Ellen Sollod's pinhole camera installation Outside In/Inside Out: The Inner Life of Jack

Ellen Sollod’s pinhole camera installation Outside In/Inside Out: The Inner Life of Jack

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. The Gallery is one feature of the New Media Gallery Program, and is one of three residency programs at Jack Straw. The New Media Gallery exhibits artists’ work through an open call process like the Artist Support Program and Writers Program. As one of a handful of exclusively sound art spaces in the world, it has been attracting applicants nationally and internationally, however Jack Straw has a commitment to local artists.

Gallery residencies include an exhibition of up to three months in the gallery; 20 hours of studio assistance with one of our engineers; access to Jack Straw Cultural Center’s audio recording, production, and presentation equipment; two public events – the opening and an artist talk; and an interview podcast.

 

Current Installation
Image of an abandoned fort with the words 1909 KINZIE at the top, shrouded in fog, grass in the foreground

Perri Lynch Howard | On Our Watch

A multimedia installation that harnesses the power of art to reveal the stalwart past and tenuous future of Seacoast Defenses in the United States. Through sound, image and storytelling, this new work explores the historical strengths and current vulnerabilities of The Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, known culturally as “The Triangle of Fire.”

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2022-2023 New Media Gallery Artists
Whitney Lynn portrait

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Barry Olusegun-Noble Despenza, wearing headphones

Barry Olusegun-Noble Despenza READ MORE >

Till the Teeth band photo

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Sasha Petrenko portrait

Sasha Petrenko READ MORE >

Erin Slomski-Pritz portrait

Erin Slomski-Pritz READ MORE >

Jenny Lesser Holman portrait

Jenny Lesser Holman READ MORE >

Portrait of Wei Yang

Wei Yang READ MORE >

Murphy Janssen sitting at a drum kit with mics on stands around it.

Murphy Janssen READ MORE >

Recent Posts About This Program
Announcing the 2022 ASP and Gallery Artists!

March 30, 2022

Jack Straw has awarded residencies in the 2022 Artist Support Program to 18 artists and artist teams spanning multiple disciplines and genres. Eight artists/teams were awarded 20 hours of recording and production time with an engineer in our studio. Ten additional artists/teams will receive matching awards. All artists are provided with training, events, and other […]

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Athr, So'Le Celestial, Nada Rosa, and Marilyn Montúfar

Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery

Please give to support the next year of our Artist Residency Programs

November 8, 2021

Please help our essential programs for artists thrive for years to come! “Participating in this cohort has allowed me to see a wider view of the world that I’ve been so intimidated by, find my place in it and feel like I belong.” –Ebo Barton, Jack Straw Writers Program 2020 We’re launching a campaign today […]

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Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, Writers Program

Announcing the 2021 ASP and Gallery Artists!

June 1, 2021

Jack Straw has awarded residencies in the 2021 Artist Support Program to 17 artists and artist teams spanning multiple disciplines and genres. Eight artists/teams were awarded 20 hours of recording and production time with an engineer in our studio. Nine additional artists/teams will receive matching awards. All artists are provided with training, events, and other […]

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Top: arx duo, throwing sticks in the air; bottom: Reggie Garrett, holding an acoustic guitar

Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery

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Jack Straw Artist Residencies
Jack Straw Artist Support Program, Writers Program, and New Media Gallery Program

The Jack Straw Writers Program, Artist Support Program, and New Media Gallery Program offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs.

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Jack Straw Writers Program

The Jack Straw Writers Program was created in 1997 to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to develop their presentation skills for both live and recorded readings; to encourage the creation of new literary work; to present the writers and their work in live readings, an anthology, on the web, and on the radio; and to build community among writers.

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Jack Straw Artist Support Program
Paul Kikuci and Alice Gosti's How to Be a Partison

The Artist Support Program has been assisting artists working creatively with sound since 1994, including writers, choreographers, multidisciplinary artists, theatre sound designers, radio producers, film makers, visual artists, and musicians and composers of all types. Every year, up to eight artists are awarded twenty hours of studio recording and production time with a Jack Straw engineer; an additional twelve artists receive matching awards for studio time.

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