The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

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Photos left to right: Patricia Leighton and Jessie Brugger's studios during Open Studios 2012. 


Thursday, October 24, 6-10 pm (opening night)

Friday, October 25, 6-9 pm

Saturday, October 26, 1-6 pm


Open Studios 2013 is an annual event of the EFA Studio Program that invites the public to come explore and interact with our vibrant and diverse community of 75 contemporary artists. 


EFA artists work in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities, offering a significant slice of contemporary art culture. Rarely can the public visit so many internationally recognized artists working under one roof in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. 


Join us at EFA for Open Studios 2013!






About EFA Studio Program: Founded in 1998 as a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the EFA Studio Program was created to provide affordable studio space within a community of artists, facilitate career development, and promote public and critical exposure for our members. EFA Studios is housed on eight floors of the EFA building located in Midtown Manhattan's Fashion District, in close proximity to the city's primary gallery districts. Members are selected by a jury of respected arts professionals, through a competitive application process. EFA Studios facilitates interaction with dealers, curators, and critics to provide continued development for member-artists. Unique among studio programs in New York City, EFA Studios is one of the few remaining arts organizations still providing long-term workspace in Manhattan.  



"Last Year at Marienbad redux" 

Curated by James Voorhies and produced by Bureau for Open Culture 

Last Year at Marienbad redux is an exhibition, public program and publication that explores the way fact and fiction merge to form accepted knowledge about people, places, events and politics. Drawing on the use of elliptical conversations in the 1961 film Last Year at Marienbad by Alain Resnais as a point of departure, the exhibition features works of art that utilize various cinematic conventions, such as editing, character development, narrative, mise-en-sc´┐Żne and montage, to reveal how our understanding of reality is often mediated by those very cinematic techniques. 




Blackburn 20|20 is an exhibition space operated by the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (RBPMW.) RBPMW 2013 Annual Member Show is an exhibition featuring the work of current RBPMW members showcasing a variety of fine art printmaking techniques: lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, artist books and digital prints.



Open Studios 2013 is in conjunction with The Fashion District Arts Festival. Visit their website for more information. 


The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Through its three core programs, EFA Studios, EFA Project Space, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, EFA is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice. 


Open Studios 2013 is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Tito's Handmade Vodka, and many generous individuals.
EFA Studio Member Artists  

Samira Abbassy

Clytie Alexander

Ebitenyefa Baralaye

Richard Barnes

Keren Benbenisty

Wafaa Bilal

Rhona Bitner

Jessie Brugger 

Martha Burgess

Patty Cateura

Noa Charuvi

Heejung Cho

Cecile Chong

David Collins

Vicky Colombet

Michael Eade

Stella Ebner

Sally Egbert 

Cui Fei

Angela Fraleigh

Beth Ganz

Del Geist

Lauren Gohara

Jason Sho Green

Mahmoud Hamadani

Richard Hart

David Greg Harth

Emily Hass

Pablo Helguera

Amy Hill

Marietta Hoferer

Catherine Howe

Eunjung Hwang

Hong Seon Jang

Edgar Jerins

Richard Jochum

Tamiko Kawata

Jane Kent

Jena H. Kim

Noah Klersfeld

Greg Kwiatek

Sarah Leahy

Patricia Leighton

JC Lenochan 

Dominic Mangila

Katinka Mann

Ryan Sarah Murphy 

Toyin Odutola

Morgan O'Hara

Dane Patterson

Gary Petersen

Thomas Pihl

Armita Raafat

Max Razdow

Javier Romero 

Aristides Ruiz

Hilda Shen

Gabriel J. Shuldiner

Susan Siegel 

Karina Skvirsky

Howard Smith

Jenny Snider

Xin Song

Dannielle Tegeder

Scott Teplin

Yuken Teruya

Austin Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas

Liselot van der Heijden

Carlos Vega

Marjorie Welish

Rachel Perry Welty

Bryan Whitney

Saya Woolfalk

Shai Zurim



Click here for more information on participating artists.

EFA Studios
323 West 39th St, 3rd Floor
NY, NY 10018
btw. 8th and 9th Ave.

Hours:  Tues-Fri., 10-6pm 


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Other EFA Programs:

EFA Project Space

Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

EFA Studios

A Program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

323 W 39th Street, 3rd Floor

212-563-5855 x221

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