That's right! Yours truly was selected as a Leap Year artist! I'm so freaking excited and honored and really a little scared. It's going to be amazing and the benefits and perks are outstanding but I know this is when shit gets real so I'm just trying to keep my mind together as I swim through this and the other things I'm doing and trying to do. It's amazing though. I met the other artists last week and they already seem incredible to me. I'm really pumped to see what's going to happen this year. The other two artists are Johnny Drago and Rebecca Hanna.
MINT made the announcement on their facebook page and Burnaway provided some brief coverage here: http://www.burnaway.org/2012/08/mint-gallery-announces-second-round-of-leap-year-winners/
Erica called me about two weeks ago during the middle of the day to let me know. I laughed like an idiot for about five minutes and then asked is she was kidding. Yeah, I'm dumb. I wasn't allowed to really talk about it till now which was both fun and a little nerve racking.
So freaking pumped.
Creative Loafing provided some coverage as well!
Atlanta Printmakers Studio:
Selections from the Emerging Artist Residency
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
August 11 - October 27, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, August 10, 6:30-8:30pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia is exhibiting prints
from APS's Emerging Artist Residency archives. Artists include:
Jessica Caldas Hannah Skoonberg Whitney Stansell Cynthia Thompson
The Emerging Artist Residency program provides the resources necessary for
emerging artists to complete a printmaking project of their proposal. The residency includes access to the APS studio for up to six months, a free class, and personal
mentoring, plus a materials stipend. Learn more about the program at