Eugene artist residency needs to meet Kickstarter goal by Dec. 13 to continue

Photo courtesy of Courtney Stubbert

Eugene Contemporary Art (ECA)’s Public Process artist residency is the only artist residency of its kind (it accepts artists of any medium) in the Eugene-Springfield area and if it doesn’t reach it’s $8,500 goal on Kickstarter by 10:33 pm PST  Dec. 13, the residency will come to an end. At press time, ECA had received $5,446 in pledges, which means ECA must still raise $3,054 before the Kickstarter campaign closes.

“We will close the space in January if don’t meet our goal,” says Courtney Stubbert, ECA executive director and owner of the WAVE Gallery in the Whit where the residency is hosted. “Or at least if someone else doesn’t step forward before Jan. 1 with a sizable donation.”

The residency program began this fall with Alida Bevirt, a visual artist, who formerly told EW about the residency: “It’s a magnificent privilege to be given the key to use this fantastic space.” UO MFA student Katherine Spinella’s  Shoddy Contructionsexhibition is now on view at the WAVE through Jan. 5 and features site-specific installations

Stubbert says he’s disappointed that they haven’t yet reached their goal because “We’ve received some great submissions for show proposals and the residency program.”

For more information, visit the ECA Kickstarter page or contact Stubbert at