Members of The Stutz Artists Association welcomed the 2019-20 Stutz Resident Kassie Woodworth in early October. Founded in 1997, the Stutz Residency Program provides studio space and mentoring for up to two emerging artists. The Residency is one of the largest cumulative grants for individual artists in the state. Since its inception, more than 30 emerging artists have benefited from studio space and mentoring from professional artists at the Stutz.
Woodworth was selected from over 40 artists who applied for the Residency program. “Kassie impressed our membership with her enthusiasm, creativity, work ethic and craftsmanship at each point in the rigorous jurying process. We look forward to her joining the Stutz community of artists,” says Jodie Bailey, the Stutz Artists Association board member who managed the selection process.
Woodworth is a visual artist with areas of focus including sculpture, printmaking and mixed media. She graduated from Herron School of Art and Design in 2019 with a B.F.A. in sculpture. The majority of her work investigates patterns, habits, movement and growth of nature. She has exhibited in several galleries and public locations in Indianapolis: the Indianapolis Arts Center, the Indiana State House, Gallery 924, Indianapolis Arts Garden, Berkshire, Reese and Paul Gallery at Herron, Butler University, The Harrison Center for the Arts, The Storage Space Gallery and the Tube Factory.
“I feel absolutely grateful for the opportunity to be the Studio Resident Artist with the Stutz Artist Association. Being a recent graduate, I lost access to the large studio spaces I need to create. My sculptures have shrunken into model sculptures, drawings, and ideas—until now,” says Woodworth. “I will be able to make the work that I want to make because of the space I am being provided at the Stutz. I will be able to expand my network, learn from my assigned mentors, and grow as an artist! I am very excited to see what lies ahead.”
Woodworth’s work can be viewed at www.kassiewoodworth.com or on Instagram @kassiewoodworth.art.
About the Stutz Artists Association
The Stutz Artists Association is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization of professionals who have studios at The Stutz Business and Arts Center. This 400,000 square-foot building in downtown Indianapolis was former car factory that was renovated in the early 1990s. It now has studios for more than 80 artists as well as offices for many small to midsize businesses. Stutz artists encompass one of the most varied and accomplished artist communities in central Indiana, representing painters of all styles, sculptors, fiber artists, jewelers, photographers, print makers, muralists, furniture makers and many others. For more than 20 years, the Stutz Artists Association has sponsored the Stutz Residency Program that provides studio space and mentoring for up to two emerging artists each year.