Join us for the next workshop in our Creative Exchange series on Artist Residencies. Learn about Artist in Residence opportunities, best practices for applications, and more.
Come early and tour the open studios at Art Share L.A.’s Ellsworth Artist Residency, and meet our inaugural fellows Jacqueline Valenzuela, Lorenzo Baker, and Kyong Boon Ho, from 1-5PM, with pizza provided at 4PM by Prince Street Pizza!
The Creative Exchange workshop begins at 5PM.
Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, Executive Director, Arts at Blue Roof
Jennifer Gunlock, Artist
Moderated by Jeremy Quant, Founder of Dot Red
Creative Exchange is an initiative in collaboration with the Center for Business & Management of the Arts at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) that seeks to connect, support, and highlight LA’s creative community. In recognizing the diversity and dynamism of our region’s creative sector, the Creative Exchange will encourage discussion and knowledge-sharing between established and emerging artists of all mediums, as well as our cultural organizations, curators, thought leaders, and supporters of the creative community at large.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Jennifer Gunlock is a mixed media collage artist who uses her imagery to compel people to more mindfully consider how they regard the natural world. A 2022 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, she has recently become represented by Mark Moore Fine Art. Jennifer has earned a Masters of Fine Art at California State University, Long Beach in 2003. She has exhibited nationally and locally for 20 years in venues such as the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, and Angels Gate Cultural Center. She has been Artist in Residence at Cill Rialaig Project in Ireland; Playa in Summer Lake, Oregon; Shoebox Projects in Los Angeles; Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, Wyoming; and at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Lisa Diane Wedgeworth
Lisa Diane Wedgeworth is an LA-based interdisciplinary artist whose work takes form as large-scale abstract painting, performance, and video art. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles at the California African American Museum, The Charlie James Gallery, Louis Stern Fine Art, The Brand Library Art Gallery, the Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury University, at Split Milk in Scotland, and as a culminating collaborative exhibition for her residency in Paris; and she has been invited to perform at Williams College and Northwestern University.
She has lectured about her work at colleges and universities in Southern California and holds part-time teaching positions at Los Angeles City College, Glendale Community College, and UCLA. She is a recipient of a variety of artist residencies and fellowships including the Georgia Fee Artist / Writer Residency (Paris, France), the Black Artist Retreat (Chicago), the Hermitage (Englewood, FL), Camera Obscura Artist Residency (Santa Monica), and the 2020 COLA Individual Artist Fellowship.
A cultural producer, Wedgeworth exhibited emerging artists in her studio-based project space PS 2920 between 2015–2016 and produced the public platform Conversations About Abstraction to share the voices of abstract artists historically excluded from the Western canon. She is the Executive Director of Arts at Blue Roof, an artist-run nonprofit arts organization in South LA offering an artist residency, mentorship, and stipend to three women artists per year.