ASTORIA — Astoria Visual Arts seeks applications from local artists interested in working in a rent-free studio from Saturday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Dec. 31.
The deadline for applications is midnight, Sunday, Aug. 12.
The notifications of selection will go out no later than Monday, Aug. 20.
The two successful candidates will each be provided with a studio space located on the Columbia River in the Astoria Downtown Historic District free of charge for a four-month residency period.
The AVA a-i-r Program is designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and professional growth of local artists. Residency finalists are chosen on the basis of merit by an independent selection panel of working artists and arts patrons. People who have applied in the past are encouraged to reapply with an updated portfolio and statement reflecting updates and changes.
AVA was founded in 1989 as a nonprofit membership organization to enhance, strengthen and promote the arts in the Greater Astoria Area. AVA a-i-r is supported by membership dues and contributions from supporters of Astoria Visual Arts, and by the generosity of Astoria Coffee House & Bistro.
For more information about AVA a-i-r and how to apply, visit astoriavisualarts.org/ava-a-i-r.html.