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The idea for the salem2salem artist exchange formed in July 2009 from a conversation between Peter Lundberg (US) and Bernd Stieghorst (DE / CH). Afterwards, the curators of the Bodensee Kulturraum, Bernd Stieghorst and Gunar Seitz, developed the first concept for the implementation of the project to take place in the Bodenseekreis in 2010. In October 2009, Anthony Cafritz, Barbara and Bill Carris and Peter Lundberg visited the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen and met with Lothar Wölfle, the district administrator of the district office Bodenseekreis, and Dr. Stefan Feucht, the cultural office director and Assistance was promised from all sides. It was decided that the implementation in 2010 under the organizational leadership of the Cultural Office of Lake Constance in Salem (Germany) would host the first project and a year later the project would continue in Salem (NY).

About the Residency

In 2010 Salem Art Works partnered with the Lake Constance Cultural Department in Salem, Germany to create an international artist residency exchange program. Every year since, the organizations have taken turns hosting groups of interdisciplinary artists, alternating every other year between Salem, New York USA and Salem, Germany.

At each location, participants are provided with room, board, studio, and a small budget for materials. Travel to and from the residency is at the expense of the artist. One benefit for participants is their exposure to new art practices and perspectives, with the freedom to work in new ways. Artists also benefit from living and working in a creative international community, sharing work in progress and receiving support and critical feedback through ongoing discussion. 

The public is encouraged to stop by and visit during organized events. Activities include weekly open mic nights, one open studio visit, and a final exhibition featuring music, visual, spoken, and performance art produced during the residency. 

Please join us for our upcoming events, meet our new artists. See our calendar below for details.

Schedule August 1–25 2019

Thurs August 1
Fri August 2

Mon August 5
Wed August 7
Thur August 8

Sat August 10
Tues August 13
Thur–Sat Aug 15–17
Wed August 21
Thurs August 15
Thurs August 15
Sat August 17
Tues August 20
Tues–Thur Aug 20–22
Fri August 23
Sat August 24
Sun August 25

Arrival from 12–8 PM
Orientation & Tour from 10–12 PM, Artist Presentations 6 PM
Opening Reception for Young and Studio Artists @ N. Main Gallery, 5-7 PM
Rutland VT Material Run (Scrap Metal), TBA
MASSMoca fieldtrip, TBA
härterer Tauschmarkt participatory performance by Lifetime Guarantee Jenny Hillenbrand and Kristen Tordella-Williams from 5-6 PM
Live Music by David Cuite 6 PM
Intro to Glass, 3–5 PM
Aluminum Pour, B-Sides @ Salem Tavern from 7:30–11 PM
Small Ceramic Wood-Kiln Firing
Small Ceramic Wood-Kiln Unloading
Studio Visits with Sarah Tanguy, Art in Embassies US Department of State
Lecture by Sarah Tanguy and Mary Early Washington DC Sculptor
Music on the Hill, Live Music Motorbike from 4–8 PM
B-Sides @ Salem Tavern, from 7:30–11 PM
Exhibition prep, Install, and rehearsals
T.B.A Exhibition & Performance
Exhibition deinstall & shipping, early departure

2019 Artists

US Artists

Barbara Blatner

David Brieske

Barbara Carris

Brian Cirmo

Ori Dvir

Paul Mauren

Sanford Mirling

Kristen Tordella-Williams

Dane Winkler

Eden Wiseman

Lu Xu

DE Artists

Michl Brenner

Susanne Hackenbracht

Tobias Kammerer

Hans Seidl

Katrin Seglitz

Felicia Glideen

Alexander Habisreutinger

Johanna Klakla

Rolf Langhans

Anne Carnein

2018 Artists

2017 Artists

2010 to 2016 Artists