2020

Smack Mellon

Nonprofit Arts Organization

Smack Mellon is a nonprofit arts organization located in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Smack Mellon’s mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects. We see ourselves as a vehicle whereby under-represented artists can create, explore and exhibit their creative ideas outside the concerns of the commercial art world, offering many artists the exposure and recognition they deserve. Learn more at www.smackmellon.org.

Artist Studio Program

The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis of available affordable space for artists living and working in New York City. The program provides six eligible artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a fellowship (dependent on funding). The program runs for an eleven-month period from July 1 to June 15. The studios are located on the lower level of our building at 92 Plymouth Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn and range in size from 250 to 300 square feet.

Current Studio Artists

Camel Collective, Chantal Feitosa, Gina Goico, Jessica Fan, Rachelle Dang, Stephanie Germosen

This diverse group of seven artists will be in residence at Smack Mellon from July 1, 2019 through June 15, 2020, where they will be given the opportunity to create new work, develop existing work, establish relationships with arts professionals, and connect with their peers in the arts community—all with the financial, technical and administrative support of Smack Mellon. Artists have access to a private studio space and three shared common areas: a digital production lab, a fabrication shop, and a kitchen.