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Archives: 2015
West Side Spirit
7/27/2020
Chashama at 25: a talk with founder Anita Durst about creating platforms for artists
Art as the lifeblood of NYC’s culture: a talk with founder Anita Durst about creating platforms for artists in empty commercial spaces. As an organization, Chashama is simply a platform for artists, performers, and innovators to display their creative output through performances in rented property spaces. But as an institution, Chashama represents the “New York dream,” the artist’s passion to take their ideas and their work to the big city stage and have the opportunity to showcase, communicate, and inspire. More
The Village Sun
7/8/2020
Darrell Thorne takes ‘window dressing’ to new heights
Chashama and the National Endowments for the Arts have partnered to present a unique exhibition, “Under Glass and in Color,” featuring the work of Darrell Thorne, the Out100 designer and performance artist known for his work with Madonna, Jennifer Hudson, Blondie and more. More
The Fordham Ram
4/3/2020
Chashama Art Space Welcomes 25th Year
“(Chashama) awards $9 million worth of real estate to artists, subsidizes 200 artist workspaces, provides over 200 free art classes and gives 170 artists free space to present,” read the website. Chashama partners with owners of unused space and then turns that real estate into “activated” space, as Durst calls it. More
Hyperallergic
4/6/2020
Breathing Creative Life into Santa Fe’s Empty Buildings
The nonprofit organization Vital Spaces is expanding into the Midtown Campus, where they will have studio and exhibition space while the city evaluates potential long-term developers for the project.  Chashama, is a similar New York City organization founded by Anita Durst. Durst “has been instrumental” in helping Vital Spaces with the nuts and bolts of the operation and getting it off the ground. More
The New York Times
4/6/2020
Helping Artists Find Studio Space
Chashama, a nonprofit that has partnered with property owners to turn unused spaces into art studios and presentation sites since the 1990s, has about 120 visual art studios that are rented at affordable rates via an application process. More
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
4/6/2020
Red Hook Art Show Features 100 Artists in Pre-War Warehouse Ravaged by Sandy
The seasonal pop-up is the brainchild of two of the city’s largest artist-run organizations — the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition and ChaShaMa — and promises to be an “epic” showcase of “Brooklyn art now” in a building brimming with history. More
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
10/22/2019
Visit dozens of artist studios this weekend at the Brooklyn Army Terminal
For this weekend only, residents will have the unique opportunity of exploring the Brooklyn Army Terminal, visiting the complex’s art center and viewing the work of 96 different artists at Chashama’s Open Studios. More
Cheddar.com
9/28/2017
The Company Has Property Owners Donating Space for Art
Non-profit Chashama works with property owners to create affordable studio space for artists in the expensive New York market. Founder Anita Durst explains what property owners get out of the deal. More
12/15/2015 Blouinartinfo.com
18 Artists to Watch: Part II (features Sun Mi You)
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11/7/2015 Morningsider
chashama Bids Farewell For Now
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11/2/2015 NBCNews.com
For Photographer Kevin Truong, Telling Stories of Gay Life is Global
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10/14/2015 Soliflores Notes
Aroma-Gym Pop Up
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9/30/2015 Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator
Chashama’s Open Studios another success at Brooklyn Army Terminal
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9/29/2015 Artnews
Trans-Everything: Njideka Akunyili Crosby Mounts Two Shows in Los Angeles
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9/24/2015 Palm Beach Post
New art installed along Ocean Avenue
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9/21/2015 Terremoto
Saul Robbins in conversation with Cameron Shaw
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9/15/2015 The Boston Globe
Metaphysical maps, metaphorical obstacles, abstract vistas
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8/16/2015 The Village Voice
Ever Blanco Valverde: The Innocents
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7/26/2015 NYTimes
NYTimes July 26, 2015, Sunday Routine: Natalie C. Wood (download mobile version)
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7/26/2015 NYTimes
NYTimes July 26, 2015, Sunday Routine: Natalie C. Wood (download print version)
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6/9/2015 The Real Deal
What you missed at chashama’s 20th anniversary gala
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3/25/2015 Real Estate Weekly
REBNY showing its art with chashama partnership
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3/1/2015 Metro International
Artists invoke Dante de Blasio to keep police, race conversation alive
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1/20/2015 Silence is Accurate
Interview with chashama Studio Artist Seunghwui Koo
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1/10/2015 Painting Is Dead
PAINTING IS DEAD: Endless Care @ Small Editions
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1/8/2015 New York Times
A Kaleidoscope of Meaning on a Single Surface: Devin Powers’s Paintings at Lesley Heller Workspace
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