Tag Archives: Fellowship Artist

The Boys are Back in Town

To date, Franconia has hosted more than 800 artists from around the world. A few of these artists have returned as staff members, held multiple fellowships, participated in the annual iron pour, collaborated on projects, or just come back to say hello. Whether here for just a season or for the entire 19 years, each member of the […]

Measure, cut, assemble, repeat 

Vascular Form V, Orientation Back in 2001, with the help of an FSP/Jerome Fellowship, Foon Sham installed one of his sculptures at Franconia Sculpture Park. Back then, Franconia was located at a 16-acre site on Route 8. This spring, Foon Sham returned to our newly expanded 43-acre park on Route 95 to complete an Open Studio Fellowship, creating and installing new artwork at […]

Give ’em the old razzle dazzle, razzle dazzle ’em

If you’ve visited the park recently, you’ve undoubtedly seen the large black and white sculpture that *DAZZLES* the eye as it seems to change shape and transform right before you. Here’s everything you need to know about Dazzle and the man behind the curtain, Chris Manzione.  What is your creative process like when you are making sculpture? […]

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Over the holiday season I visited family back East and as we made our way through some iconic New York City art institutions we happened upon this spectacular installation by Brooklyn-based artist Kambui Olujimi. Remember that name? Olujimi was one of the 2014 FSP/Jerome Fellows who made a BIG impact.  If you’ve ventured into the newly […]

Who let the dogs out?

Jeff Kalstrom has been a part of Franconia for years and is best known around here for his fantastical animal sculptures. This summer Jeff participated in our FSP/Jerome Fellowship Artist Program. Measuring 18 ft tall his newest addition to the park is like no doghouse you’ve ever seen before. In between coats of paint, we had a chance to sit down with Jeff to discuss everything from Greek philosophy to what makes Franconia special.

6 Ways to Become a Franconia Artist

What you need to know Deadlines for our 2015 Artist Opportunities are right around the corner, so go ahead and dust off those old slides, contact your references, and update that resume, so you too can be part of 2015 @ Franconia. Franconia accepts applications to 6 different opportunities, each with their own set of requirements […]

Meet Risa Puno, artist behind Infinite Play

Risa Puno, the Open Studio Fellowship Artist behind the sculpture Infinite Play on exhibition at Franconia, has had a busy couple of months. After finishing her residency at Franconia, she returned to New York City to install The Course of Emotions, a fully-functioning mini-golf course commissioned by the NYC Department of Transportation as part of their […]