discordant tension. Wyland electronically samples the sound of the performers voices, recycling it, in real time, with a nod to Holt’s riot grrrlhood, who came of age in the early Nineties in the Pacific Northwest. Willis blows their horn: a funeral procession; an army advances; a parade marches on.


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