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HOME: Welcome

A SUPPORTIVE ECOSYSTEM FOR ARTISTS TO STRATEGICALLY ADVANCE.

HOME: Who We Are
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HOME: Welcome

OUR PARTS

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Our consultancy builds capacity to strategize, pivot, and advance career, business & brand. We understand artists, and we understand business. The fusion of these two lenses is what brings you further.

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The residency is a year-long guided journey to tangibly impact our artists' careers in synergy with a collaborative peer cohort that builds community, reinforces accountability, and produces an original exhibition celebrating our program achievements.

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Our core strength is an evolving community that, together, cultivates authentic spaces to fuel ideas and bring artists further. This is community, reimagined. Through channels that transcend geography, background, and discipline, while cultivating a living ecosystem of artists creating together. 

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Strategic partnerships and collaborative planning allows us to germinate ideas, curate inclusive pathways, and support innovation with intention. Our dream is a world full of thriving creative communities equipped with the tools to evolve, advance & play.

HOME: What We Do

OUR DREAMS

HOME: What We Do

BUILD CAPACITY TO CREATE IN THE REAL WORLD.

We dream of a barrier-free path for all artists to access top-tier guidance and cultivate creative communities. Our efforts are specifically in service to traditionally underserved and emerging artist communities nationwide.

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OUR ARTIST RESIDENCY

Guided pathways for artists & writers to strategically advance.

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SALLY BROWN

MORGANTOWN, WV

Mixed-Media

"I'm a writer, curator as well as artist. I make abstract and figurative acrylic paintings, drawings, collages, some illustrations - mainly through themes of body and identity. I often use text and research in my work, honoring feminist artists before and around me. I enjoy experimenting, researching and learning."

ILEANA COLLAZO

MIAMI, FL

Digital Art

"I'm a visual artist with a robust digital arts background. I love the magic of exploration and creativity, tapping into past experiences and often layering works upon works to build visual poetry."

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SOFIA LULGJURAJ

WASHINGTON, MI

Mixed-Media

"I love the thinking behind the work. My work is all about mixing the representational with conceptual and physical materials. I enjoy combining materials and ideas. From this Residency, I'm looking to create clearer goals and direction for my art practice."

STEVE DEEB

FERNDALE, MI

Painting

"I create abstract painting about the dyslexic mind. I love process - the making and responding to the painting as it evolves. I love using color to convey what it looks like inside my mind."

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GEORGINA RESKALA

SANTA MONICA, CA

Photography & Printing

"I photograph, I print, I re-photograph many times over. I combine this with research. I enjoy trying different mediums and ways of printing. I love how it makes me feel."

MICHELLE SIDER

HUNTINGTON WOODS, MI

Glass Mosaic & Painting

"I enjoy the process of creating, telling stories through my art. I enjoy teaching through my art."

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HOME: Meet the Team
HOME: Programs
HOME: Meet the Team
HOME: Programs
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HOME: Testimonials
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"WAABEL is helping me rethink my creative process. I've learned to find enjoyment in the process of creating, not just focused on the final piece."

Shayna Brown

2023 Artist-In-Residence

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