January Artists’ Salon


Please join us January 16th at Axis Gallery from 5:30-7 pm for the first Artists Salon of the decade!

The Artist’s Salon is a group open to all artists and art enthusiasts where we discuss one or various themes, artists, or topics in contemporary art. It takes place every third thursday of the month at Axis Gallery between 5:30 and 7pm. It is facilitated by Verge Center for the Arts Education Manager, who acts as a moderator. Verge provides refreshments but everyone is welcomed to bring snacks.

Our topics are chosen democratically during the end of the session, attendees can bring their own materials and ideas in relationship to the topic or read our shared reference materials prior to discussion. In the month of October we are discussing the topic of Artists Residencies, what are they and should I apply to one?

Reference Materials:

Why Artists Need Oddball Residencies? by Amanda Petrusich, New Yorker Magazine August 29, 2018

6 Tips for Making the Most of an Artist Residency by Alina Cohen
Artsy.net Oct 17, 2019

Why Should an Artist Seek Out a Residency?, by Charis J. Carmichael Braun, The Art Students League of NY November 11, 2015.

11 of the World’s Most Unusual Artist Residencies by Casey Lesser
Artsy.net May 23, 2016


Verge’s mission is to extend the dialogue about contemporary art to the central valley. In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for discussion we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. The discussion and opinion of attendees does not in any way reflect the opinion of Verge as an institution.

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Photo Credit: AYP photo of current resident Jodi Connelly at her studio.