Safe Harbors of the Hudson and Ann Street Gallery are thrilled to introduce the
2022 Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellows: 

Kammy Daydream

Newburgh-born and raised, KAMMY DAYDREAM, brings his highly graphic, exuberant portraits showcasing a mastery of classic cartoon and pop art style. Peering through the prismatic facades, we come faced with a deeper sense of angst, a narrative of struggle and ability to overcome.
Myra Grice

Myra Grice

Speaking to her history immersed as a child in the 80s Graffiti scene, Myra Grice’s large raw canvases of abstracted forms strike in a restricted palette of Black, Red & White. Her scavenge/salvage mentality reflected in the grainy static emanating from an old VCR screen atop a stand of crates. 

Fernanda Mello

Drawing from indigenous spiritual wisdom inspired from the Amazon of her native Brazil, Fernanda Mello weaves a poetic translation of the symbolic within the local, using found material tied to the Hudson River in her installations. Fluidly moving between sculpture and painting, she creates a pattern language of meditative and hypnotic forms that question our relationship to nature and place.

Neen Rivera

Boriquan artist Neen Rivera uses their work as a platform to navigate identity and bring awareness of social injustice. Their practice explores different mediums as expression of the myriad facets of their life—from glazed recipe bowls to full scale wire-sculptures, each work takes its own shape, its own symbology.

Angelís Wong

Angelís Wong’s line of garments embody her mixed-race background uniting both Asian and Latinx heritages. Each piece traces a lineage, defining an identity manifest as second skin. The clothing—its material, texture, form–not only representing and reclaiming history but also projecting forms for the future.

The 2022 Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship is organized and led by Gallery Director, Diana Mangasar with Fellowship advisors and partners Vernon Byron, Jonette O’Kelley Miller, and Alvalia Pemberton.

This cohort comprises our first annual Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship in support of local emerging artists, with a focus on those identifying as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). During the fellowship, artists are provided professional development to further their practice, opportunities for mentorship and networking, a materials & supplies allowance, and representation in the gallery during Newburgh Open Studios.  

The Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship aims to provide three to five artists a supportive platform for experimental and substantive growth for a six-month period starting mid-May, running through mid-November 2022. Located in the heart of Newburgh NY, Ann Street Gallery is situated at the nexus of community and the arts. Through the Fellowship, artists have direct access to explore the resources offered by the city's vibrant arts scene, cultural institutions and possibility to connect and engage with art professionals and practitioners who are based in Newburgh.

The fellowship comprises:
  • A supportive cohort led by the Gallery Director that will meet regularly at the Gallery to discuss and share work
  • Workshops to expand fellows' practices, develop their portfolios, resumes and artist statements, and build their identities as professional artists
  • Arranged visits/tours of local art institutions—such as Storm King Art Center, Dia: Beacon, the Hessel Museum, Magazzino, among others—to broaden exposure to arts organizations and institutions in the Hudson Valley
  • Studio Visits to Fellows' studios and to other practicing artists' spaces
  • A self-organized collective group exhibition showcasing the fellows’ work at Ann Street Gallery during Newburgh Open Studios
  • A materials and supplies expense allowance of USD $1500.00 to support the expansion of one's practice and/or creation of new work.
  • Access to the Gallery spaces, Open Reading Room, Safe Harbors Green, and other exhibition/event spaces at Safe Harbors as permissible

We welcome applications from emerging artists (especially those who identify as BIPOC, and who reside in Newburgh or the Hudson Valley). In seeking artists with experimental practices within the visual arts, performance, and interdisciplinary practice, the selected fellows will form an essential part of Ann Street Gallery’s program. The Fellowship places special emphasis on artists exploring narratives aside or subcurrent to those formally acknowledged by art historians, especially practices that foster an active exchange with local organizations and communities, and are rooted in their value as cultural production.

Selection and Criteria.
Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowships are awarded by an annual open call in spring of each year. This is the only time artists can apply to the Ann Street Gallery Fellowship. Applicants should submit an artist statement, a proposal outlining their interest and intentions during the fellowship, and portfolio of work. Artists will be selected by jury led by Ann Street Gallery’s Director with members from Newburgh’s art community.

We thank our mentors, advisors, partners, and collaborators in the 2022 fellowship program.

The Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship is generously supported in part by: