Chris Bogia (artist/educator) and Evan J. Garza (critic/curator/editor) have founded the country's first residency specifically for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered emerging artists. Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) will award four 2-week residencies (in a shared 4 bedroom house on Fire Island) with room and board provided. Time's ticking though, all materials must be received in NYC by June 15! Full information here.
On June 6th, you can reserve your spot for The Long Walk, conceived by Susan Robb. Now in its 2nd year, this "time-based, "open-source", and socially engaged art event" will take participants on a 45 mile long walk through King County Regional Trails System over a period of 4 days (July 28-31). Get all your questions answered over here.
Gage still needs some volunteers for their annual Best of Gage exhibition/celebration on June 17th. Volunteers can help between 4:30 - 10pm. They currently need Greeters, Bartenders, Art Sales, Art Checkout, Food prep and Clean Up. I volunteered last year and had lots of fun! To sign-up, email Lauren@gageacademy.org.