The Third Street AIR Program is based out of the Williams Visual Arts Building on the campus of Lafayette College. The WVAB was completed in 2001 and is home to many of the studio arts on campus including photography, painting, sculpture, drawing and graphic design. Lafayette is currently in the process of expanding the Williams Arts Campus on Third St. to include an experimental black box theater, a state-of-the-art film theater, a sound stage, a high-tech media and teaching lab and an open-air sculpture garden.
Visiting Artists will be invited to stay at Lafayette College for two days in which they will meet with advanced photography and film students as well as faculty in discussions and/or critiques. They will be expected to give a public lecture open to the campus and surrounding community. A dinner and/or luncheon with Art Department students and faculty will be also be arranged in their honor.
Artists in Residence will be offered a one to two week residency that will include accommodations, unlimited access to our facilities and generous staff support. Our color-managed digital imaging lab features top-of-the-line Macintosh workstations equipped with flatbed scanners with output options including Epson Stylus Pro 3880, 4880 and 9800 printers that can render continuous grey-scale and color prints on a variety of materials. Available software includes the full Adobe Creative Suite as well as Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro. Available equipment includes Wacom Intuos4 tablet, Canon EOS 5D w/ 24-105mm f/4L lens, Canon 580EX II flash, Mamiya 645-AFD III Medium format SLR w/ 90mm and 55mm lenses, Horsman LD view camera for use with Canon 5D and Mamiya medium format lenses, Panasonic 3-chip SD video camera, (2) 4×5 pinhole cameras (macro and super-wide), hot lights with studio backdrops as well as access to a fully outfitted sculpture studio, film studio, wet darkroom with capabilities for up to 20×24 silver gelatin printing and a shooting studio. The resident will work closely with students who will serve as studio/research assistants during her/his stay. The resident will also be responsible for participating in several classes at the college and with the community that involve her/his expertise. The resident will meet with Honors students and give a public lecture.