Abigail Taubman‎

Abigail Taubman‎

Community update with Abigail Taubman‎

Abigail first attended Art on the Farm in 2010 and returned for two more summers before graduating from high school and heading off to Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She returned as an intern for the summer of 2014 and again last year for How to Flatten a Mountain, our new residency in collaboration with PhotoIreland. We have had the privilege of watching Abigail grow as an artist and a person over the past seven years. Her return visits and our continuing friendship epitomise what we have tried to build here at Cow House Studios, a community of individuals who share our passion for the arts, our beautiful Irish countryside and the close relationships that emerge from time shared on the farm.

A Morning Light

2013 residency artist Ian Clark’s recent film A Morning Light will be screened at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 2nd. The film was premiered at the Torino Film Festival in 2015 and will see further screenings a the Micro-Wave Cinema Series later this year. Ian spent much of his time while at Cow House […]

January Camp Fairs

Cow House Co Directors Frank Abruzzese and Rosie O’Gorman, along with their son Michael, will be traveling in the United States for the next two months. They have been catching up with friends, family, former students and artists over the holidays, and are sure to see many more as they travel more extensively. There are […]

December Camp Fairs

Cow House Co Director Frank Abruzzese will be making his annual trip to the United States just before Thanksgiving, and is looking forward to catching up with family, old friends and the many students and artists who are now part of the growing Cow House community. He will be attending several events this December to […]

Sophie Browner

Community update with Sophie Browner

Sophie was one of our first students for Art on the Farm during the summer of 2008. She was the youngest of the group, and will be graduating from college this year so it’s a sort of milestone for us. Even at that early stage Sophie was incorporating text into her art so it seems fitting that she has turned to writing in her studies at Bard College. Sophie has graciously taken time out of her busy senior year to answer a few of our questions. Read our conversation here..

Marc Horowitz

Community update with Marc Horowitz

Marc participated in our 2012 Artist Residency. He is an artist, entertainer and educator living in Los Angeles. Marc graduated from the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts with a Master of Fine Arts in May 2012. He has lectured at Yale, Berkeley, CalArts, Portland State, among many other universities and establishments. In November 2012, Marc did a TEDx talk in Lake Como, Italy. Recently Marc’s film “Moving” was an official selection of the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival, and he currently teaches at USC in the new media department.
You can read our conversation here…

Camp Fairs for Summer 2014

Here at the Cow House we’re busily preparing for our travels to schools across the United States and Europe, and we can’t help but get excited for another great summer. Below is a partial list of fairs we will be attending this winter, the first of which happen in just a few short weeks in […]

Photo Update

This past week started with some life drawing with a nude model, and everyone continued to work diligently in the studio preparing for our first critique. It was wonderful to see the amount of quality work produced, and after all the hard work we were ready to head to the west of Ireland for three […]

2013 Residency Artists Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2013 residency artists. Corinne Schulze (USA), Eleanor Duffin (Ireland), Ian Clark (USA) and Seulki Ki (Republic of Korea) will take up residence at the Cow House from September 22 until November 30, 2013. During the autumn of 2014 all four artists will exhibit new work at Wexford Arts Centre. […]

2012 Summer Fair Dates

As we prepare for our annual trips to schools across the United States we can’t help but get excited for another fun summer. Below is a list of fairs we will be attending this winter, the first of which happen this week in New York. These events are a wonderful opportunity to learn more about […]

Session 3 Photo Update

This past week started with some life drawing and everyone working hard in the studio preparing for our first critique. It was wonderful to see the amount of quality work everyone produced. Nights were filled with artist talks by Nora, Devra, Sarah and Rachel, and we still found time to watch a couple movies. Our […]

Renovation Photographs

Over the next few weeks, we will be adding a new mezzanine to the Cow House. This addition will add permanent, self-contained studio space for both our residency artists and students. Beginning the work of putting up the new structure has sparked some memories of when we first began renovations six years ago. We have […]

Meet Trigger

We would like to announce the arrival of Trigger, the newest addition to our Cow House family. Trigger is a stunning 5 year old retired racehorse, and after his time in competitive racing has made his way down to the farm to spend his time grazing our fields. He’s very friendly, and has settled in […]

National Archive O’Gorman Family Portrait

The O’Gorman family portrait above was taken by photographer A.H. Poole in Waterford circa 1930. This glass plate photograph is part of the archive at the National Library of Ireland. From top left are Rosie’s great aunts Brigid and Eilish, Rosie’s grandfather Eugene, and great aunts Stella and Shiela. Bottom left is Rosie’s great grandmother […]

Mr. & Mrs. Lennon

Mr. Jimmy Lennon and his wife, Madge, came to visit us just after we completed renovations. Mr. Lennon lives less than a mile away on Ballybawn Lane, and his uncle, mason Mick Lennon, built the Cow House in 1915. An impressive feat, constructing the 20 inch thick stone walls in 6 months.

Old Aerial Photograph

   We found this old aerial photograph of the farm while cleaning out one of the barns the other day. Mary, Rosie’s mother says it’s from the early 70’s. The Cow House is the large building on the bottom left.