PROTO GOMEZ is a ground-floor storefront exhibition space located in the Two Bridges neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. PROTO GOMEZ exhibits new work in all media by emerging and mid-career artists from the NYC region as well as artists from across the United States and as far as Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Our open calls and residency programs are a collaboration between PROTO GOMEZ and Project Studios.

Project Studios occupies 30,000 sq. ft. of space housed within the historic R. Neumann and Co. leather factory complex in Hoboken, New Jersey. The building is a short ride from Manhattan, Jersey City, and Newark via the PATH. It is also close to public transportation such as the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail or NJ Transit via the Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken. The building also has a parking lot for tenants and visitors. The studios occupy three full floors of the main building at Neumann Leathers with additional spaces in the buildings at 66 Willow Ave. and 321 Newark Street making us the largest tenant in the complex. Project Studios has private and semi-private studios for artists and other creatives, music rehearsal rooms, and shared shops for ceramics, photography, printmaking, and metal working.

Project Studios supports the arts using a small business model rather than a sales or grants model because we believe that art can be profitable for individuals within their own studio practice. This is achieved by providing inexpensive studio space, shop space, shared workspaces, and exhibition opportunities so that artists can function as professionals even without substantial income.

The residency will take place January 15, 2022 through March 15, 2022

Application Fee: $35.00

About the Residency

The Project Studios Residency is a work-only visual art residency focused on production of new artwork within a very well-equipped suite of studios. The artist or artists chosen for the residency will be awarded a solo exhibition at PROTO GOMEZ Gallery in New York City in Spring of 2022. One to three artists will be selected for the residency and solo exhibitions. Artists working in any media are eligible, but the studio is best equipped for sculptural efforts.

Although the focus of the residency is to produce new artwork in a mostly self-guided manner, there will the availability of consultation, assistance in fabrication, and instruction regarding safe and effective use of the tools and materials within the studios. This residency is all about making work.

Project Studios is an active creative community, so depending on availability, artists selected for the residency may be provided with an individual, shared, or common studio. Studio configuration will be developed on a case-by-case basis depending on need and availability as well as safety and comfort. The default space provided will be a college-style semi-private studio within one of our large studio suites.

Use of the studios and gallery is subject to future directives from New Jersey state government as well as New York City and Hoboken city governments related to COVID-19 concerns. Masking in the studios may be required. COVID-19 vaccination is required.

Requirements:


There is no cost for the residency itself, however artists are expected to acquire their own materials and consumables. If available, a lager private studio beyond what is provided can be rented on a monthly basis at a significant discount. Some materials such as clay and glass can be purchased from Project Studios.

Artists-in-residence are expected to work in the studio approximately 10 hours per week.

Social media promotion of the studio and program is greatly appreciated and requested.


Additional Information:


The studios are located a few blocks from the Hoboken PATH Train station, an easy connection to Lower Manhattan via various subway lines to WTC PATH, or from Brooklyn via the L Train to the 14th Street PATH Station. The studio also has free parking on-site.

Details about Project Studios can be found here: https://tumblr.projectstudiosllc.com/studios

PROTO GOMEZ Gallery here: https://proto-gomez.gallery


Please note that this residency is work-only. We do not supply housing for artists-in-residence.



Artists awarded the residency will receive:

24-7 Access to the Clay Studio

24-7 Access to the Photography Studio

24-7 Access to the Printmaking Studio

Access to Welding Shop (by appointment)

Daily access to Wood Shop and Spray Booth

A Studio Space (private or semi-private depending on availability) 24-7 Access

Use of Glazes and Glaze Formulating Chemicals and Glaze Formula Library

Opportunities to Participate in Raku Firings

Free Parking on-site

A Solo Exhibition at PROTO GOMEZ Gallery, a ground-floor storefront gallery located in the Two-Bridges neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

The Studios:


Warm Glass Studio:

Olympic GF17E kiln

Two AIM 3509 kilns

Bullseye Compatible Sheet Glass, Frits, Enamels, etc.

CRL Diamond Disc Grinder

CRL 2200RP Wet Sander

Glass Cutting and Cold Working Tools


Clay Studio:

Bailey Oval Kiln

Skutt KM1227PK Kiln

Olympic MAS1823HE Kiln

Small Test Kilns

Custom-welded Amaco-Brent Extruder

Walker Pug Mill

60 Gallon Air Compressor

HVLP Spray Gun

3 Brent B Wheels

2 Brent C Wheels

2 Brent CXC Wheels

Randall Kick Wheel

Bailey Slab Roller

Bent SRT Slab Roller

Various Tools


Metal Shop:

Miller GMAW welder

Miller GTAW welder

Portable GTAW FCAW welder

Miller Plasma Cutter

Eagle section bender

60 Gallon Air Compressor

Horizontal Band Saw

Various power and pneumatic tools


Print Making:

Intaglio Press

Vinyl Cutting Printer

HP DesignJet 500

Mac OS and Windows Computers

11 x 17 Scanner

Various Tools


Woodworking:

500 sq. ft. Space with Walk-in Spraybooth

Sawtrax Panel Saw

Bandsaw

Compound Miter Saw

100 Gallon High-output Air-Compressor

Sandblaster

Paint Sprayers

Various hand and Power Tools


Photography:

650 sq. ft. Photography Studio

8' Foba Camera Stand

Four Speedtron Strobes (one power supply)

Seven Broncolor strobes equipped with Hazylight and Manfrotto boom (three power supplies)

Two Broncolor Lightbox Strobes

Pockewizzard Remote

Wall-mounted Seamless Backdrops

Various Stands, Diffusers, etc.

Apple MacBook Pro and Display

Photorobot

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