Three applications and a whole lot of patience later, I am proud to say that I have another residency lined up for the spring. I may have set my hopes a little too high in thinking that I would be able to land something this winter/spring and then something for the summer, or something for this whole next year, but I am grateful to have a place to go in June.
I will be the third resident at The Orendaga on Northville Lake. This is a new residency program run by Michele Drozd and Michael Intrabartola. They own a gallery and studio, along with (now) two Inn's in the village of Northville in NY. I am extremely excited as I feel that this small town setting will allow me lots of time in the studio along with wonderful community interaction, the opportunity to teach a few small classes, give an artists lecture and have a closing show. I am also super stoked about living close to a lake for the second summer in a row. I think that was one of my favorite part of Chautauqua, and while I will miss the Chautauqua community greatly this year, I am looking forward to meeting another group of people.
It's going to be a long few months at home waiting for June, unless I am able to find some other opportunity that will allow me time in the studio. Until then, I will continue with my lovely seasonal retail job at Harry and David's, and continue the search for other things to keep me busy.
Check out the website for The Orendaga. It would be lovely to have visitors while I'm there!