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roswell artist-in-residence program

winter 2003

 January 2003 

 RAIR Artists at the beautiful Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge, near Roswell, NM.    

Left to right in groupings are Stephen Fleming, Program Director, with wife Nancy, Program Coordinator, with daughter Sienna (age 8) with puppet.  The next family is Diane Marsh and Eddie Dominguez with their son Anton (age 5) .  Both Eddie and Diane were on return residencies after 15 and 20 years respectively.  In the middle are RAIR artists Rosemarie Fiore and Michael Ferris, Jr. in front.  They are followed by Kansas City artists Rachel Hayes and Eric SallOn the right is the Dooley family: Paula Bautista, in back, with Maura (Mo) Dooley (age 5) in the shadow and Paloma Dooley (age 9) in pink coat with her dad, RAIR artist John Dooley.

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.



eddie dominguez

Abique, 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.




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.



michael ferris, jr. 

Chicago, IL

Michael received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1991 and his MFA from Indiana University in 1996. He exhibits his work at Wood Street Gallery in Chicago.

"The sculpture, constructed entirely of wood with its surface comprised of a wood inlay, derives its inspiration from Non-Western and Outsider art. The two-dimensional work (paintings, drawings and prints) have their roots in the representational, narrative Western tradition.
Ultimately I am looking toward the sculpture and the narrative painting to exist and relate in one larger body of work."



rachel hayes

Kansas City, MO

BFA Kansas City Art Institute
KCAI Study Abroad Program
Florence, Italy and 
Paris, France Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Independence Sister City Ambassador Exchange, Higashi Murayama, Japan
Outstanding Artist Award, KCAI
Selected Exhibitions: Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, MO; H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO; Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS; Jacob Javitz Convention Center, New York, NY; Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO; Kansas University Union Gallery, Lawrence, KS; Kansas City Artist's Coalition, Kansas City, MO. 

eric sall

Kansas City, MO

BFA Kansas City Art Institute
Yale Summer Program of Music and Art

Charlotte Street Fund Award
Selected Exhibitions: 
Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, MO; H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO; Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS; Yale Student Gallery, Norfolk, CT.


john dooley

New York, NY

John has a BA from California State University,Humboldt and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Art and Design. 

Awards include a Guggenheim Foundation Residency Grant for the Contemporary Artist's Center in North Adams, Mass. He is a preparator at the Museum of Modern Art in NY and exhibits at Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco.

"My work deals with re-contextualization. I am interested in forms and systems that have been established, and have then been transformed. I am interested in the forces that transform these systems and in the fact that the representations of these systems and their transformations often then take on a life or meaning of their own, long after the meaning of the thing they represent has lost its original function.

The forms and systems I am interested in exploring and depicting have often already been subjected to this type of representation. My work is often then a second or third generation depiction of a subject. A picture of a picture of a picture, if you will."