The CES Residency II is currently in process. We will name our 2017 Nominators and Nominees in mid-July, 2017. Stay tuned for more information.
Not Just A Studio: Recapping the first year of the CES Residency; An intimate conversation between the first CES Gallery Artist-In-Residence Maja Ruznic and Associate Director Meghan Gordon. Read more here.
CES Residency is a residency program for underrepresented Los Angeles-based artists. Cofounded by Carl E. Smith and Meghan Gordon as a residency program for underrepresented Los Angeles-based artists, CES Residency is a unique initiative conceived to support the evolving LA art community. CES Gallery will provide one artist with support as they develop and present their first solo exhibition at a commercial gallery in Los Angeles. During the first half of the residency, the CES Artist-In-Residence will receive guidance and support through the exhibition-making process, including studio visits and installation assistance. The second half of CES Residency will be a solo exhibition at CES, which includes an opening reception, press and collector outreach, public events, gallery walkthroughs, and an interview with the artist to be published on Artsy. In addition, the CES Artist-In-Residence will receive a $500 Production Stipend.
The goals of CES Residency are: to support the Los Angeles art community by helping emerging artists; to provide a platform for an underrepresented artist through the public presentation of their work; to give the Artist-In-Residence hands-on exhibition experience and insight into the artist-gallery working dynamic; and to provide a transparent mode of education that breaks down the boundaries of the commercial art world. CES Residency continues the gallery’s overall mission of artist advocacy.
CES Residency I – Winner: Maja Ruznic, The Wailing Sisters
CES Artist-In-Residence Maja Ruznic presents a new body of work in a solo exhibition titled The Wailing Sisters
We are proud to name Maja Ruznic as our inaugural CES Artist-In-Residence. Maja’s residency will begin in August and programming details will be announced soon. Maja will receive a $500.00 Artist Fee and $250 Materials Stipend.
We would also like to award Brody Albert with an honorable mention. Brody will receive a $200.00 Artists Award. We look forward to following his work and progress.
CES Gallery would like to sincerely congratulate all of the 2016 nominees. We wish each artist the very best in their future artistic endeavors.
CES Gallery would like to thank our Nomination Committee for its guidance and expertise:
Chris Adler, Artist and Co-founder of VACANCY
Lee Biolos and Brody Fox, Art Collectors
Ali Adler, Artist and Co-founder of VACANCY
Amir Fallah, Artist
Shelley Holcomb, Artist and founder of Curate.LA
Deb Klowden-Mann, Principal at Klowden Mann
Cris McCall, Art Advisor
Max Presneill, Artist and Director/Head Curator at the Torrance Art Museum
Sydney Terrill, Publisher at Artillery Magazine
John Wolf, Art Advisor