Thank you for your application to the 2014 Sunroom Project Space. We’ve made our selections, and I’m sorry to tell you that you were not chosen. We had an excellent response this year, and we were very impressed with the overall quality of the work and proposals. Our review panel included Melissa Levin, Director of Cultural Programs at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Annie Varnot, a 2012 Sunroom Project artist; and myself. Our choice was very difficult and involved evaluating how successfully the proposals engaged Wave Hill’s mission and the designated Sunroom and Sun Porch spaces.
The panel found your work to be quite strong and addressing important issues related to the natural world. However, the shows that we exhibit in the Sunroom Project Space must be new projects that are site-specific or respond to some aspect of Wave Hill’s site, its history, its mission, or the Sunroom space itself. We do not exhibit past projects or retrospective exhibitions. For that reason, we decided not to select your proposal. We encourage you to apply next year with a proposal for new, site-specific work. I hope that we’ll be able to work with you at Wave Hill another time. Please keep me apprised of your upcoming projects and activities.
I wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors, and if you have the opportunity, I encourage you to visit Wave Hill this fall. Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology, and Sunroom Projects by Francisco Donoso and Onyedika Chuke will be opening on September 15. We will also be offering portfolio reviews with curators, gallerists and writers on Saturday, November 16. Check the program listings on the Arts page of our Web site (www.wavehill.org/arts) in the coming weeks for more information.
With best regards,
Gabriel de Guzman
Curator of Visual Arts
Wave Hill - a public garden and cultural center