Centrum 2015 Emerging Artists
PNCA alumni are well represented in the cohort of Centrum Emerging Artists for 2015.
Congratulations to all of Centrum’s 2015 Emerging Artists, especially PNCA alumni Thomas Gamble, Katy Knowlton, and Rebecca Peel. They will be heading to Centrum’s month-long residency that takes place this coming October 19 through November 16, 2015.
Centrum’s Emerging Artist Residency invites a cohort of six visual artists who have graduated from a graduate or undergraduate program within the last five years, to be in residence at Centrum for one month. Each artist is provided with housing, studio space and a stipend, while they spend the month creating new work or refining existing work. Centrum’s process of selection for the 2015 Emerging Artist Residency began in January when program manager Martha Worthley contacted educators from the Northwest region to nominate artists of merit from their college and university programs. Worthley works with independent jurors who review the applications and make the final selection. This year’s jurors were Scott Lawrimore, curator at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington, Visual artist C. Davida Ingram and Nina Bozicnik, curator at the Henry Art Gallery.
Centrum is now in the second year of its initiative to support artists at the beginning of their career trajectory. Last year, Residents included alumni Morgan Ritter and Leif J. Lee.
Located in Port Townsend, Washington, Fort Worden—a turn-of-the-century army base–Centrum is a gathering place for artists and creative thinkings in the midst of saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and open fields framed by stunning views of the Olympic and Cascade ranges and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.