Wayfarers is pleased to present:
Leslie Lanxinger

Wayfarers Artist in Residence program was founded by board member Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels who invited then Florida-based artist John Orth to be our inaugural resident in the summer of 2014. The work that John produced and the energy he generated during his summer with us was genuinely inspiring to the Wayfarers community. Since then, each January, an artist is selected through a competitive, open application process that is reviewed and voted on by all Wayfarers members and board members. The selected artist is given a studio with us for the summer and a solo exhibition in our onsite gallery in early fall.

In 2018, unanticipated changes to our building prohibited us from offering a physical residency, but we still thought it important to connect one of the artists our members selected with the Brooklyn arts community. Los Angeles based artist Leslie Lanxinger was a finalist during our 2017 application process, so in January of 2018 we invited her to stage an exhibit of new drawings.

Sick Rose featured nine high contrast charcoal drawings which incorporate sculptural and photographic processes. The title is taken from the poem 'The Sick Rose' by William Blake: O Rose thou art sick/ the invisible worm/ that flies in the night/ in the howling storm/ has found out thy bed/ of crimson joy/ and his dark secret love/ does thy life destroy.  Lanxiger describes the work in Sick Rose as speaking“to the subtle assumptions within our culture - how women are perceived not just by society, but how we perceive ourselves - and the effect this has had in shaping generations.” Leslie continues: I am scrupulously and honestly taking stock of my own experiences, my awareness, and my actions. I am examining a lifetime of thought and choices that I have made, confronting my own invisible worm.”

We were pleased to have had the opportunity to exhibit Sick Roseand thrilled to extend our relationship with Leslie Lanxiger and her work by presenting this introduction to her studio practice and processes. 

Leslie and Wayfarers extend our sincere gratitude to the following supporters for making this video possible:
Brooklyn Arts Council
Director/Editor- Jill D'Agnenica
Producer- Christine Triano
Art Direction- Christine Cortina and Mollie Murphy
Interview- Andrea Sarafian Harrow
Additional editing- Keil Troisi


Applications for Wayfarers Summer 2019 Summer Artist in Residence will be available in February, 2019.



Wayfarers is now accepting applications for our 4th annual Summer Artist in Residence Program. The program awards one artist the opportunity to develop a project / body of work in the supportive environment of Wayfarers, where 10 - 20 other working artists have studios. The selected artist is offered our 400 square foot ground floor gallery to use as a studio for 2 months (July and August 2017) and awarded unlimited access to the Wayfarers facilities, including the wood shop and silkscreen equipment. This year, thanks to a generous grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, we are able provide the selected artist with an honorarium of $1000, a materials stipend of $1000 and up to $400 for travel expenses. The residency culminates in a solo exhibition in the gallery in September 2017.
Wayfarers is located on the border of the Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods in Brooklyn, in what has rapidly become the latest New York haven for artists and musicians.
AIR Timeline:
Application Deadline: March 15, 2017         DEADLINE EXTENDED TO  11:59pm, MARCH 19
Notifications Posted: May 1, 2017
Residency Period: July 4 - August 31, 2017
Exhibition: September 1 - 17, 2017
Wayfarers Summer Artist in Residence program is based on a competitive, open application process. Completed applications received by the deadline (March 19, 2017 at 11:59pm) will be reviewed and voted on by all current artists, ghost members, and board members at Wayfarers.
Open to all professional artists who would benefit from the program and can commit to 40+ hours per week in the studio during the entire residency term (July and August, 2017). Artists who are enrolled in a school, college, or university are not eligible for the program.  Artists of color are especially encouraged to apply.
Submission Requirements and Process:

Application fee is $25.00. (All proceeds directly support the Summer Artist in Residence Program.) 

The online form must be completed in its entirety before submitting; you CANNOT SAVE your work AND RETURN to the form. We highly recommend that you download the instructions and prepare your application materials in advance and prior to entering the online application.
Application Components
1. Resume
2. References
3. Image List
4. 10 Images of your work labeled with your name and the slide number as the title. (ex: Annie Cannon 1., Annie Cannon 2., Annie Cannon 3.)
5. Brief description of how you would use the space at Wayfarers

Former Summer Artists in Residence at Wayfarers:

2014 John Orth        
2015 Macon Reed        
2016 Jee Young Sim   
2017 Ryan Crowley
2018 Leslie Lanxinger

click here to apply FOR SUMMER AIR PROGRAM