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Lawndale Studio Program Accepting Applications

For studio-less artists, this is an absolute dream.

Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street, recently announced the details on its 2011-2012 Artist Studio Program. Initiated in 2007, the residency will allow three lucky-duck artists to post up in their own digs for nine months on Lawndale's third floor.

There's also this bonus: Artists will receive a $500 monthly stipend as well as an overall $1,500 for materials. Just make sure you show face for a minimum of 16 hours per week (which shouldn't be too ominous since you'll have 24-hour access) and you can move out of that ridiculous nook you've been working out of for all of these years.

The studio residency program -- which runs from September 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012 -- requires an application process that includes a letter of intent, an artist CV, digital images, a $20 application fee and, what artists are so awesome at, a submission deadline (by 5 p.m. on May 16, in this case).

The program is open to all 18-and-over creative types who aren't enrolled in a degree program. The jurors include Elaine Bradford, Lawndale programming committee members; University of Houston School of Art professor Rachel Hecker; and Todd J. Tubutis, who is the executive director of Portland, Oregon's Blue Sky Gallery.

All of the details can be found on the Spacetaker website here. For questions and all of that jazz, hit up Dennis Nance at 713-528-5858 or dnance@lawndaleartcenter.org.

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Steve Jansen is a contributing writer for the Houston Press.
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