2018 Artists-In-Residence: Spring Session


Simone Bailey

Simone Bailey works with video, performance, sculpture, and photography to explore themes related to violence, agency, and the impulse to grasp the intangible. Her work has been exhibited at The Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco, CA), Krowswork (Oakland, CA), Galeria Luis Adelantado (Valencia, Spain), Amory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, CA), the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY), and CDA Projects (Istanbul), among other venues. She lives and works in San Francisco.


Aviva Jaye

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Aviva Jaye is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer who is dedicated to empathy and diversity through music. Aviva’s experience as a performer includes aplethora of forms from theatre and dance productions to studio albums and live concerts. She has worked with young Grammy-nominated artists including Emily King and Matthew Santos and performed with artists covering nearly every genre from folk to hip hop. She wields her voice, guitar, piano, ukulele, and harp to share raw, haunting, transparent lyrics and has toured throughout the United States and Europe as a solo, duo, and full band act.


Siobhan O’Loughlin

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Siobhan O’Loughlin is a Brooklyn-based writer, performance artist, and activist who tours her work internationally. She is the recipient of The New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and a grant recipient of the Network of Ensemble Theatres. Siobhan has taught artist, activist, and theatre-making workshops from coast to coast, as well as abroad in Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom, and in Syrian Refugee camps all over Greece. Her site specific, immersive piece, Broken Bone Bathtub, has made splashes across the United States, Japan, Australia, England and Ireland. She is a commercial and narration voiceover talent, a Moth Story Slam Champion, and has been named a top ten Indie Theatre Artist in Baltimore, St. Louis, and Seattle.


Eva Schmidt

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Eva Schmidt is an artist working within the culinary, visual, and performing art fields. Her work across these forms investigates themes of lifespan, vision and alchemy. In 2015/16, Eva trained with Bhagavat Life in NYC under the tutelage of Chef Divya Alter. There, she began her exploration of the theory, nutritional and practical application of Shakha Vansiya Ayurveda. Eva has been chef for The Watermill Center, NY, Mt. Tremper Arts, NY and CAMAC Centre d’art, Marnay, France, where she was also a resident artist. Schmidt received her BA from Bennington College, and is based in Brooklyn.


Katherine Taylor


Katherine Taylor is the author of the novels Valley Fever (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2015) and Rules for Saying Goodbye (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2007). Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York TimesThe Los Angeles Times,Elle, Town & Country, ZYZZYVAThe Southwest Review, and Ploughshares, among other publications. She has won a Pushcart Prize and the McGinnis Ritchie Award for Fiction, and has been a fellow at The Lighthouse Works, the American Swiss Foundation, and Columbia University. She lives in Los Angeles.


Selection Committee

Andrea Grover Executive Director of Guild Hall
Josh Gladstone Artistic Director of The John Drew Theater
Christina Strassfield Museum Director/Chief Curator of Guild Hall Museum
Phillip Schultz Literary Artist
Eric Fischl Visual Artist/President of Guild Hall Academy of the Arts


Program Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Lucy and Steven Cookson
Lead Sponsors:  National Endowment for the Arts, Christina and Alan MacDonald, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Ralph and Ricky Lauren Family Foundation, Katharine Raynor, The Rimrock Foundation, Clifford Ross, Thomas Roush, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Anita and Michael Thomas, Neda Young, and a Local Resident and Friend of Guild Hall.
Co-Sponsors: Bobbie Braun, Eric Fischl, Judith Hope, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Min-Myn and Valentine Schaffner, The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation
Additional Support: Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Florence and Richard Fabricant, and Nina Gillman
In-Kind Gifts: 1170 House, Amagansett Wine and Spirits, Babette’s, Ben Krupinski, Forever Bungalows, John Papas, Montauk Brewing Company, Rowdy Hall, the East Hampton Library, and the YMCA.