Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program Info Session with Sharon Louden

Tuesday Jan 18th, 2022

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Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program Info Session with Sharon Louden

Feb 10 at 6 PM (virtual)

Join us for a PRO Network webinar on February 10 at 6 PM on Facebook Live and Zoom. Learn about this exciting residency program which welcomes artists aged 21 and older without any education requirements to engage in a mentored, intergenerational, inclusive, and open experience that promotes possibilities through experimentation and expansive creativity in a brave space.

Not only is this session an introduction to the Chautauqua School of Art residency program, this session serves as a professional development session as Sharon Louden, Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Visual Arts, will take you through the application process and more!

Register here

The Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program welcomes artists ages 21 and older who have yet to receive wide recognition of their work. College enrollment is not a requirement to attend our program. Artists who engage in all media are encouraged to apply. This is an environment that promotes intergenerational collaboration, exchange, research and an openness to other art forms at Chautauqua, including dance, theater, music, literature and more. It is meant to be a safe, brave space to share, experiment and freely express.

Applications, which can be found here (, are due March 2.

Residencies run June 26–August 12, 2022


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Sharon Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books, and the Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution.

She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Weisman Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Sharon has taught since 1991. Her teaching experience includes studio and professional practice classes to students of all levels in many institutions throughout the United States. Colleges and universities at which she has lectured and taught include: Kansas City Art Institute, College of Saint Rose, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Vanderbilt University, New York Academy of Art and Maryland Institute College of Art.

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