Since 1996 the Shipyard Artists in Residence program has offered 18-month residencies that provide free work space and recognition to community artists. Many of those artists now have permanent studios at Hunters Point Shipyard. This year the Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) expanded the program to accommodate three artists to meet ever-increasing demand for affordable work space.
Introducing our three new Artists in Residence: Adonia Middleton,* William Rhodes,* and Charles Unger* (see below)
Featuring our most recent Artists in Residence and Curators of the exhibit: Hasseem Abdallah* and Ahmad Walker*
and former Artists in Residence: Oji Elliott, Juan Fuentes, Mauricia Gandara,* Dolores R. Gray,* Alan Hopkins,* Sid Parasnis, Rhonel Roberts,* Malik Seneferu,* and Ira Watkins*
* Current Hunters Point Shipyard studio tenants
STAR is proud to announce the selection of Adonia Middleton, William Rhodes, and Charles Unger as the new Artists in Residence. They were selected from a competitive field of 29 applicants. Congratulations to them!
Charles Unger is an amazing jazz saxophone player, and has also pursued the visual arts all his life. He wants to make that a special focus this year.
Adonia Middleton, a life-long Bayview resident, likes to paint portraits of Black women. She has recently completed a mural at Moshi Moshi on 3rd Street.
William Rhodes is a gifted art teacher and portraitist. His community quilts can be admired at the Southeast Health Center and the new Lucky Bayview grocery store.
We are grateful for the sponsorship of this exhibit by the Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets.
The Hunters Point Shipyard Artists and our nonprofit organization, the Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR), need your support!
We need to outfit our new Shipyard Gallery with chairs and tables, a projection screen, sound system and other equipment to support the space's multiple purposes: exhibit space, event space, meeting room, classroom, and more.