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The Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art offers a RESIDENCY at Fieldstones to one Academy alum artist each year. We are pleased to share with you our recent Artists-In-Residence: 
Congratulations to our 2022 Fieldstones Artist-In-Residence
There is something particularly special when you get to enjoy nature uninterrupted. A multitude of shades of green that change with the light, clouds rolling above you, deer, chipmunks, woodpeckers hiding around and night skies sparkling with stars. For the time of the residency there is a new routine, you have a favourite spot for reading, you find different areas that light up throughout the day as the sun moves, you discover when the swimming hole is at its warmest. Much of my time at Fieldstones was spent basking in this slow rhythm and painting the beautiful surroundings. It allowed me to relax body and mind, but work extra hard on capturing landscapes in oil as the light changed. This residency is such a gift, spending time one on one with nature and work let's you soak it all up for later to last you long into the realities of big city life.
- Liza Sokolovskaya, MFA 2018; Fieldstones AIR 2022
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The residency at Fieldstones offered many things I, and most artists, sorely need: a shift in context, a solitary commune, earth, air, flora, and fauna. The chance to walk the fields and forest and to wade the stream are recuperative. Painting en plein air offers a peaceful solemnity; but the nights in the studio barn offered me even more. The solitary light on the canvas giving focus while the sounds of the natural world engulf your periphery - the wind through the trees, the deer rustling in the high grass, the rain on leaves, and a coyote’s howl.  My memory of Fieldstones is enchanted and I am very thankful for the experience.     - Zane York, MFA 2003; Fieldstones AIR 2018