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roswell artist-in-residence program

at Howard Cook Road 

Artists are housed in a complex of six houses and ten studios located on 40 acres of land. Each artist is provided with a house that can amply accommodate either a single person or a family. Because the Gift of Time was conceived as a family program, children are welcome. Because of the close proximity of the buildings and setting of the residency however, there is a policy of no dogs on the residency facility. All living facilities are separate, fully furnished three bedroom houses.



photo: D. Politzer

The facilities of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program are simple and free of frills.  They were conceived to be practical, functional and basic.  
All units are fitted with basic furnishings except bedding 


Newly built (2007) the RAiR Residency is made up of house / studio combinations, seen here is the front door with the studio to the right.
The main room is a living room, dinning room, and kitchen combination.


Kitchen area looking towards entry area.  Kitchens are fully equipped. Furnishings are basic.  Since artists stay for one year they usually bring some of their own household belongings.


Baths include laundry facilities.

Bedrooms are simply furnished, utilitarian.


 a small office with a desk / locker and high speed internet connection.


Studios are 30 feet by 20 feet with hot and cold sink, natural, LED track lighting and florescent light.

The RAiR Program is not an equipment based residency, but there are a some useful pieces of equipment such as various electric kils in our new kiln room....

NOTE: The program expects anyone using the Ceramic Studio to have the skills and knowledge of their use BEFORE they begin using the studio.
We are not a school.
There are no craft technicians available to solve problems that may emerge. We depend on the knowledge base of our residents to maintain the equipment.

... and a printmaking studio. Printmaking equipment includes a two very old presses and various other equipment.  

The printmaking studio (above), is focused on etching and litho.

PLEASE NOTE: These facilities are meant to be used by professional printmakers. Artists who might like to produce the odd print, outside their usual practice, must seek the approval of the Director.


Next door is a studio devoted to computer based activities with a large format printer and various lamps for photography, etc.

Like the residency itself, the equipment is modest and basic.  Since artists stay at the residency for a full year, most artists bring their most important tools with them.  

Shop tools includes a drill press, table saw, chop saw, radial arm saw, band saw, sander, grinder and arc welder.

The wood shop is a large, open workspace equipped with all of the basic wood working machines.

Hand power tools include: skill saw, drill, router, saws-all, sander, chainsaw, jigsaw, angle grinder and some pneumatic stone carving tools.

It is understood that the artists on the grant bring with them the necessary skills and knowledge to employ and maintain these tools. The RAiR Program does NOT provide instruction nor assitances to the artists using this equipment.


photo: D. Politzer