EFA Open Studios

Open Studios is a free public event that occurs over three days welcoming visitors to our studios, exhibitions, and printshop.


Thursday, October 17, 6–10 PM (opening night)
Friday, October 18, 6–9 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2–6 PM

EFA Center
323 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018

EFA OPEN STUDIOS is an annual event of the EFA Studio Program that invites the public to come explore and interact with our member artists in the intimate setting of their studios. It is an opportunity to see the most recent works by artists at the site of their origin and to gain meaningful insight into their process of creation. The EFA Studio Program is a vibrant and diverse community of over 75 artists working in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities. All are professional artists with an established studio practice and recognized career. Rarely can curators, collectors, dealers, artists, and art lovers see so many internationally recognized artists working under one roof in Midtown Manhattan.

Samira Abbassy | Clytie Alexander | Fanny Allie   | Noel W. Anderson  | Shimon Attie   | Keren Benbenisty | Wafaa Bilal | Rhona Bitner
Martha Burgess | Mattia Casalegno | Jordan Casteel | Patty Cateura | Cecile Chong | Elizabeth Colomba | Vicky Colombet | Sarah Dineen
Michael Eade | Sally Egbert | Jonathan Ehrenberg | Cui Fei | Del Geist | Alex Gingrow | Mahmoud Hamadani | Valerie Hegarty | Pablo Helguera | Amy Hill | Adam Hurwitz | Akira Ikezoe | Edgar Jerins | Richard Jochum | Sophie Kahn | Tamiko Kawata | Arghavan Khosravi
Justin Kim  | Yongjae Kim | Greg Kwiatek | Doron Langberg  | Sarah Leahy | Patricia Leighton  | Dana Levy | Patte Loper | Katinka Mann
Jeanette May | Park McArthur  | Cheryl Molnar  | Amy Myers  | Morgan O’Hara | Thomas Pihl | Shahpour Pouyan | Simonette Quamina
Armita Raafat  | Maria D. Rapicavoli | Javier Romero | Heather Rubenstein | Alex Schweder | Karina Skvirsky | Howard Smith | Suzanne Song
Xin Song | Steed Taylor | Dannielle Tegeder | Scott Teplin | Liselot van der Heijden | Carlos Vega | Marjorie Welish | Saya Woolfalk


EFA Project Space (2nd Floor)
Exhibition: Soft and Wet
Curated by Sadia Shirazi

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 5 pm
Lecture Performance by Crystal Z Campbell, followed by a conversation with Sadia Shirazi, Caroline Key and guest speaker.

Blackburn 20|20 Gallery (5th Floor):
Annual Member’s Show

EFA's Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (2nd Floor): 
The workshop will be offering tours and demonstrations

Accessibility Note: EFA Center is located at 323 W. 39th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, in Manhattan. The building is wheelchair accessible, with two accessible elevators in the lobby. Guests are asked to sign in in the lobby, but no ID is required for entry. Nearest accessible subway station is 42nd Street/Port Authority, 1 block north on 8th Avenue.

OS19 Image: Arghavan Khosravi, Imminent, 2018. Design By Deric Carner.

SPONSORS: Garment District Alliance, Tito's Handmade Vodka & Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

The Garment District
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Sierra Nevada

Photo galleries from previous Open Studio events: