The Roswell Artist-in-Residence facilities and accommodations at Howard Cook Road
Artists are housed in a complex of six houses and ten studios located on 40 acres of land, surrounded by alfalfa farms. Each artist is provided with a house that can amply accommodate either a single person or a family. Because the "Gift of Time" was conceived as a family program, children are welcome. Because of the close proximity of the buildings and setting of the residency however, there is a policy of no dogs on the residency facility. All living facilities are separate, fully furnished three bedroom houses with an attached studio.
The facilities of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program are simple and free of frills. They were conceived to be practical, functional and basic. All units are fitted with basic furnishings except bedding. The RAiR compound is made up of house / studio combinations. The main room is a living room, dining room, and kitchen combination. Kitchens are fully equipped. Furnishings are basic. Since artists stay for one year they usually bring some of their own household belongings. Bathrooms include washer and dryer. Bedrooms are simply furnished, utilitarian. The third bedroom can be used as small office with a desk and high speed internet connection. Studios are 30 feet by 20 feet with hot and cold sink, natural, LED track lighting and florescent light.
The RAiR Program is not an equipment based residency, but there are additional spaces and some useful pieces of equipment available for artists to use. Like the residency itself, the equipment is modest and basic. Since artists stay at the residency for a full year, most artists bring their most important tools with them.
A small workspace equipped with various electric kilns. PLEASE NOTE: The program expects anyone using the Ceramic Studio to have the skills and knowledge of their use before they begin using the studio. There are no craft technicians available to solve problems that may emerge. We depend on the knowledge base of our residents to maintain the equipment.
A small workspace focused on etching and litho. Printmaking equipment includes two very old presses and various other equipment. PLEASE NOTE: The printmaking facilities are meant to be used by professional printmakers. Artists who might like to produce the odd print, outside their usual practice, must seek the approval of the Director.
A large studio devoted to computer based activities with a computer, small printer, large format printer and various lamps for photography, etc.
A large, open workspace equipped with all of the basic wood working machines. Shop tools includes a drill press, table saw, chop saw, radial arm saw, band saw, sander, grinder, arc welder and blasting cabinet. Hand power tools include: skill saw, drill, router, saws-all, sander, chainsaw, jigsaw, angle grinder and some pneumatic stone carving tools. PLEASE NOTE: It is understood that the artists on the grant bring with them the necessary skills and knowledge to employ and maintain these tools. The RAIR Program does not provide instruction or assistance to the artists using the equipment.