2011 Stutz Artists Association Residency Winners Announced
Local artists Emily Budd and Joseph Crone have been selected as the 2011-2012 Stutz Residents, which entitles them to free studio space and utilities in the Stutz Building for one year. Valued at $6,000 per artist, the residency is one of the largest grants to an individual artist in the state.
A bronze sculptor who works on small-scale, interactive pieces, Emily Budd plans to use her residency as an opportunity to work on larger projects and explore new techniques, forms and mediums. While focusing on a series of life-sized abstract bust forms, Budd also will continue her nature-inspired and imaginative small-scale work and offer classes and workshops to other artists.
In addition to enjoying the opportunity to explore new creations, the Cincinnati native expects to benefit from the opportunity to be around and learn from experienced artists. Budd has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Miami University of Ohio, and has completed an apprenticeship to become a master mold maker.
Through an intense process involving photography, illustration and layered mediums, Joseph Crone renders single-scene mini-dramas in colored pencil.
Having graduated from the Herron School of Art and Design and studied at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida, the native Hoosier plans to take advantage of a more focused studio setting to more deeply explore the storytelling and techniques that anchor his work. In addition, he expects to both benefit from and contribute to the community of artists and art lovers at the Stutz, and to learn about the relationship between art and business.
About the Stutz Residency Program
Funding for the residency program comes from proceeds from the association’s annual open house, which is April 27-28, 2012. In addition to the open house, the association hosts monthly First Friday events, including open studios from noon to 5 p.m. and Stutz Art Space exhibition openings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The 2011 Stutz Holiday Show is Nov. 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Since its inaugural year in 1996, the residency program has provided in-kind contributions of more than $120,000 to 22 local artists. Previous residents include Mallory Marty, Brian Myers, Lydia Burris, Patrick Flaherty, Mark Pack, William Denton Ray, Jay Parnell, Kate Oberreich, Kevin Smola, Stephanie Robertson, Larry Endicott, Ginny Taylor Rosner, David Kleeman, Kyle Ragsdale, Susan Watt Grade, Emily Kennerk and Greg Hull.
About the Stutz Artists Association
The Stutz Artists Association is one of the largest associations of working artists in Indiana. It exists to encourage its member artists and to promote their work.
About the Stutz Business Center
The historic Stutz Business Center is at 212 West 10th Street on an entire city block in downtown Indianapolis. The 400,000-square-foot former car factory was renovated in the early 1990s and its studios and office space are now home to more 80 artists, sculptors, photographers, designers, architects and craftsmen.