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Spring 2002

In keeping with the small-town America feel of Roswell, NM and the RAIR Program, 2002 artists chose to do a studio photo at Sears. 2002 resident artists and families are: front row, l to r: Anton Dominguez and good pal Sienna Fleming, 2nd row   painter Diane Marsh (Anton's mom) and mixed media sculptor Kumi Yamashita. 3rd row:  Program Coordinator, Nancy Fleming, installation artist Edie Tsong, painter Kelly Newcommer and installation artist Rosemarie Fiore. 4th row: Program Director, Stephen Fleming, Pete Kusov (Edie Tsong's companion) and ceramic sculptor, Eddie Dominguez.




Kumi Yamashita, Maebashi, Japan

MFA University of Washington, Seattle; BFA,Glasgow School of Art;  
Cornish College of the Arts; Fortman Studio, Florence, Italy;
Palazzo Spinelli Art Institute, Florence, Italy.

Awards include: Artist Trust GAP Award, Seattle, WA; 
King County Arts Commission Special
Projects Grant; The Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award, 
Seattle; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)
2001     Gallery Nude, Gunma, Japan
1999     Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, California, U.S.A.
1998     Salt Lake Art Center, Utah, U.S.A.
               Boise Art Museum, Idaho, U.S.A.
1997     Seattle Art Museum, Washington, U.S.A.
                King County Art Gallery, Washington, U.S.A.
Group Exhibitions (selected)
2001    Sculpture-figure in motion, Kent Gallery, New York, U.S.A.      
               Obsession, University Art Gallery at UC San Diego, California, U.S.A.
2000     Kirin Art Award Exhibition, Tokyo-Osaka, Japan
1999     Trace, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, UK
                M.F.A. Degree Show, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK 1

"I like looking at the light in the afternoon and watching shadows 
move. It reminds me that everything is always changing. I like 
things that do not have concrete form, like clouds, water, shadows, and the kindness of people. 
I have been experimenting with light and shadows along with various other media to examine what separates solid and ephemeral, visible and invisible, inner and outer.
One of the issues I focus on is the boundary we create within ourselves by categorizing the world. Through my work I wish to remind ourselves of how we preconceive what is around and inside us. Knowledge, ideas, and values are too often accepted without questioning. Can we find a way to evaporate ourselves from a pond and condensate over an ocean? Can we see a common thread that connects all things?"

diane marsh
Buffalo, NY

Education:  M.F.A. State University of New York, Buffalo; 
                                                                            B.F.A. Daemen College, Buffalo, NY
Awards/Grants: National Endowment for the Arts for painting; 
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
                Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (1980)

Selected Exhibitions:
Nebraska Governors' Mansion, Lincon, NE;  
Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO;  
Tortue Gallery, Los Angles, CA; 
Janus Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; 
Seattle International Art Exposition.

"The subject matter of my new work will grow from my continued interest in representational painting, psychology and the figure....The paintings I would complete during the fellowship year would continue to explore deeply the subject of sorrow and loss and the desire to grow from suffering as part of the ongoing experience of life."


eddie dominguez
Tucumcari, NM

Education: M.F.A. New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY; 
B.F.A. Cleavland, OH
Awards/Grants: Kohler Arts Center
Benwood Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts (2) 
Selected Exhibitions: Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ; Chicano Latino Arts Center and Museum, Minneapolis, MN; University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; Joanne Rapp Gallery/The Hand and the Spirit, Scottsdale, AZ; National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE; Santa Fe Clay, Santa, Fe, NM; New Mexico State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM.

"My work occupies a unique position as a 'bridge' between the world of art and craft. It is through this combination that my work becomes 'alive'. For the past 20 years I have combined ceramic pottery forms to create three dimensional sculpture which is displayed on a wall or as an object in space. I have also created monumental ceramic 'rock' piles, ceramic 'boulders' and encased ceramic 'pot shards' which have been used as a tableau to speak of environmental issues. All of my work is imbued with my love of the land, the home environment, nostalgia, and ideas of culture."


kelly newcomer
Eugene, OR

B.A. University of Minnesota at Minneapolis (Cultural Studies)
Universita di Roma - La Sapienza, Rome, Italy 

Selected Exhibitions: 
Poker Face, Portland, OR; Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR; The Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center, Eugene, OR; The Tacoma Art Museum Northwest Biennial, WA; H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD; Wow Hall Gallery, Eugene, OR.

"My work explores the idea of friendly technology. Communication machines are evolving at an exponential rate. Satellites allow for global communication. They send down waves of information that cover the land and go right through us as we walk outside. I am interested in the allure of these communications machines and their integration into our lives. I am presently making a series of paintings and drawings of satellites and free flying space robots. "



edie tong 
Baton Rouge, LA

Selected exhibitions:

"Mouthfeel", Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM 
"Collecting Time," Lawndale Art Center Small Gallery, Houston, TX;
"Culturalfusion", Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; 
"Attached", Noname Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN; 
"New American Talent 16", Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin,TX

"My dedication to killing time is a refusal to equate value with a dollar amount. To value something not as a commodity, but as an experiance....The idea of the alien, as a foreigner, as a permenent resident is one I would like to develop in relation to the changing sphere of American identy."


rosemarie fiore
New York, NY



MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 
BFA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Wimbledon School of Art, London
Awards include: 
Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship, SAIC, 
Trustee Fellowship, SAIC, 
Anspaugh Fifth Year Fellowship, 
University of Virginia Award in Sculpture, Studio Art Centers Intl., Florence, Italy

Selected Exhibitions: Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA; Signal 66, Washington, DC; FGA Gallery, Chicago, IL; Fayerweather Gallery, Charlottesville, VA; L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME; Revolution Gallery, Detroit, MI

"Issues of humor, comfort and control present in my work force the viewer to question assumed systems of organization. I mutate the comfortable into a tumultuous situation. Presently, I am very interested in making paintings and sculptures with familiar machines. Currently in my studio, I am painting with a lawn mower on canvas and making large spiral drawings with markers attached to a cake mixer on paper. At Roswell I intend to continue to explore these concerns in an undisturbed and supportive environment."



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