Overnight Projects is an artist-run curatorial concept steered by artists and creative practitioners whose work shows critical observation and purpose. We consider projects with artists a partnership of shared labor, curiosity, experimentation, and a commitment to connection and conversation.
We organize experiential installations and idea-driven artworks and events in revolving locations, including transitional spaces and traditional gallery settings. Notable past sites include an 1800s orphanage, a defunct coal-plant, a 1950s lakeside motel, and a cornfield on the cusp of reverting back to a wetland.
Art is one of few remaining platforms where critical engagement can take place and (hopefully) shift perception and action in meaningful ways. The unique and inventive expression of ideas through art offers a chance and hope for a more inclusive, compassionate, and intelligent world. This is what we work for.
Abbey Meaker and Sarah O Donnell founded Overnight Projects in September 2015. At the core of its founding was and remains a dedication to presenting contemporary art and supporting artists and ideas that challenge definition, convention, and create a platform for critical conversation. Sarah O Donnell is now the Executive Director of AIA Vermont, A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Abbey Meaker continues to work as our Director and Exhibition Organizer; Meara McGinniss became involved as co-organizer in 2017; with the help of Rachel Jones, Sadie Williams, and a group of dedicated community members, have made considerable efforts to build Overnight Projects into what it is today.
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