Announcing ART 2015 in Brewster NY

We are now in our fifth year of hosting the Artist Round Table (ART) and we are pleased to announce a very special location for this year’s conversation. Raymond Ketcham has been granted an artistic residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm in Brewster, New York where he will be hosting a four-day round table with artists and photographers.

SPACE, an interdisciplinary residency program, is celebrating its fifth season. It’s mission is “to support artists by providing a workshop space singular in its ability to reinvigorate the artists’ spirit and their work. SPACE is the answer to dormant creativity, giving artists time and space to do what they do best: create.” This 220 year-old working organic farm has been a second home to more than 575 artists who were working on 180 different projects, and included among them are Tony award winners, Guggenheim fellows and Pulitzer Prize finalists.

It is in this beautiful rustic New York country setting, enriched by artists who have come before us, that we are going to host our annual discussion for photographers on discovering their visual voice. We will talk about the 3 I’s (inspiration, imitation and influence) and we will address head-on the notion of fear in art. We discuss the difference between art and craft and between vision, voice and style. But it won’t be just photographers having this conversation because as always, we have invited artists who use other mediums of expression to join us.

This year because of the generosity of SPACE on Ryder Farm, we are adding one more day to the program. We will use this time to help create a roadmap for your journey to discover and use your own unique voice in photography. To do this, we are going to draw upon people who have previously attended ART. Their own experiences have informed all of us what works and where the challenges will lie for most of you.

If you are interested in going beyond making pretty pictures with your camera and would like to progress further along the road to being a visual artist, we invite you to send us your expression of interest.

Workshop Details

  • ART will be held from October 21 to 25, 2015 at SPACE on Ryder Farm in Brewster, New York (4 nights, 5 days).
  • Participants will share accommodations including bathrooms. Keep in mind this is a historic property dating back to 1795. It has all the amenities you will need but it is not the Ritz Carleton (thankfully!)
  • All meals are included.
  • Transportation to and from the train station in Brewster will be provided. Flights to New York and airport transfers are not included.
  • Cost US$1395.

Expression of Interest

If you would like to attend ART at SPACE on Ryder Farm, please send us an expression of your interest via email outlining what you hope to gain from being a part of the round table and what you would bring to the discussion. Please also include a link to a portfolio of your personal work i.e. no images created while on a workshop or photo tour. If these are not available online, please let us know so that we can make other arrangements to view your portfolio. We will be accepting expressions of interest until September 18, 2015 after which time, a final decision will be made regarding the list of attendees. Payment in full will be due upon acceptance to ART.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via emailTo learn more about previous roundtables, view posts hereTo see work from some ART Alumni, visit this page

If you’d like to learn more about SPACE at Ryder Farm, check out this TEDxBroadway video or follow their Instagram account.

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