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Welcome Fellows!


Our third group of juried Fellows arrived this past Monday, and we’re delighted to welcome them. They include, left-to-right in the photo above:



Save the date and join us for our second Open House on Sunday, August 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm (readings begin at 2:30 pm) and see what this group has been working on. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend!


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Saltonstall Alums Honored with NYFA Fellowships


The New York Foundation for the Arts recently announced the recipients of their 2016 Artists’ Fellowships. Three Saltonstall alums were honored with this award!



NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program makes unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 and is highly competitive. Congratulations, Dina, Lida, and Gary!

Works above (l:r) by Dina Kantor, Lida Suchy, and Gary Sczerbaniewicz


Lisbeth Firmin (’04) Open Studio This Weekend


Painter Lisbeth Firmin will be participating in the Catskill Mountain Area Open Studios in New York’s Delaware County this Saturday and Sunday, July 30 – 31 from 11am – 5pm.


Lisbeth’s studio is located in the Commons Building, 2nd Floor, 785 Main Street, Margaretville, NY.




Jessica Cuello (’15) Wins Washington Prize


Poet Jessica Cuello recently won the 2016 Washington Prize from The Word Works for Hunt, a collection of poems based on Moby Dick but from a female point of view.


Jessica finished this manuscript during her residency and read from the collection at her Open House. Congratulations, Jessica!



Jason Karolak (’14) in McKenzie Group Show


Painter Jason Karolak is currently exhibiting new work in a group show at McKenzie Fine Art in NYC.


“Construction Zone” opened June 17 and runs through August 13. The exhibition was recently reviewed in Hyperallergic in an article entitled Painting From the Ground Up.

Shahrzad Kamel in Iran 2016

Shahrzad Kamel (’14) Solo Exhibition in Iran


Congratulations to photographer Shahrzad Kamel on her first solo exhibition in Iran! “Rift” opened at the Ab/Anbar Gallery in Tehran on July 8  and runs through August 4.

Photo above of Shahrzad (r) at her opening reception courtesy of Ab/Anbar Gallery.