The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

Meet the artists. Witness the process. See where art is created.

Photos left to right: Hank Willis Thomas in his studio and Yuken Teruya in his studio during Open Studios 2010.

Thursday, October 13, 6-10 pm (opening reception)
Friday, October 14, 6-9 pm
Saturday, October 15, 1-6 pm

Open Studios 2011 is an annual event of the EFA Studio Program that invites the public to come explore and interact with our vibrant and diverse community of 76 contemporary artists.

EFA artists work in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities, offering a significant slice of contemporary art culture. Rarely can the public visit so many internationally recognized artists working
under one roof in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

Join us at EFA for Open Studios 2011!
323 W. 39th Street (btwn. 8/9 Ave.)
New York, NY 10018

Click here to get a sneak peek inside the studios of five different Studio Program artists

About EFA Studio Program: Founded in 1998 as a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the EFA Studio Program was created to provide affordable studio space within a community of artists, facilitate career development, and promote public and critical exposure for our members. EFA Studios is housed on eight floors of the EFA building located in Midtown Manhattan’s Fashion District, in close proximity to the city’s primary gallery districts. Members are selected by a jury of respected arts professionals, through a competitive application process. EFA Studios facilitates interaction with dealers, curators, and critics to provide continued development for member-artists. Unique among studio programs
in New York City, EFA Studios is one of the few remaining arts organizations still providing long-term workspace in Manhattan.


THROUGH OCT. 22, 2011 at EFA PROJECT SPACE, conceived of by media artist Joseph DeLappe, was launched in 2007 as a web-based platform for artists, designers, and architects to propose concepts for imagined memorials to the unrecognized civilian casualties incurred during the war in Iraq. The website was initially created in reaction to the World Trade Memorial Competition website launched in 2004 to commemorate “the thousands of innocent men, women and children murdered by terrorists.” EFA Project Space presents an exhibition of plans and responses selected out of the pool that now exist on the site. The proposal guidelines encourage participants to use a wide range of locations and mediums to create collective memory and unity, drawing upon traditional and expanded ideas of memorial.

THROUGH NOV. 6, 2011
Blackburn 20|20 is an exhibition space operated by the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop(RBPMW.) RBPMW 2011 Annual Member Show is an exhibition featuring the work of current RBPMW members showcasing a variety of fine art printmaking techniques: lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, artist books and digital prints.

Open Studios 2011 is in conjunction with The Fashion District Arts Festival.
Visit their website
for more information.

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Through its three core programs, EFA Studios, EFA Project Space, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, EFA is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice.

Open Studios 2011 is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Vasari

Classic Artists’ Oils, and many generous individuals.

EFA Studios
A Program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 W 39th Street, 3rd Floor
212-563-5855 x221


Samira Abbassy, Nina Chanel Abney, Amina Ahmed, Miriam-Josephine Alcott, Clytie Alexander, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Marianne Barcellona, Jaq Belcher, Rhona Bitner, Jimbo Blachly, Martha Burgess, Patty Cateura, Noa Charuvi, Heejung Cho, Cecile Chong, David Collins, Vicky Colombet, Michael Eade, Stella Ebner, Cui Fei, Suzan Frecon, Beth Ganz, Del Geist, Lauren Gohara, Ana Golici, Nicolae Golici, Mahmoud Hamadani, David, Greg Harth, Pablo Helguera, Marietta Hoferer, Alice Hope, Jeff Hoppa, Catherine Howe, Eunjung Hwang, Hong Seon Jang, Susan Jennings, Richard Jochum, Tamiko Kawata, Jane Kent, Jena H. Kim, Noah Klersfeld, Kristian Kozul, Greg Kwiatek, Sarah Leahy, Patricia Leighton, Dan Levenson, Dominic Mangila, Katinka Mann, Morgan O’Hara, Dane Patterson, Gary Petersen, Thomas Pihl, Armita Raafat, Jaye Rhee, Aristides Ruiz, Carolyn Salas, Hilda Shen, Karina Skvirsky, Adam Parker Smith, Howard Smith, Jenny Snider, Suzanne Song, Xin Song, David Storey, Sali Taylor, Dannielle Tegeder, Scott Teplin, Yuken Teruya, Austin Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Liselot van der Heijden, Carlos Vega, Marjorie Welish, Bryan Whitney, Saya Woolfalk, Shai Zurim

Click here for more information on participating artists.

EFA Studios
323 West 39th St, 3rd Floor
NY, NY 10018
btw. 8th and 9th Ave.

Hours  Tues-Fri., 10-6pm 

Other EFA Programs:

EFA Project Space

Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

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