• Artists

    The Library’s Arts Residency program is not just for visual artists. More information about the program is available at the bottom of this page.

    2016 Residencies


    Nicole Lavelle, 2015 – 2016 Artist in Residence. Nicole’s primary Residency project is the Place Talks series of public events.

    Sherri Wasserman, Fall, 2016, Artist

    Sylvia Herbold, Summer, 2016, Artist

    Alumnae

    Louisa Penfold, Summer, 2015, Artist

    Lucy Quinn, Spring, 2015, Artist

    In 2014, Michael Swaine was a contributing artist: He created the Library’s Utopia chair.

    Pierre Leguillon, Summer, 2010; Summer, 2011 (Residency sponsored by Kadist Foundation for the Arts)

    Felicity Tayler, Spring 2011, Artist

    Monty Cantsin, seasonal, 2009, 2010, 2011

    In 2006, Vanessa Renwick was a contributing artist: She donated the artwork titled Patriot Act to the library, which is the neon “Free / Speech / Fear / Free” sign that hangs above the door. Patriot Act was originally commissioned of Renwick by the Reed College Library.

    About the Residence Program:

    The Library’s Residence program is open to anyone engaged in research-based projects for whom expanded access to the Library’s collection could make a significant contribution to their work. While the program was originally developed to support visual artists, we also encourage inquiries from scholars, activists, poets, fiction writers, or anyone else in addition to visual artists. Residencies are offered based on a match between the expressed realm of inquiry and the Library’s holdings, and also on the degree of match in time frames. The Library can accept up to four Residents per year on a quarterly basis. We are actively fundraising to support stipends of $500 for Residents, with one stipend offered in 2015 and two offered in 2016. We hope to support up to four stipends in 2017. Stipends are offered on an as-available basis to Residents whose stays will span at least 7 days. To request more information or to inquire about a Residency please email the co-founders at info@prelingerlibrary.org with “Library Residency” in the subject line and allow two weeks for a reply (as we all have other jobs). Please inquire at least three months before you would wish to visit.