Art + Culture

Open Studios: Sharpe-Walentas & Triangle Arts

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and Triangle Arts Association have announced their annual open studio events. The renowned artists residency programs are kicking off the weekend with receptions for their artists on Friday May 1 from 6-9 PM and continuing with open studios through the weekend, Saturday and Sunday May 2-3 from 2-6 PM each day. Visitors are invited to meet the artists – and see their works-in-progress across disciplines of drawing, installation, painting, pedagogy, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and more.

Opening Reception: Friday May 1, 6-9 PM
Open Studios: Saturday May 2 & Sunday May 3, 2-6 PM

Both residency programs are located at 20 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is located in Suite 720, and Triangle Arts Association is located in suites 318 and 350.

Additionally, the Smack Mellon will host their annual Kentucky Derby Party and Art Auction fundraiser to support their gallery and artist residency program on Saturday May 2 at 4 PM. Tickets are available at

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Artists:

Inna Babaeva (Brooklyn, NY), Joell Baxter (Brooklyn, NY), Esteban Cabeza de Baca (New York, NY), Blane De St. Croix (Brooklyn, NY), Nate Ethier (Brooklyn, NY), Barbara Gallucci (Brooklyn, NY), Amber Hawk Swanson (New York, NY), Breehan James (Milwaukee, WI), Michael Jones McKean (Richmond, VA), Christian Maychack (Brooklyn, NY), Jo Nigoghossian (Brooklyn, NY), Jenna Ransom (Brooklyn, NY), Jennifer May Reiland (Houston, TX), Lui Shtini (Long Island City, NY), Lisa Sigal (Brooklyn, NY), Sarah Williams (Chicago, IL), Letha Wilson (Brooklyn, NY)

Triangle Arts Association Artists:

Elina Aho (Finland), Sinem Dişli (Turkey), Tamar Ettun (Israel), Marley Freeman (U.S.), Kenya (Robinson) (U.S.), Shane Aslan Selzer (U.S.)

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program: The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.

The program is available to 17 individual artists who are chosen by a jury of professional artists from an annual pool of more than 1,100 applications. Since its founding, The Space Program has awarded studio space to more than 350 American artists. Learn more at:

About Triangle Arts Association: Triangle Arts Association is a DUMBO-based, artist-founded non-profit organization. Since 1982 Triangle has supported hundreds of international and U.S. visual artists from over 60 countries around the world through its core initiates: residencies, workshops and public programs centered on dialogue, experimentation and the creation of community around art. Learn more at: