Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Forum for Discussion

Date: Wednesday, May 7th
Time: 6pm
Location: EFA Project Space, 2nd Floor 

Moderated by Sharon Louden, Artist and Editor 

Panelists include:
Sean Mellyn and Jennifer Dalton, Artists and Contributors to "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life"
Christian Viveros-Faune, Writer, Curator and Art Critic for the Village Voice
Paddy Johnson,  is the founding Editor of Art F City and writes a column on art and Internet for artnet news

At a time when art is increasingly viewed as a commodity and art-school graduates feel that gallery representation is imperative for making a living and a career, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how an artist sustains a creative practice over time. The 40 essays collected in "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" are written by artists in their own voices and take the form of narratives, statements and interviews. Although each story is different and unique, the common thread is an ongoing commitment to creativity, both inside and outside the studio, that helps define what "success" means to a professional artist today. 




New "Inside the Artist's Studio" Videos Now Online!

Interested in getting to know a little bit more about the fascinating lives of EFA Studios artists? Our talented interns interviewed and edited together a series of short videos that are a pleasure to watch. Click HERE to see conversations with the following artists: Carlos Vega, Rhona Bitner, Patricia Leighton & Del Geist, Yuken Teruya, Jaq Belcher, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, David Greg Harth, and Catherine Howe.

For more information on OPEN STUDIOS 2012, Click HERE


Internal Open Studios

EFA Studio artists are invited to take part of a special internal Open Studio event spread over three Wednesdays in July. Floor-by-Floor gives artists a chance to mingle and take a sneak peek inside each other's studio spaces. A small reception follows, allowing for some much needed time to socialize and exchange ideas. What a great time! You can check out photos from all three nights on our Facebook Page!



Open Studios 2011

The EFA Studio Program opened its doors to over 2,000 visitors from October 14-16 for our annual Open Studios event. Our 76 member artists displayed their latest work (some finished, some still in process) and talked with the public about their artistic practice. To see photos from the event, CLICK HERE!