Artist in Residence Program

Current Resident Artist: Luanne Redeye

The Artist Residency Program allows BCAC to transform the landscape of possibilities for emerging artists by providing funding, space, tools, and time to create. During a residency, artists have unlimited access to their own private studio at BCAC and use of the Digital Art Lab. Each artist will have their own First Friday exhibition including promotion and marketing. Artists may also have the opportunity to sell and show their work through Artisan Gallery. In exchange, our Resident Artists provide services such as running workshops, giving lectures, or offering studio tours.

This position is awarded individually as a competitive four-week long scholarship, rotating out monthly from August through November and January through May. Awardees are selected on merit and need, helping to support a diverse array of artists across socio-economic backgrounds, culture, age, education, and geography.

Born in Jamestown, NY, Luanne Redeye grew up on the Allegany Indian Reservation in Western New York. It is from here where she draws inspiration incorporating community, family, and culture into her artwork, which gives her pieces a strong personal and emotional component. Whether her art touches on the native experience, identity, or resiliency, Luanne’s work is always created through a native lens sharing her experiences, knowledge, and perspective of navigating a modern world as a native woman.

An enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and Hawk Clan, Luanne received her MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of New Mexico.

PURSUIT Classes by Resident Artist:

Open Figure Drawing

FEBRUARY 14 – MARCH 7 | Tuesdays from 5 PM – 8 PM
4 sessions | $10 per session fee plus modelling fee
Space limited to 10 participants
Presenter: Luanne Redeye

This class will be using a live model and taught in the Artist Studio.

Photo Transfer Techniques

MARCH 25-26 from 9 AM – 4 PM
2 classes | $45 fee
Presenter: Luanne Redeye

This class will explore the possibilities of photo transfers using a variety of materials like acrylic gel medium, CitraSolv, laser printed images, magazines, and acrylic paint. Openness to experimentation is encouraged as the class embraces the unexpected nature of the techniques and materials. Finished works made in the class can be used for collage, drawing, painting, encaustic, textile, etc.

Materials will be provided. Students should bring their own laser printed (photocopy) images in black and white or color if they have personal photographs they would like to use. Text and photos should be reversed before printing so the transfer will be the correct orientation when finished.

Collage Workshop

APRIL 1-2 from 9 AM – 4 PM
2 classes | $45 fee
Presenter: Luanne Redeye

Have fun creating compositions using photographs, interesting papers, painted or drawn papers, construction paper, magazines, fabric, thread, etc. Bring old artworks to recycle and turn into new imagery. Various techniques in collages will be covered and students will complete the workshop with a finished piece.

Materials will be provided. Please bring scissors, personal materials you would like to collage, and ideas to explore.

Exhibition by Resident Artist:


On View: 02/03/23  – 02/25/23
Opening First Friday, February 3rd, from 6-9 PM

Home in Each Other is a new series of work by Luanne Redeye. This exhibition will showcase the beginning of an exploration into the relationships we hold with each other, telling the stories of family by weaving together personal narratives, home, identity, and culture. Family and home appear different for everyone and this exhibition will explore both themes to gain a deeper understanding of the relationships to community while speaking to the complexities of the people’s lives. The exhibition will also feature recent work by Luanne Redeye that relates to the idea of building community around you, portraying others the artist has connected with.