Jim Shrosbree’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and he has been a visiting artist and lecturer at numerous universities and art schools around the country.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, Review
2 February 2017
In November and December 2016, Maharishi University of Management (MUM) art professor Jim Shrosbree enjoyed a residency fellowship at MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH—the oldest artist residency in the U.S.
Mr. Shrosbree's stay was fully supported and afforded him the opportunity to spend five weeks creating art without interruptions or distractions.
Artists from various disciplines—writers, visual artists, dancers, filmmakers, poets, and playwrights—are awarded a fellowship to attend, creating a rich cross-disciplinary exchange. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence.
"The residency is an award that allows an artist to be totally taken care of to the degree that lunch is delivered to each private studio every day," Mr. Shrosbree said.
This is the third residency of this kind that Mr. Shrosbree has been awarded in the last four years. His previous two residencies were at Yaddo Artists Colony in Saratoga Springs, NY. Yaddo is nearly as old as MacDowell, going back 100 years. Edgar Allan Poe wrote "The Raven" while in residence there.
Mr. Shrosbree said that both MacDowell and Yadoo are set on several hundred acres of wooded land with ponds. The artists' studios are set in the woods. Dinners are a community affair, offering rich cultural exchanges. In the evenings artists present their work in the form of readings, musical performances, film screenings, and open studios.
In March Mr. Shrosbree will also have a residency and exhibit at Two Coats of Paint in Brooklyn, NY. And last April and May he had a one-person exhibit at Paul Kotula Projects, in Detroit.
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