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Forming the continuum: New York artist Lehna Huie on the future in her work

February 9, 2016   by Cevan Castle   Lehna Huie is a multidisciplinary fine artist, arts educator, cultural worker and curator, and mom to Simone, her one-year-old daughter. In the fall of 2015, she participated in a five week residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  I spoke with her about the transition into … Continue reading

The fun vs. the insufferable: New York artist Rebeca Raney on making art while parenting

January 30, 2016  by Cevan Castle   Rebeca Raney is a New York based artist and designer, an arts educator, and mom to a two year old. She is a voice of encouragement for artists considering children. During the recent Center for Parenting Artists event PLAY&GROUP 1: a picnic with New York composer Ithai Benjamin and his robotic puppets, … Continue reading

Shira Richter on the Origins of Difficulty for Artists with Children

Artist and mother of twins Shira Richter pulls no punches in this interview with Hannah Rubin for The Sisterhood, part of a series of articles that aims to address gender imbalance in the art world.  Richter speaks with surprising directness of the transition that women-artists make as they become mothers, and reveals cultural beliefs and … Continue reading

Museum of Motherhood Announces 2015 Annual Conference, Apr 30-May 2

“New Maternalisms: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable)” will take place in NYC, April 30-May 2.  The conference theme and schedule is organized around the departures between an ideological representation of motherhood and the lived experience of being a mother.  The conference includes sessions on fertility, inclusive families, health, identity, food, feminism, and more. http://mommuseum.org/cfp-mom-conference-2015/

Lorna Simpson on art while parenting: “being a mother makes me very present”

Lorna Simpson’s beautiful interview on her accomplishments, making art while parenting, the need for intellectual stimulation while raising an infant, and how being a mother made her a stronger artist. http://aleim.com/issue3/interview-lorna/

New! Claudia F. Savage reviews 5 artist-parent residencies available now

This is a beautifully organized list of 5 artist-parent residencies available in 2015-2016.   Application deadlines begin in April and carry through the fall.  Many offer a stipend and/or childcare. Open to dancers, visual artists, writers, musicians, composers, choreographers, and more! http://www.voicecatcher.org/archives/4769

Art-making and parenthood: compartmentalizing is only one approach

(Subtitle: you can blame the Abstract Impressionists for your troubles) There is no doubt that small, nursery-aged children take up a considerable amount of time and energy.  Seasoned parents will quickly share, however, that it goes incredibly fast, despite what it feels like in the moment.  They reminisce: babyhood was over in the blink of an … Continue reading

Margaret Harrison to Tracey Emin: parenthood doesn’t replace your work

Margaret Harrison has written a pointed but amusing rebuttal to Tracey Emin’s statement, “having a child would be a substitute for my work!” Harrison quotes a second comment from a related interview, over themes of motherhood that emerged in Emin’s exhibition The Last Great Adventure is You, “There are good artists that have children. Of … Continue reading

Residency for women artists with dependents, including childcare stipend

With funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Women’s Studio Workshop is now offering a 4 week parents residency grant, which can fund travel expenses and childcare expenses during the residency period. Housing is offered with a 3-person maximum occupancy. http://www.wsworkshop.org/program/artist-residencies/parent-residency/  @WSWorkshop