Hi, I'm Jon Marshalik, I'm a painter from Baltimore, MD.
I've been accepted into the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, a 9 week residency in central Maine.
I'm finishing up my MFA right now at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and this residency is coming at the perfect time. I'll have the summer to digest the lessons I've learned in graduate school and push further into the territories I've begun to explore, and to meet other artists and critics.
Here are some examples of my work:
Butting Heads, 2014, oil on linen, 72 x 60 in
Looker, 2014, oil on canvas, 80 x 76 in
Smear Frame, 2014, oil on linen, 70 x 54 in
Skowhegan is a dynamic setting of 65 artists and renowned faculty that is one of the most exclusive and exciting artist residencies in the world. This is a chance to dive deep into my painting practice (with even less distractions than grad school!) and produce a new ambitious set of work.
MICA and Skowhegan have been kind enough to cover my tuition, but I find myself in need of money for materials. I paint a lot, and paint over the same painting a lot, so I go through a lot of stuff. This semester I was on a perfect pace to use up all of my materials just as thesis came to a close. But now with this residency looming, I need a whole new set of paint & mediums & surfaces. I'm asking for 850 dollars to cover these costs.
You can see more of my work at my website - www.jonmarshalik.com
Any painting on my website can be turned into a print for this project. All archival inkjet prints will be signed and printed on high quality Velvet Fine Art paper.
My artist book is a 40 page catalog of the past 2 years of paintings, featuring studio shots & sketchbook scans, and an essay by the painter Kyle Staver
The original oil paintings offered as rewards are:
Hood, 24 x 24 inches, oil on panel, 2013
Window Blind, 30 x 24 in, oil on linen, 2013
Another Kind of Clay, 46 x 36 in, oil on linen, 2013
Bones, 52 x 36 in, oil on linen, 2013
Paints from RGH oil paint.
Rest of materials from Dick Blick
Risks and challenges
Skowhegan's mission statement states "Because the program focuses on process and experimentation, Participants are encouraged to come prepared to work without a preconceived agenda or schedule."
I have no idea what I am going to make at Skowhegan. It's a place with no pressure to create a great body of work for an exhibit, it's an atmosphere of total experimentation and reinvestigation. I'm looking forward to risking everything in my work and rediscovering who I am as a painter.
We all do our best work when we have little to worry about. Without worrying about having enough materials, I'll be able to truly make the most of my 9 weeks at Skowhegan.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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