FAQ’s


Q: What resolution and format should my digital images be?
A: Please size your images no larger than 2000 pixels max H or W, at a resolution of 72 ppi and format them as RGB JPGs. LABEL THE CD WITH YOUR FULL NAME.You may send up to 10 images. Include a script in Word, describing the images. Digital images should be in a folder and clearly labeled so that they match the script using two digits (01, 02, 03, etc) and your name in the following format: LastName_FirstName_01.jpg. WSW reserves the right NOT to review CD’s that are not properly formatted. Do not send Powerpoint presentations, movies of any kind, or slide shows.

Q: Can I break up the residency and do it in parts?
A: Preference is given to artists who are willing to work full-time over one full residency period.

Q: How much technical assistance will I receive as a grantee?
A: Staff will check in with you daily to evaluate the type and amount of help that you need. Our goal is to provide you with the assistance to complete a high-quality project in a timely fashion.

Q: What if I don’t know how to perform a process that I’d like to use in my work?
A: Generally, we are able to teach you whatever you need to know. We do expect you to have basic knowledge of at least one major component of your work.

Q: What is a structural dummy (for artists’ books grants)?
A: A structural dummy is a 3-D version of your book. It exemplifies the binding and structure of the book that you intend to produce.

Q: I know nothing about binding, can I still apply if I have a great idea for a book?
A: Yes, but make it clear in the application that you will need our advice and help when it comes to the binding portion of your project.

Q: Can I print my book digitally?
A: You may incorporate digital printing into your project, but keep in mind that a percentage of your project must be hand printed. We currently have an Epson Photo R2400 printer that may be used for production.

Q: Can I bring my mate, child, pet, etc.?
A: No. This time is for you to focus on your work.

Q: Do I need a car?
A: No, WSW staff and interns can take artists shopping, to the movies, etc. We do have bicycles available for rides around the countryside and / or to town. The town of Rosendale is less than two miles from our studios.

Q: Will I have access to a computer or the internet at WSW?
A: Our PC’s are available for e-mail and surfing the web after work hours (5:00pm – 9:00am). An IMac and scanner are also available upon request. WiFi is available in the main studio building.

Q: How are artists selected?
A: Each jury panel is made up of past grantees and an outside reviewer. The Studio Residency and Legacy Residency Grants are reviewed by the previous year’s gala honoree, and a past resident. The process is managed by WSW’s Artistic Director, Tatana Kellner.

Q: Are students allowed to apply?
A: The residencies are limited to professional artists who are not currently enrolled in an academic program.

Q: What expectations does WSW have of residents?
A: Residency Grant artists are expected to present a 15-20 minute talk about their work, and prepare a small exhibit.

 

Q: What resolution and format should my digital images be?
A: Please size your images no larger than 1040 pixels max H or W, at a resolution of 72 ppi and format them as RGB JPGs. LABEL THE CD WITH YOUR FULL NAME.You may send up to 10 images. Include a script in Word, describing the images. Digital images should be in a folder and clearly labeled so that they match the script using two digits (01, 02, 03, etc) and your name in the following format: LastName_FirstName_01.jpg. WSW reserves the right NOT to review

Q: How much technical assistance will I receive as a Workspace Resident?
A: Staff will check in with you daily to evaluate the type and amount of help that you need. Our goal is to provide you with the assistance to complete a high-quality project in a timely fashion.

Q: What if I don’t know how to perform a process that I’d like to use in my work?
A: Generally, we are able to teach you whatever you need to know. We do expect you to have basic knowledge of at least one major component of your work.

Q: Can I bring my mate, child, pet, etc.?
A: No. This time is for you to focus on your work.

Q: Do I need a car?
A: No, WSW staff and interns can take artists shopping, to the movies, etc. We do have bicycles available for rides around the countryside and / or to town. The town of Rosendale is less than two miles from our studios.

Q: Will I have access to a computer or the internet at WSW?
A: Our PC’s are available for e-mail and surfing the web after work hours (5:00pm – 9:00am). An IMac and scanner are also available upon request. WiFi is available in the main studio building.

Q: How are artists selected?
A: Each jury panel is made up of past grantees and an outside reviewer. The Studio Residency and Legacy Residency Grants are reviewed by the previous year’s gala honoree, and a past resident. The process is managed by WSW’s Artistic Director, Tatana Kellner.

Q: Are students allowed to apply?
A: Workspace residencies are limited to professional artists who are not currently enrolled in an academic program.

Q: What expectations does WSW have of residents?
A: Workspace residents need to be prepared to present a 15-20 minute artist’s talk.

Q: What’s the WSW community like?
A: WSW is on a rural road about a mile from the Village of Rosendale. It’s quiet here. Every day we gather at 12:30 for potluck lunch with contributions that range from gourmet to super simple (ie: cheese, bread, jello). Generally the selection is vegetarian friendly. Those with dietary restrictions are accommodated. At lunch it is not unusual for 10-20 artists and staff to share the meal.

In the studios interns will  be working with an artist or on special WSW projects. Occassionally regional artists are renting the studio. Almost everyday there is a volunteer working on the digital archive.

Q: What’s Rosendale like?
A: Rosendale is a small town. On one side is a creek; on the other is a steep hill, so there is no sprawl, just a somewhat funky Main Street. It is an extremely artist friendly town. We have an active theater collective that presents live original theater twice a month, as well as art films, documentaries and mainstream movies. There are three venues that present live music weekly, a gourmet cheese shop, a real bakery, a few specialty shops and of course massage and acupuncture practitioners.

Q: What resolution and format should my digital images be?
A: Please size your images no larger than 1040 pixels max H or W, at a resolution of 72 ppi and format them as RGB JPGs. LABEL THE CD WITH YOUR FULL NAME. You may send up to 10 images. Include an image script describing the images. Digital images should be in a folder and clearly labeled so that they match the script using two digits (01, 02, 03, etc) and your name in the following format: LastName_FirstName_01.jpg. WSW reserves the right NOT to review CD’s that are not properly formatted. Do not send Powerpoint presentations, movies of any kind, or slide shows.

Q: Can my friends come and visit?
A: Friends are welcome at the Atwood house during daylight/evening times, but overnight guests are strongly discouraged. In order to keep traffic to a minimum at the Anne Atwood intern residence, we ask that no more than ONE overnight guest visit happen per month. Visit length should be one overnight stay. If you plan on having someone come stay with you,  be sure to ask your housemates (interns and artists) to make sure they don’t mind, or that it doesn’t conflict with other visitor plans happening that month.

Q: Do I need a car?
A: No, but you will have a better experience if you have one. We do have bicycles available for rides around the countryside and/or to town. The town of Rosendale is less than two miles from our studios.

Q: Will I have access to a computer or the internet at WSW?
A: Our PC’s are available for e-mail and surfing the web after work hours (5:00pm – 9:00am). WiFi is available in the main studio building.

Q: How are interns selected?
A: Intern applications are reviewed by our studio manager & artistic director. Recommendations from past employers and teachers carry a lot of weight.

Q: Do I need to bring examples of my work?
A: Interns need to be prepared to present a 15-20 minute artist’s talk.

Q: What’s the WSW community like?
A: WSW is on a rural road about a mile from the Village of Rosendale. It’s quiet here. Every day we gather at 12:30 for potluck lunch with contributions that range from gourmet to super simple (ie: cheese, bread, jello). Generally the selection is vegetarian friendly. Those with dietary restrictions are accommodated. At lunch it is not unusual for 10-20 artists and staff to share the meal.

In the studios interns will  be working with an artist or on special WSW projects. Occassionally regional artists are renting the studio. Almost everyday there is a volunteer working on the digital archive.

Q: What’s Rosendale like?
A: Rosendale is a small town. On one side is a creek; on the other is a steep hill, so there is no sprawl, just a somewhat funky Main Street. It is an extremely artist friendly town. We have an active theater collective that presents live original theater twice a month, as well as art films, documentaries and mainstream movies. There are three venues that present live music weekly, a gourmet cheese shop, a real bakery, a few specialty shops and of course massage and acupuncture practitioners.

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