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The artist-in-residence program has a two-pronged purpose: to support emerging and established local artists through the commissioning of new work, and to celebrate and contribute to the intrinsic value of the arts as a vital fabric of the city. Being devoted to the flourishing of all New York City, the Center for Faith & Work is proud to offer selected resident artists the opportunity, resources, financing, and support to create works of art that contribute to the excellency of New York’s rich and creative culture.

Fall 2017 Artist-in-Residence

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Liz Beard

Liz Beard is best known for her work done from life and draws inspiration from the poetry of human experience.  Large scale figure narrative paintings as well as simple but sensitive still-lives invite the viewer into parables, quiet moments, and often encourage vulnerability and reflection.  Liz exhibits with Williams Fine Art Dealers, Principal Gallery, Eleventh Street Arts, and Still Point gallery.  Her education includes a BFA from Miami University of Ohio, a classical training at Ingbretson Studio, Academy of Realist Art Boston, and Grand Central Atelier.  Her education included working exclusively from life and this practice remains at the center of her art making process.  Awards and Honors include three years Fellow at the Hudson River School Fellowship where Liz practices landscape; Copyist at the National Gallery and Metropolitan Museum of Art; Curator and Artist for CS Lewis Institute Art Collection in Youngstown, OH; Awarded the CFW Artist-in-Residency.  Liz teaches workshops at Grand Central Atelier in NY, Manchester Studio in VA, and at Marvelwood Boarding School.  She was born in Youngstown, Ohio and currently lives in Astoria, New York.