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New City Galerie’s six month residency program gives qualifying artists an opportunity to further develop their work in one of three beautiful, sun filled studios overlooking historic Church Street and the surrounding cityscape. This work-share residency is intended for artists who have demonstrated excellence in their work and are seeking to enrich (and be enriched by) the arts community in Burlington. Past residents are Ben Aleshire, Richard Siday, Emily Dumas, Ash LaRose, Nate Moody, Estefania Puerta, Shastina Rose-Ann Wallace, Rachel Lindsay, Athena Tasiopoulos, Amelia Devoid, Susan Smereka and Monika Rivard. 

HOW TO APPLY  |  Applications for residencies are received year round, please see the application due dates for each residency spot. To apply, write a one page proposal describing the body of work you’d like to produce, with a clear explanation of the ideas you’ll be working with and your goals for the residency. Please provide a few high res images with examples of past work or sample “in process” pieces from your proposed project. For examples, read some sample artist statements for art shows online. Send your proposal to at least a month in advance of the residency you are applying for. REQUIREMENTS: This is a work-share residency–the studio is provided for free in exchange for working one full day of gallery hours. The director will coordinate with the resident to find the best day to fit the artist’s schedule.

UPCOMING OPENINGS FOR RESIDENCIES, with deadlines for applications:



November 2017-April 2018: Milton Rosa-Ortiz


May 2018 (begins May 1st, runs through October 31st), Deadline to apply: March 31st, 2018

November 2018 (starts Nov 1st, runs through April 30th), Deadline to apply: September 30th, 2018



July 2017-December 2017: Curran Broderick

January 2018-June 2018: Corrine Yonce


July 2018 (begins July 1st, runs through December 30th), Deadline to apply: May 31st, 2018

January 2019 (begins Jan 1st, runs through June 30th), Deadline to apply: November 30th, 2018




CHURCH STREET STUDIO (November 2017-May 2018)





Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Milton Rosa-Ortiz lives and works in Burlington, Vermont. With degrees in Architecture and Nursing (he currently works as a nurse at UVM Medical Center), Rosa-Ortiz’s art making career has spanned nearly two decades, with seven solo shows as well as group shows in the US, Puerto Rico and Paris, France. The New York Times has called Rosa-Ortiz’s work “poetic” and “ethereal.” In reference to Milton-Ortiz’s 2015 solo show at Burlington City Arts, titled, “An Ode to Time,” curator DJ Hellerman said, “Milton conflates big narratives with small narratives — love, life, death and dying. He puts events of the day with things we struggle with for centuries…his work is meditative.”


MECHANIC’S ALLEY STUDIO (July-December, 2017)



Located in Westmore, Vermont, Lake Willoughby is a natural fjord formed through glacial activity. Utilizing repeat photography, I always photograph from the South end of the lake to frame Mount Hor on the right and Mount Pisgah on the left. This series is a constantly changing out of order timeline of human activity within the same place. The paradox of changing sameness speaks to the complex inseparable relationship between humanity and landscape.


Curran Broderick was born in Busan, South Korea and raised from a young age in Vermont. He obtained a liberal arts degree at the University of Vermont where he studied creative writing and photography. He earned an MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. Broderick’s work has been exhibited nationally in several different gallery spaces that include: The RISD Museum, ClampArt, Tilt Gallery, and The Rhode Island Convention Center. His work has been published in Ain’t Bad, Best of Burlington and featured as the “Out of the Frame” featured artist at Gallery Kayafas in Boston. Currently, he teaches photography at The Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Medford, Massachusetts. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley and two cats, Fish and Chips.


EASTSIDE STUDIO (Resident Artist, Co-Curator, Co-Art Handler)



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Artist Statement : Recently my work has involved creating sculptures and anatomical installations out of common found objects and materials. By placing common materials in a new context, my work seeks to create a new plane for re-examining the mundane, the structures we live within every day. I am interested in how these hidden anatomical and societal structures, as close to us as our very bones, influence the way we relate to ourselves, one another, and the environment around us. 

Bio: Lydia Kern’s work consists of a variety of different mediums, including found materials sculpture, ceramics, photography, and painting. Lydia was born in Boston, Massachusetts and has been living in Burlington since 2011. Lydia deeply enjoys and appreciates being a part of a community in which the arts shape culture and activism. In 2015, Lydia received her B.A. in studio art, primarily studying under Nancy Dwyer and Cami Davis. She also received her Bachelors of Science in social work from the University of Vermont. Lydia’s work has been featured locally in group exhibitions at the Colburn Gallery, S.P.A.C.E. gallery, and New City Galerie. 


Eastside Studio (Resident Artist, Co-Curator, Co-Art Handler


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Artist Statement: The recent focus of my work has been on book arts (unique as well as printed), video and video installation, hair drawings and mono printing. I am exploring the relationships between these media through the themes of body/self, cells, book structures, words, windmills and windows. 

BIO: Smereka’s media include; installation, printmaking, photography, video, bookmaking and collaborations. She has been a Vermont resident for twenty-four years and currently lives in Burlington. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group shows throughout the region: solo exihibiton of monoprints and paintings at the AVA Gallery, Lebonon,NH; installations and groups shows at the Flynndog, Burlington, VT; solo show of paintings at Rhombus Gallery, Burlington, VT; paintings at the FirehouseGallery, Burlington, VT. Smereka’s teaching experience includes; after-school classes with children (Rochester, Essex & Middlebury), water color and drawing classes with adults (Shelburne Art Center, Frog Hollow Middlebury and Two Rivers Printmaking Studio), collaborative biology and art class at Montpelier High School, drawing class at Champlain College and painting and printmaking at the Governors Institute on the Arts. Smereka has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies: Development Grant from the Vermont Arts Council, 2009; Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council, Rotary International Group Study program in India, 2004; Kittredge Foundation Grant, 2002; Incentive Grants from the Vermont Arts Council, 2001 and 2002; three month residency in Taos, New Mexico, from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, 1998 and 2008; and a three month residency at the Vermont Studio Center, 1996.