dieu donne papermill
IN THE WORKSPACE an exhibition of hand printed artists’ books, works on handmade paper, photo-based sculpture, and video from selected members of the New York State Artist Workspace Consortium.

In January 2000 at a meeting convened by the Visual Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York State Artist Consortium was created. A small group of nonprofit arts organizations realized that they constituted a previously undefined field and that they each shared the following key characteristics:

• Nonprofit studio spaces centered on the artist and the artist's creative process. 

• Active engagement with the artist by providing space, time, technical assistance, stipends, resources and support to artists in year-round residency programs. 

• Providing artists with the freedom for artistic experimentation and exploration.

Each year the Consortium serves more than 440,00 individuals, including nearly 2,800 local, regional and national artists, through residencies, workshops, public exhibitions and publications. The roster of emerging, mid-career and established professional artists participating in these acclaimed programs includes distinguished alumni such as Robert Blackburn, Chuck Close, Robert Grober, Kiki Smith and Carrie Mae Weems.

In 2004, the Consortium's regional collaboration expanded to include new members and today's membership includes the following artist centered workspaces:  Carriage House at the Islip Art Museum, Islip - Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock – CEPA Gallery, Buffalo – Dieu Donné Papermill, NYC – Harvestworks, NYC – Lower East Side Printshop, NYC – Sculpture Space, Utica – Smack Mellon, Brooklyn – Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City – Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale.