Each Summer, Gallery 263 offers our 700-square foot space to four artists who transform the gallery into their workspace for seven weeks.  We strive to give the local Boston and Cambridge community a stake in the process, not just the product, of art making. From mural painting to textile arts, mold making to photography, installation to community projects — our Artist Residencies have drawn passionate artists of all media to share the space at 263 Pearl Street.

The seven week residency period includes two publicly held critiques throughout the time the artists are here, allowing them to gain new insight on their works in progress. It ends with a week long exhibition with an opening reception, showcasing their efforts to the community.


Residency Dates: July 8 – August 17
Exhibition: August 21 – August 24
Reception: Friday, August 23, 7-9PM
Public Critiques: Thursday, July 25, 7-9PM; Tuesday, August 13, 7-9PM

Gallery Hours: The gallery will remain closed during the residency period with the exception of yoga and special events



Jamison Cloud is a Boston based interdisciplinary artist. He has exhibited his work throughout the Greater Boston Area at the Chazan Family Gallery, Carroll & Sons, Suffolk University Gallery and the 808 Gallery. He recently participated in an exchange portfolio with other Boston based printmakers, as well as with BIG INK in Lynchburg Virginia.

Learn more about Jamison’s work in a Putnam and Pearl interview.


Jack Milligan is an educator, advocate, and artist based out of Jamaica Plain. His current work explores how the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) communities can be viewed or treated. Through various disciplines, he shines a light on the ill-informed and harmful question many TGNC folks are asked, “What’s between your legs?” 

Milligan received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Green Mountain College in Vermont. He loves to crab, watch the Price Is Right, and walk his dog in the Forest Hills Cemetery. 

Learn more about Jack’s work in a Putnam and Pearl interview.


Emily Manning-Mingle was born in Manhattan and moved to Boston in 2005 and graduated from Boston University’s School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Painting and an MFA in Studio Teaching. Emily has taught art to preK-high school students in public schools, after-school programs and BU’s Visual Arts Summer Institute for the past ten years.

Emily’s work has been exhibited in Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and Italy. Her work is part of a site-specific installation at Boston University and has received several awards, including a Constantin Alajalov Scholarship, the Foundation for an Open America Painting Award, and a President’s Scholarship from Anderson Ranch.

Learn more about Emily’s work in a Putnam and Pearl interview.


Jeffrey Nowlin is an artist, a maker and researcher. He received his BFA in Sculpture from Boston University in 2010, which included painting, printmaking, ceramics and collage.

He recently earned his MFA at Massachusetts College of Fine Art and Design. He currently resides in Boston, where he actively exhibits work. He has volunteered in the local arts community, serving as a steering member for the Cambridge Artists Alliance and volunteer at Olmsted Green in Boston.

Learn more about Jeffrey’s work in a Putnam and Pearl interview.

(images below by Rebecca Morrison)