SHARP: Featuring the Work of Sophia Dawson 

April 9- May 9

View the work of our 2015 artists-in-residence, Sophia Dawson , and her new exhibit on display. Over the course of this exhibit, Dawson explores the stories and images of political prisoners. For two months, the artists h

ave lived in a historic cottage on campus and have worked toward this exhibit opening. Join us as we celebrate their artistry!

The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is open Wednesday-Sundays, 10-5PM
General Admission is $5.00. (The opening reception is free admission)

The galleries are closed Jan 31-April 1. This exhibit will reopen on April 9, 2016.


Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program

SHARP offers emerging artists a supportive environment to explore their creative development for two months. Artists are provided studio space on the ground floor of a two-story, nineteenth-century cottage, which has bedrooms on the second level. The unique opportunity is situated within 83 park like acres of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Staten Island. The facility is connected to the art world of New York City, yet secluded from the urban center by the New York Harbor. Artists receive studio visits from guest artists and curators as part of a mentorship program.

Participants are also encouraged to show recent work in Snug Harbor galleries or on its campus. The Residency includes the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship that is funded by New York Community Trust, which provides support for talented, culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts. The Fellowship helps artists in all disciplines at the post-BFA college level to make the transition from formal training to professional careers.