Art Residency Programs

Calabar Gallery presents a series of Art Residency Programs across the country and the world. These residencies are to assist select artist grow and develop new innovative work. The residencies will also include exhibitions.

Calabar Gallery Art Residency
at coLAB Arts in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Calabar Gallery Art Residency is a Social Justice Residency for emerging and mid-career Black Artists globally who are working using unconventional ideas, materials, subject matter and doing some research based work and a competitive program designed by curator Atim Annette Oton of Calabar Gallery to provide artists time and space to produce new work at coLAB Arts in New Brunswick on a particular topic and pedagogy on Black lives globally and socially engaging New Brunswick residents and community.

Our first resident has been selected for September 2022 to February 2023. Our next resident will be selected through a call in September with a team of advisors and will begin in March 2023.

Our Art Advisors:

Jeanne Brasile, Director, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall Gallery

Midori Yoshimoto, Associate Professor of Art History and Gallery Director, New Jersey City University

PJ Gupatina Policarpo, Head of Youth Development, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Halima Taha, Curator, Art & Culture Strategist and author of Collecting African American Art Works, NY

Elizabeth Keithline, Exhibitions Director, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM), NY

Patricia Andrews-Keenan, Director, Pigment International, Art publication magazine, Chicago

Eto Otitigbe, artist and MFA Deputy chair, Brooklyn College’s Sculpture Dept, NY

About Calabar Gallery
Calabar Gallery represents underserved artists locally and globally: African, African American and Caribbean artists, with the mission of providing a place for community, exhibition, creative initiatives and projects. Visit calabargallery.com

GHISLAINE SABITI SELECTED FOR THE CALABAR GALLERY ART RESIDENCY AT COLAB ARTS

Calabar Gallery is pleased to announce the winner of its first CALABAR GALLERY RESIDENCY at coLAB Arts in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Ghislaine Sabiti was selected as the first ART RESIDENT for six (6) months.

The Social Justice Residency is for emerging and mid-career Black Artists globally who are working using unconventional ideas, materials, subject matter and doing some research based work on a particular topic and pedagogy on Black lives globally and socially engaging New Brunswick. Curator and Director of Calabar Gallery who announced the residency winner said that she was extremely pleased with the choice of Sabati and her interdisciplinary work showed a range of possibilities and the residency would give her time and space to further develop work, explore new ideas, focus on social justice issues in New Brunswick and advisory assistance to guide her art career differently.

Speaking from her home in New York, Ghislaine Sabato said "she was delighted with the opportunity, fortunate to be selected and looking forward to the work and could wait to begin". Ghislaine Sabiti is an interdisciplinary French American Congolese-born artist, a painter, costume designer, and flame worker who was raised on the outskirts of Paris, France and now lives in New York. She studied fine art at Atelier Chantier du Coq and graduated with honors in fashion design from Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris.

Designed by curator Atim Annnette Oton, the six month residency commenced in September and provides space and materials as well as time with with a slate of art advisors that include Jeanne Brasile, Director, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall Gallery; Midori Yoshimoto, Associate Professor of Art History and Gallery Director, New Jersey City University; PJ Gupatina Policarpo, Head of Youth Development, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Halima Taha, Curator, Art & Culture Strategist and author of Collecting African American Art Works, NY; Elizabeth Keithline, Exhibitions Director, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM), NY; Patricia Andrews-Keenan, Director, Pigment International, Art publication magazine, Chicago; and Eto Otitigbe, artist & MFA Deputy chair, Brooklyn College's Sculpture Dept.

The art residency program is part of the offerings at Calabar Gallery and it gives an artist the opportunity to produce new work at coLAB Arts in New Brunswick on a particular topic and pedagogy on Black lives globally and socially engaging New Brunswick residents and community.

More on Ghislaine Sabiti

Sabati studied fine art at Atelier Chantier du Coq and graduated with honors in fashion design from Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris, France. She studies glass lamp-work and photo decals at Urban Glass. She highlights the technical form used in both African and European arts, which stress form and color.

Sabiti completed a fellowship at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Cycle VIII of the Spring ICA, and New York foundation of the Arts Immigrant Artist Program.

Her work has been exhibited and commissioned nationally and internationally in France and the U.S. in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows including galleries and museum such as El Teatro del Museo Del Barrio, Occupy Museum Debt Fair at the Whitney Biennial, Atelier Rosal, Westfield State University Arno Maris Gallery, Rio Gallery, shapeshifterlab, Harlem School of the Arts, Brooklyn Film and Art Festival and Small Space Fest, and Poe Park Visitor Center.

Ghislaine had a Chashama artist residency at the Marcel Breuer House Pocantico Center/Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Jamaica Center and Learning, Urban Glass, Commission for the Lexington Hotel, New York, Salon du Prêt-à-Porter. Sabiti was an award winner for the Dupont De Nemours hosiery design competition for DIM Company.

About

Calabar Gallery represents underserved artists locally and globally: African, African American and Caribbean artists, with the mission of providing a place for community, exhibition, creative initiatives and projects. Visit calabargallery.com

coLAB Arts engages artists, social advocates, and communities to create transformative new work. coLAB Arts facilitates creative conversation through innovative programs and artist infrastructure, connects artists with community partners and mentors, and executes productions that challenge perceptions and inspire action. Visit colab-arts.org | @colabarts on Facebook, Twitter.

Calabar Gallery is pleased to announce the winner of its first CALABAR GALLERY RESIDENCY at coLAB Arts in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Ghislaine Sabiti was selected as the first ART RESIDENT for six (6) months.

The Social Justice Residency is for emerging and mid-career Black Artists globally who are working using unconventional ideas, materials, subject matter and doing some research based work on a particular topic and pedagogy on Black lives globally and socially engaging New Brunswick. Curator and Director of Calabar Gallery who announced the residency winner said that she was extremely pleased with the choice of Sabati and her interdisciplinary work showed a range of possibilities and the residency would give her time and space to further develop work, explore new ideas, focus on social justice issues in New Brunswick and advisory assistance to guide her art career differently.

Speaking from her home in New York, Ghislaine Sabato said "she was delighted with the opportunity, fortunate to be selected and looking forward to the work and could wait to begin". Ghislaine Sabiti is an interdisciplinary French American Congolese-born artist, a painter, costume designer, and flame worker who was raised on the outskirts of Paris, France and now lives in New York. She studied fine art at Atelier Chantier du Coq and graduated with honors in fashion design from Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris.

Designed by curator Atim Annnette Oton, the six month residency commenced in September and provides space and materials as well as time with with a slate of art advisors that include Jeanne Brasile, Director, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall Gallery; Midori Yoshimoto, Associate Professor of Art History and Gallery Director, New Jersey City University; PJ Gupatina Policarpo, Head of Youth Development, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Halima Taha, Curator, Art & Culture Strategist and author of Collecting African American Art Works, NY; Elizabeth Keithline, Exhibitions Director, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM), NY; Patricia Andrews-Keenan, Director, Pigment International, Art publication magazine, Chicago; and Eto Otitigbe, artist & MFA Deputy chair, Brooklyn College's Sculpture Dept.

The art residency program is part of the offerings at Calabar Gallery and it gives an artist the opportunity to produce new work at coLAB Arts in New Brunswick on a particular topic and pedagogy on Black lives globally and socially engaging New Brunswick residents and community.

More on Ghislaine Sabiti

Sabati studied fine art at Atelier Chantier du Coq and graduated with honors in fashion design from Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris, France. She studies glass lamp-work and photo decals at Urban Glass. She highlights the technical form used in both African and European arts, which stress form and color.

Sabiti completed a fellowship at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Cycle VIII of the Spring ICA, and New York foundation of the Arts Immigrant Artist Program.

Her work has been exhibited and commissioned nationally and internationally in France and the U.S. in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows including galleries and museum such as El Teatro del Museo Del Barrio, Occupy Museum Debt Fair at the Whitney Biennial, Atelier Rosal, Westfield State University Arno Maris Gallery, Rio Gallery, shapeshifterlab, Harlem School of the Arts, Brooklyn Film and Art Festival and Small Space Fest, and Poe Park Visitor Center.

Ghislaine had a Chashama artist residency at the Marcel Breuer House Pocantico Center/Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Jamaica Center and Learning, Urban Glass, Commission for the Lexington Hotel, New York, Salon du Prêt-à-Porter. Sabiti was an award winner for the Dupont De Nemours hosiery design competition for DIM Company.

About

Calabar Gallery represents underserved artists locally and globally: African, African American and Caribbean artists, with the mission of providing a place for community, exhibition, creative initiatives and projects. Visit calabargallery.com

coLAB Arts engages artists, social advocates, and communities to create transformative new work. coLAB Arts facilitates creative conversation through innovative programs and artist infrastructure, connects artists with community partners and mentors, and executes productions that challenge perceptions and inspire action. Visit colab-arts.org | @colabarts on Facebook, Twitter.

PLEASE DONATE TO OUR ART RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

Please donate to our Art Residency Program here:  We have 4 levels available.

Grenada Art Residency with Calabar Gallery at Cannes Brulees Rum Factory

Calabar Gallery seeks artists interested in participating in Grenada Art Residency in 2022 and onsite at Cannes Brulee Rum Factory.

Grenada Art Residency with Calabar Gallery at Cannes Brulees Rum Factory
is a Social Justice Residency for emerging and mid-career artists globally who are working using unconventional ideas, materials, subject matter and doing some research based work focused on the politics of land, food, agriculture and wellness. This residency is focused on the creation of new, original, and/or experimental projects that is socially and politically engaging and concludes with several exhibitions.

The Residency is a competitive one month program designed by curator Atim Annette Oton of Calabar Gallery to provide artists space and consulting time and advice with art experts/curators/critics while they produce new work. It focuses on the creation of art work over a particular topic with a distinct pedagogy on exploring ideas about Caribbean and especially Grenadian lives and community as it relates to politics of land, food, agriculture and wellness. We plan to work with several art critics, advisors and curators to help guide the artists in residency.

Art Advisors:

Amy Andrieux,
Executive Director, MOCADA @mocada_museum

Marline Martine,
Art and Cultural Curator,
MAM Inc

Andrew Lockhart,
Co-Founder, NDR NW MGMT @NDR_Nw_Mgmt
and pro jekt nyc

To be considered, please send a PDF portfolio of work with 5-10 images of work with details: title, year, medium, size and a short bio, website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to info@calabargallery.com.

Deadline: August 15, 2022

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