Pajama Factory AIR Program hosts closing exhibition Friday, Aug. 2nd from 6-9pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For one night only, both local and national artists come together to present their final works.

Please join us for the culmination of the Pajama Factory’s 8-week Artist-in-Residence program. The artists, who hail from Las Vegas, New York City, State College, Bloomsburg and our very own Williamsport, will be presenting readings and performances in PJF Community Room at the top of every hour while visual and fine artists will be on display in the Factory Works Gallery (@FactoryWorksGallery) located on the 2nd floor, Studio 9-210N.

Chosen to participate in this year’s program through a curated process, each artist was asked to provide one outreach component for the public and state what they hoped to accomplish during their time at the Factory. They have created works in mediums as varied as painting, fiber arts, printmaking, digital and new media, photography, writing and performance. They represent a diverse array of practices emblematic of the spirit the Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residence has embodied since it inception in 2009.

This year’s artists are: Rachel Cualedare, Kay Leigh Farley, Rowan Shaffer, Sigfried Aragona, Sarah Foster, Sophie Najjar, and Sheilagh Weymouth. The artists themselves will be in attendance to discuss their work. Light refreshments will be served.

We hope you’ll join us, Friday, August 2nd from 6 to 9 pm, for this final closing exhibition. To find statements regarding their work as well as biographical information, please visit the 2019 Final Exhibition page on the air.pajamafactory.net website.

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Celebrate World Art Day with us!

4/15 is World Art Day – how do you want to celebrate?

World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts. The goal of this day, is to appreciate art in general, and to spread world-wide enthusiasm and awareness for the arts. Here are just a few easy and enjoyable ways you can celebrate:

  • Get a group of friends together and visit one our local Museums and Art galleries.
  • Get the kids involved! Teach them about the different forms of art and provide them with a hands-on way to experience the creation of artwork.
  • Purchase a piece of artwork for your home or office.
  • Wherever you go, make a conscious effort to be on the lookout for artwork. You will be amazed at how many works of art are prominently displayed, yet you walk by it everyday without noticing.

Consider Sponsoring an Artist!

World Art Day is also our Day of Giving for the Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residence Program!

Another way to celebrate World Art Day would be to sponsor an artist for the Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residence Program. We’ve raised $900 for each artist so far – only $542 remains for each of the 6 artist to be fully fund for 2019. Consider giving a gift (of any size!) on 4/15 to honor this important day.

Visit air.pajamafactory.net to make a donation and learn more about the program!

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Call for Artists – Applications for our 2019 Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residence Program are now OPEN!

The Pajama Factory located in Williamsport, PA, invites artists to apply to the 2019 Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program. Artists of all disciplines, career levels, and localities are encouraged to apply to this multidisciplinary, immersive residency.

Artists spend 8 weeks (Jun 7-Aug 3) creating, communing, and exploring in the expansive 300,000 square feet of the Pajama Factory – a rehabilitated historic factory complex with authentic charm and endless possibility. Throughout the residency, artists have unlimited access to resources including a knowledgeable staff, local artist network, and Pajama Factory studios – a photo lab, clay studio, woodshop, printing and fiber arts studio, and shared studio space.

The 2019 deadline to apply is 11:59PM (EST) on Monday, April 15th, 2019. To learn more about the program offerings and to apply, visit air.pajamafactory.net.  Applicants must be 18 years or older.  Selected artists will be notified by Saturday, April 20th, 2019.

*** All questions about the program can be submitted via email to air@pajamafactory.net.

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Close to Home: The 2018 Pajama Factory Artist In Residence Pop Up Closing Exhibition

Factory Works Gallery and The Pajama Factory Artists-In-Residence Program at the Pajama Factory invite you to “Close to Home: The 2018 Pajama Factory Artist In Residence Pop Up Closing Exhibition,” from 6-9pm on Thursday, Aug. 2, 1307 Park Avenue, Studio 9-210.

This year’s artists all reside in and around Williamsport, Pennsylvania. They were chosen to participate in this year’s program with the stated intention of creating work larger in scale and scope than their usual working space would allow. Creating works in mediums as varied as fibers, sculpture, painting and photography they represent a diverse array of practices emblematic of the spirit the Pajama Factory Artist In Residence Program has embodied since it inception.

The included artists are:

  • Ari Hajdu
  • Brian James Spies
  • Chad Andrews
  • Madelin Beattie
  • Meredith Re’ Grimsley
  • Paula Swett

We hope you’ll join us, Thursday, August 2 from 6-9pm, for this pop up closing exhibition.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information on the Pajama Factory AIR Program, please email it’s director Mersadies Burch at air@factoryworks.org

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Lets do this again next year

What a wonderful end to the 2016 Artist in Residence program.

A huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who helped make the program such a success, as well as huge hugs to Carlijn, Matt, Brigid and Jacky.

We’re going to miss you all!

(Shared Facebook Post from Pajama Factory Artist-In-Residence)

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for the closing exhibit of the 2016 AIR program. Today we say good bye and best wishes for a great future to Brigid, Carlijn, Jacky and Matt. It was great hanging out together last night and we are going to miss you.

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2016 AIR Exhibition

2016 AiR exhibition

This Saturday, from 6 PM – 9 PM, there will be an exhibition of the work by the 2016 Pajama Factory Artists in Residence that you won’t want to miss!

Every year, we have artists from all over the world come and stay in Williamsport, create work at the Pajama Factory and become a part of our wonderful creative community. This year, we’ve been honored to get to know Brigid, Carlijn, Jacky and Matt. They’ve been such a great group of very talented artists and we’re proud to call them friends.

Come see what they’ve all been up to—you’ll be glad you did!

Let us know you’ll be coming at the Facebook event page.

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Carlijn Claire Potma

Carlijn Claire Potma

Carlijn is a Dutch artist, one of our 2016 Pajama Factory Artists in Residence. This morning, Dutch Culture USA did a wonderful piece on her and her experiences here. Go take a look!

You can meet Carlijn and the rest of the visiting artists at their upcoming exhibition!

(Shared Facebook Post from Dutch Culture USA)

“I’m a heavy dreamer, I do what moves me – guided by that tingly gut feeling or sense of wonder.” Dutch artist Carlijn Claire Potma is currently an artist-in residence at Pajama Factory in Williamsport, PA, and will be part of the Pajama Factory Artist-In-Residence Exhibition on July 16. Carlijn Claire works within a wide constellation of disciplines, ranging from alternative drawing practices to photography and beyond. The reception will take place between 6 and 9 PM.

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Air-in-Residence 2016

Airtist-in-Residence 2016

Hey, artists! Come spend your Summer at the Pajama Factory!

(Shared Facebook post from Pajama Factory Artist-In-Residence)

AIR is a multi-disciplinary, international six week summer residency program centered within the revitalized, historic Pajama Factory complex in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. AIR is designed to provide both emerging and established artists and writers a place to grow creatively, as they work freely amongst the larger creative community housed at the Pajama Factory. The 2016 residency will run from June 4 to July 17.

Check out the AIR website for more information or to apply.

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2015 AIR Show

Great crowd at the 2015 Pajama Factory Artists-In-Residence exhibition.

Great crowd at the Artist in Residence show this evening—thank you to everyone who came out to support our artists!

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