The Lab Fellowship

Fellowship application for Spring 2022 will open in December 2021.


The Lab offers one Fellowship each session. Fellowship includes full tuition for one session, permanent membership in our private FB group, an artist page, and free participation in the Flat File. Fellowships are merit-based and offered to talented artists who might otherwise not be able to participate in the Lab.

Congratulations to our fall 2021 Lab Fellow: Carol Herd-Rodriguez

We are grateful for your valuable contribution in the fall session.


Carol Herd-Rodriguez

www.CarolHerd-Rodriguez.com


I live in the meditation of composing paintings and drawings. The finished work a tangible result of the process. Hope, strength, nature, and abundance are ideas considered in my artwork. I intend for the viewer to find calm and peace through my work.

Palisades Abstract 2, 2020, Acrylic, Graphite, Charcoal on Paper, 22x30
Palisades Abstract 21, 2020, Acrylic Graphite, Charcoal, 30X40
Palisade: 51, 2020, Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas, 30X40
Hillside Memory, 2020, Pastel, Charcoal, Acrylic, Graphite, 11X14
Many Good Qualities: Abstract Landscape 7, 2020, Acrylic and pastel on Paper
Exigence of Tranquility: Intersection, 2021, Acrylic, Pastel Graphite on Paper
Looking for Sedona, 2021, Acrylic, Graphite, Pastel, on paper, 18X12
Exigency of Tranquility: Emergence, 2021, Acrylic, Graphite, Pastel, Pencil on Paper, 8X10
Exigence of Tranquility: Mergence, 2021, Acrylic, Graphite, Pastel, and Pencil on Paper, 8X10
Exigency of Tranquility: Convergence, 2021, Acrylic, Graphite, Pastel, Pencil on Paper, 8X10

Previous Crit Lab Fellowship Recipients:


Lauren Levine, spring 2021


https://www.laurenglevineart.com/home


I have a visceral connection to my materials—it’s a churning gut feeling, aligned with the physicality and full body experience of painting. Visual impressions and lived moments leave their marks inside of me and alchemically transform from mystical to physical as they flow outside of me and onto the canvas through paint’s viscosity. While my work is not representational or intended to depict anything explicitly, ghosts of tangible and psychological places, along with beings, dreams, and shadows emerge.


Using oil on canvas and mixed media on paper, the imagery is atmospheric, elemental, and in recent pieces has more gravity, is stronger and hotter, echoing today’s discernible political, global and environmental impact. My paintings have come to reflect the state of the world, while my drawings are more intimate and personal—their interplay inexorably binds their development, creating a continuum where each piece grows from the last, each responding to these unprecedented times and our globally shared reality.

Alchemy
2020
Oil on Canvas
60x48"
Skinwalker
2020
Oil on Canvas
60x48"
Earthensea
2019
Oil on Canvas
60x48"
Nothing Happens in June
2020
Oil on Linen
60x48"
The Absence of Field
2020
Oil on Raw Linen on Panel
14x11"
Topography
2020
Oil on Linen on Panel
20x16"
The Ground Is The Sky
2020
Oil on Canvas
60x48"
What Is The Sky's Name Again?
2020
Oil on Canvas
72x60"
A New Constellation
2021
Oil on Canvas
72x60"