Powerhaus Studio announces its PAIR artist-in-residence program for artists and designers

What do Westword MasterMinds do once they've been so designated? Sometimes, maybe even often, they find ways to spread it around and pay it forward, by offering opportunities to young artists and designers just coming up. And that's exactly what the three dedicated MasterMinds who comprise Powerhaüs -- fashion designer Mona Lucero and artists Lauri Lynnxe Murphy and Jimmy Sellars -- decided to do when they joined together in the shared studio venture.

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Yesterday, the power trio officially announced the PAIR (Powerhaüs Artist-in-Residence) Program, a rent-free, three-month studio residency (in 2013, from April 30 through July 30) that comes with a hefty side of perks. One fine artist and one fashion designer will be selected; along with use of a studio space, they'll get a shot of Powerhaüs-style mentoring, as well as the option of writing about their ongoing residency on this blog.

To choose the first lucky recipients, the Powerhaüs trio is handing the reins to two high-profile jurors: Denver designer and Project Runway star Mondo Guerra and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art executive director David Dadone. A little glitz never hurts!

Does PAIR sound like a fit for you? Visit Powerhaüs online to get all the details and apply; the early registration fee is $25 to $50 (for five or ten image submissions) through March 12 and $35 to $75 afterward, through the deadline of April 9. Results will be announced on April 18.

And in the meantime, if you'd like to get a feel for the Powerhaüs Studio space before jumping in, this coming First Friday is the perfect opportunity: Lucero, Murphy and Sellars are hosting a March 1 open house and photography show in conjunction with Month of Photography from 6 to 10 p.m.; works will include traditional photos, wearable photos and, from MoP honcho Mark Sink, outdoor projections of Found on Facebook images. See the Facebook event page for details.

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