LightSource (CA), Open Call for San Francisco Bay Area Applicants: One Roll Residency

LightSource (CA), Open Call for San Francisco Bay Area Applicants: One Roll Residency

Deadline: May 1st 2019

LightSource presents the One Roll Residency Open Call for Applications.

Residency Background: The One Roll Residency is our way to strengthen the photographic arts community. The program provides materials, opportunities, and technical assistance to the chosen artist. The opening and exhibition create a space for people to come together, for artists to meet each other, and to introduce people to the power of the print. Both the residency and the exhibition are an opportunity to educate our audience about the specifics and strengths of fine art printing.

Residency Structure: We will provide an artist with an entire roll of paper to produce either a new body of work or continue to build upon a project that they have already begun. Artists will receive studio space and the option to exhibit in our Studio 2W Gallery. The residency will last for one month, with installation to occur during the fourth week, and the exhibition will run for one month after.

The selected artist will work one-on-one with a tech in order to understand the basics of fine art printing.

2019 residency schedule:
Summer AIR (#2)
June – residency
July – exhibition

Autumn AIR (#3)
September – residency
October – exhibition

Winter AIR (#4)
December – residency
January 2020 – exhibition

Participant Eligibility: LightSource invites artists to submit applications for 2019. We encourage artists of all disciplines to apply. We will consider all types of work so long as they can be translated into works on paper. We are looking for artists who are interested in alternative methods of presentation and are open to experimentation when it comes to working with fine art printing. Artist must be local to the San Francisco Bay Area to be considered.

Submission Guidelines:
-Submit 8-10 images of work
-Artist Bio 300 words max
-Artist Statement
-CV/Resume (2 pages max) and website
-Social Media links (tagged posting to social media is required)
-Proposal for show (blank wall images of our gallery are available upon request)

Email all submission materials in one PDF to

Website link:

About: Founded in 2016, Studio 2W was created in order to use what we have built at LightSource to support working artists. We care about the who, the here and the now. It is our goal to build and maintain an infrastructure that will sustain working artists and give them a platform to share their ideas + work + facilitate dialogues with the greater San Francisco Community.

LightSource, 1661 Tennessee Street #2W San Francisco, CA 94107

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