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Lawndale Art Center Announces Residents for Lawndale Art Studio Program 2012-2013

Art work by Patrick Turk

Art work by Patrick Turk

Lawndale Art Center is pleased to announce the residents for the seventh round of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program. Artists selected for the program are Domokos Benczédi, Nancy Douthey and Patrick Turk.

With an emphasis on emerging practices, the program will provide these artists with non-residential studio space for nine months (September 2012 – May 2013) on the third floor of Lawndale Art Center in the heart of the Museum District. The artists will have full access to their studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each artist will receive a $500 monthly stipend for the duration of the program and an initial $1500 unrestricted materials allowance. Artists working in all mediums were encouraged to apply. At the completion of the residency, works produced during the program will be exhibited at Lawndale Art Center in May 2013. The 2012-2013 residents were selected from over 100 applicants by a panel of three arts professionals; Dean Daderko, Curator at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Sharon Engelstein, Artist; and Adrienne Johnson Yost, Senior Associate at Kinzelmann Art Consulting and Lawndale Programming Committee Chair.


Domokos Benczédi 

Domokos Benczédi is a Houston based artist/musician. He has been a mainstay in the acts Future Blondes and Rusted Shut for the last 15 years.  He has also played in and recorded with the Indian Jewelry, Helios Creed / Chrome, Black Leather Jesus, Church of Cloned Beef, Snack People and many other underground sonic manipulators.  Upcoming projects include Future Blondes east coast tour and many ongoing collaborations.  Expect aluminum, new installations, disposable/free items and much more.

Nancy Douthey 

Nancy Douthey was born in Fort Worth, TX and currently lives and works in Houston, TX. She received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms from University of Houston, in 2010. Douthey has recently performed in the 2012 Lone Star Explosion, InsideOut, as an artist in residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL and in Low Lives 2, an international festival curated by Jorge Rojas. She received the Liz Alexander Visual Arts Award from the Houston Arts Alliance in 2011. She currently co-directs local artist-run space, Skydive and will be hosting a discussion for The Artist’s Eye at The Menil Collection in August.

Patrick Turk 

Patrick Turk was born and raised in Galveston Texas.  His mind-bending, baroque artistic approach has earned him acclaim, awards and press coverage of his work.  He has had individual shows at the Art League, Koelsch Gallery and Art Storm; his recent Time Travel Research Institute artworks were prominently featured at the inaugural Texas Contemporary Art Fair.  Turk has a solid record of participation in the Houston arts community, coordinating a weekly gathering of art-makers in his home and steadfastly supporting the local arts scene.

Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art. Lawndale is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art with an emphasis on work by Houston artists. Lawndale presents exhibitions, lectures and events, and offers an annual residency program to further the creative exchange of ideas among Houston’s diverse artistic, cultural and student communities.

Programs at Lawndale are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Cavnar Foundation, The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, The Wortham Foundation, Inc., Art Colony Association, John M. O’Quinn, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Anita and David Garten, Bruce Eames, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Jeryn & Walter Mayer, Andrew C. Schirrmeister III, Scott Sparvero, Gabriela Trzebinski, United Airlines, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Party With Cris, Poggenpohl Design Studio and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.

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