NEWBURGH - Ann Street Gallery’s Emerging Artist Fellowship supports local emerging artists, with a focus on those identifying as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). During the …
NEWBURGH - Ann Street Gallery’s Emerging Artist Fellowship supports local emerging artists, with a focus on those identifying as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). During the fellowship, artists are provided professional development opportunities for mentorship and networking, a materials & supplies allowance to further their practice, and representation in the gallery during Newburgh Open Studios.
“Ann Street Gallery is thrilled to have selected a diverse group of outstanding emerging talent here in Newburgh. We welcome these five artists to our Gallery, and offer them the opportunity to meet, collaborate and build each of their distinctive practice,” says Diana Mangaser, Ann Street Gallery’s Director. “Under the umbrella of Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a longstanding Newburgh nonprofit leading the way in housing and the arts, the Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship takes one step further in our commitment to increase arts literacy and appreciation by engaging community and promoting forward thinking, socially responsive, and under-represented positions in contemporary practice.”
Ann Street Gallery introduces the 2022 Emerging Artist Fellows:
Kammy Daydream is a 26 year old Newburgh born and raised pop artist that works in traditional and digital mediums. A life-long artist, Kammy’s unique style deals with themes of anxiety and self-expression. An avid advocate for mental health, he believes in expressing your vulnerabilities through art and poetry.
Myra Grice is a Black and Indigenous abstract painter from Newburgh. The use of mixing media within her work is highly inspired by the 80’s graffiti scene that Myra has vast knowledge of, having been immersed within it most of her life. Her work showcases the tones matched to that setting and are also a reflection of her own life.
Fernanda Mello is a visual artist from Brazil currently living in Newburgh, NY. Mello has exhibited nationally as well as internationally in Brazil, France and the UK. In 2017, she had her first solo show at BRIC and is the recipient of a NEA grant and finalist for a NYFA Fellowship in painting.
Neen Rivera is a nonbinary multidisciplinary Puerto Rican artist based in the Hudson Valley, NY. Their current body of work centers around navigating a white supremist society as a white-presenting Lantinx individual from an Afro-Latinx family. Neen practice explores pre-colonial Taino iconography via many mediums: ceramics, printmaking, environmental sculpture, papermaking, metals, wood, embroidery, and performance. They recently founded the Hudson Valley Queer and Trans Artist Collective in hopes to unite and celebrate marginalized community members.
Angelís Wong is a Puerto Rican-Chinese artist who moved from the Bronx to Newburgh. In the past few years, Wong has explored different themes and materials in her artwork. She is always teaching herself new skills to expand her horizons and broaden new experiences in her practice. She is self-taught in sewing and embroidery due to her love for the delicacy of handmade objects.
Under the umbrella of Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a nonprofit organization that combines supportive housing and the arts, Ann Street Gallery presents contemporary art through exhibitions and programming which create new opportunities for education and immersion in the arts in Newburgh.
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