The Studios Inc is pleased to announce that our selection committee has awarded the 2013-2015 artist residencies to Robert Josiah Bingaman, Jill Downen, and Jarrett Mellenbruch. The Studios Inc provides a three-year residency to competitively selected mid-career artists intent on moving to the next level of success. Expansive private studio space provides room to expand the scale of works. A patron underwrites each artist’s studio, building mutually meaningful relationships between local artists and new and seasoned collectors. The Studios’ programs support the symbiotic relationship between artists and collectors essential for a thriving visual art community. The Studios nurtures symbiosis at a micro level with focus on a select group of artists and the patrons who support them. Combined, The Studios Inc is a vital part of the visual art community’s unprecedented growth.The Studios Inc would also like to acknowledge and wish the best to the three artists whose time as residents in the program has concluded: Julie Farstad, Peter Warren, and Davin Watne. We wish them continued success in the art world and thank them for their time as resident artists at The Studios Inc.With eight years behind us, our goal of promoting and providing the tools and resources to the most promising mid-career artists in our area has been extremely successful. Our three-year studio program continues to have a major impact within our local community and on a national and international level, promoting Kansas City as a leader in the visual arts. A selection panel consisting of a variety of individuals from the Kansas City area is assembled and convenes and it is this selection panel that determined which applicants were awarded the three studio spaces in 2013. This year’s selection panel consisted of Elizabeth Amirahmadi, Kanon Cozad, Emily Eddins, Elisabeth Kirsch, Mike Lyon, Eric Negrete, and Davin Watne.These residencies were open to all mid-career visual artists. The Studios Inc does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, economic or social standing, political or religious beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, or artistic expression.