Back about six months ago, I heard about Standard Projects through Kate Mothes, who is the founder of youngspace. Youngspace is a fun, project-based enterprise that specializes in pop-up galleries that feature emerging artists. I had the pleasure of showing two of my pieces at one of those pop-ups back in late March.
I knew Kate and Claire, founder of Standard Projects, were friends, so I checked out the SP website. On it was a submission form for a residency at her place, which she said were typically 1-2 weeks. So I signed up.
I was so happy when I heard back from Claire! We cemented the week of August 21 as my residency week. And here we are!
I got into town last night and met Claire’s friends Shannon (who lives here) and Ricki, who’s also doing a week-long residency! Claire’s sister Grace and her partner Jane showed up a while later, and then other friends came over for a fire in the fire pit. It was fantastic. We ate brats and snacks (I had brought salsa and baba ganoush that I had made), and had some drinks. SO fun.
Before the day begins I thought I’d show you what Standard Projects looks like from the outside – here’s the front door:
…and here’s the entrance to Found + Collected, the awesome retail space/gallerette that is also housed here.
The space is actually in the old police and fire stations!! It’s SO cool. And Claire has made the residency space so cute and cozy! Here are some photos of my own space, where I’m currently writng! 😀
I’m off to work – I can’t wait to see what happens today! 😀