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Archives: 2016
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
12/30/2016 DNAinfo
Gallery to Display Work of Artist Who Documented Dakota Pipeline Protests
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11/3/2016 Poughkeepsie Journal
Residency programs grow inspiration
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6/14/2016 The Knockturnal
On The Scene: 2016 chashama Gala
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6/11/2016 artnet news
Chashama Lights Up Times Square
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6/9/2016 Real Estate Weekly
Naked and Unafraid at the 2016 chashama gala
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6/9/2016 Luxury Listings NYC
NYC's real estate elite gets weird at annual chashama gala
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5/24/2016 DNA Info
6 Abandoned Landmarks Getting New Lives
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2/25/2016 Huffington Post: The Blog
Abby Hertz's Cannibal Lust Heats Up the Dada Centennial
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2/17/2016 inhabitant.com
Brooklyn artist wears discarded Christmas trees as clothing
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2/8/2016 Westchester Magazine
What To Do | 43rd Annual Art Show: Bedford
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2/5/2016 Residency Unlimited
Yana Dimitrova in Threaded Archetypes, group show at NARS Foundation
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2/5/2016 ARTEFUSE
Arboreal Anxieties at Chashama 266 by Mary Ivy Martin
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2/3/2016 TimeOutNY
Artist remakes discarded Christmas trees into wearable art
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2/2/2016 Observer.com
Afternoon Bulletin (includes mention of Mary I. Martin at 266)
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2/2/2016 DNAinfo.com
Artist Wears Discarded Christmas Trees on Streets of NYC
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1/28/2016 FRAMEWORK
Three To See: Art Openings In New York
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1/21/2016 CBSNews.com
Ocean trash becomes photographer’s artistic statement
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1/15/2016 South Brooklyn Network
Ars Nova
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1/15/2016 lohud | The Journal News
Admit One: Upcoming events in the Lower Hudson Valley | 43rd Annual Art Show: Bedford
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1/13/2016 The Brooklyn Paper
Sunset goes Nova: ‘New Art’ shows scene is blowing up
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1/5/2016 Hooping.org
Broadway Hustle Hooping in New York City
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1/4/2016 neesh.io
Jennifer Grimyser
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