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Artists-in-residence enjoy large (16 x 30 ft) studios and have the opportunity for conversation and critique.
Unique outdoor installation spaces are available on the 20 acre property including forest, pasture, and architectural remnants.
Private, furnished bedrooms with air conditioning are available (bedding included).
Primitive camping is available. (Tents and supplies provided by artist.) Campers have access to shared kitchen and bathroom.
Network in a supportive environment. Group activities include: field trip, Sunday dinners, group work project, & open house.

Open Wabi Artist Residency

Emerging Program member

The Open Wabi Artist Residency Program, located in a 100-year-old factory building in rural Ohio, offers emerging and established artists the time, space, and environment to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice.

The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas. While in residence, artists are encouraged to pursue their own work amidst a group of peers. Open Wabi facilitates this by providing a 20 acre property with large studios, unique spaces for installation, basic living facilities, and the opportunity for collaboration and critique with visiting artists and critics.

2019 Residency Session Dates:

May 12 - May 25
June 16 - June 29
July 14 - July 27
Aug 18 - Aug 31
Sept 15 - Sept 28

We accept applications until housing is filled.

Location

Fredericktown, Ohio: United States

Located in the heart of rural Ohio, Open Wabi’s location provides freedom from the distractions of everyday life, aiding artists in the production of their work. We are located on 20 acres just inside Fredericktown city limits. The two original structures on the property — an 80,000 square foot factory and an adjacent train depot — were built in the early 1900s. The property was home to the Sun Glow Furniture factory until the 1960s. Today, the property has a renewed purpose. “Sun Glow” is still faintly visible on the original water tower overlooking the property, but Open Wabi has given new life to the structures by reshaping a portion of the factory into artist studio spaces and the train depot into living quarters. Open Wabi recently converted 20,000 square feet of the factory structure into an open courtyard area that remains partially enclosed by the original exterior walls. It is an ideal space for environmental or installation projects, along with the surrounding wooded and grassy areas.

Contact Information

68 Mount Vernon Avenue
Fredericktown, Ohio 43019
United States
Tel: +1 (740) 263-7870