Tiny Roost


Tiny Roost is a new way to display and see art in our community, soon to be featured in various locations in our area, beginning at the Gardiner Library!


What is Tiny Roost?

Roost Studios has created a fresh way to show, see, experience and interact with art outside the traditional gallery or museum model.

We worked with Ryan Solomons, A 3-D fabrication design artist to make our vision a reality. The first Tiny Roost; Art on the Outside gallery will be installed at the entrance to the Gardiner Library at 133 Farmers Turnpike in February of 2022.


It is a 24"x 36" moveable clear art gallery box that sits on a 36" high steel and wood base. It is weatherproof, powered by solar energy, and has both permanent and changeable signage, lighting and audio capability. It will house rotating exhibitions by various artists focusing on a variety of relevant themes. We are so excited to bring art outside for everyone to enjoy!


Submissions deadline is February 25, 2022

Notification of acceptance by March 15

First exhibition to take place April 1- April 29

Roost Studios will award 4 artists a solo exhibition opportunity to create a month long

installation in the Tiny Roost Gallery "Art on the Outside".

Artists chosen will receive a grant award ranging from $100-$500 per artist 

What we are looking for

  • The challenge is to develop an innovative art project that meaningfully engages with issues of advocacy, justice, and community-building.

  • All art forms will be considered — visual/ conceptual art, photography, new media, video, audio, creative writing, or other forms.

  • Visual art must be central to the project, and be designed to fit within the format of the Tiny Roost dimensions.

  • The proposal must reflect an informed understanding of the particular art form(s) being used, as well as of the issues relevant to the communities being served.

  • In addition Artists must explore supporting activities surrounding the installation that may take the form of “social practice” that engages communities in an interactive exchange. For example, a performance, drama or dance, a poetry reading, and artist talk, a garden, a meal, a website, a story exchange, or an urban planning project, and more.


Application Materials

  • Artist general info

  • Artist bio

  • Resume/exhibition list/ publications

  • Description of project

  • Themes being addressed

  • Mediums used

  • Supporting activities

  • Images of past work

  • Photo or sketch of current proposal

The artists will be chosen by a diverse, qualified selection committee based on the strength of their proposals, statements, images or samples submitted through the Roost Studios application portal. The jurors will choose to highlight work in a variety of media that deals creatively with themes related to identity, gender, race, age, cultural and social issues.