Application for Jackson Art Center Lisa Neher Memorial Studio

By Editorial Team on July 2, 2018

Deadline: Fri, 31 August 2018

Photo courtesy of Jackson Art Center.
Deadline: August 31, 2018


A free, one-year lease is available at DC’s Jackson Art Center in honor of long-time artist member Lisa Neher (1955-2017). Lisa was a vital force in the Jackson Art Center, located in a historic DC school building in Georgetown, Washington, DC that is now converted studio space for visual artists. Developing artists are encouraged to apply.

Lisa Neher (1955-2017) was a long-time artist member and vital force in the Jackson Art Center (JAC). In Lisa’s memory, starting in 2018, a rent-free studio will be awarded for one year to a local developing artist who has a demonstrated professional body of work within their respective discipline and wishes to advance to the next level.

  • The free studio will be made available to a developing artist for one year, with option to reapply.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old, a Washington, DC resident, and have completed their formal education. (Current JAC members, commercial artists, and fulltime students may not apply.)
  • Applicants must commit to use the studio at least 3-4 days a week.
  • The studio is intended for art making only and is not available for residential or commercial purposes.
  • The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of their application, followed by interview(s) with the JAC selection committee.
  • Once chosen, the developing artist will become a member of JAC, will be required to pay monthly membership dues (currently $45), contribute to JAC’s outreach activities, and must abide by JAC rules and regulations.

The free studio is on the second floor of the Jackson Art Center in an old classroom that has been divided into four work areas. The working space is approximately 12’ x 15’ and has ample window light.

Please fill out and return the application, along with a 1-2 page artist’s statement, resume, references and samples of your art work to Jackson Art Center artist Erika Cleveland at

Questions? Contact Erika Cleveland at 203-815-3827