The Ligthouse Works is pleased to welcome it's 2015 Summer Fellowship class. Fiction writer Cara Blue Adams, and visual artists Rose Marcus and Jennifer Sulivan will be in residence on Fishers Island from July 7th until August 16th.


Cara Blue Adams’s fiction has appeared in Narrative, The Missouri Review, The Sun, Mississippi Review, EPOCH, and The Kenyon Review. Her stories have been awarded The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize and The Missouri Review William Peden Prize, and she was named one of Narrative’s ‘15 Below 30.’ She is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her criticism and personal essays appear in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, and The Little Magazine in America: A Contemporary Guide. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and a BA from Smith College.

Cara is presently completing a short story collection and a novel about love, immigration law and Somali refugees. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Seton Hall University.

Cara's Website


Rose Marcus was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1982, and received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute and is pursuing a M.A. in Art History from Hunter College, both in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Know More Games and Eli Ping Frances Perkins (New York), David Peterson Gallery (Minneapolis). In 2010 and 2011, she organized The Dependent Art Fair in New York. Rose Marcus' visual, curatorial, and performative work has been mentioned in The New Yorker, The Observer, Art in America, Artforum, Cura, and Mousse Magazine. She has written recent essays for the Theo Westenberger Foundation and Kunstmuseum Bonn, and her writing has also been featured in Dis Magazine. She lives in New York.

Rose's Website


Jennifer Sullivan (b. 1978) is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. Solo exhibitions include Big Girl Paintings, Emma Gray HQ at 5 Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA (2014), Adult Movie, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2011), and One-Week Walden, Freight + Volume, New York, NY (2010). Sullivan has also exhibited and performed in exhibitions at the David Lewis Gallery, Primetime, Essex Flowers, Pablo's Birthday, 247365, Klaus Von Nichtsaggend, and Arthouse. Awards include a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center, and residencies at Skowhegan, Ox-Bow, and Yaddo. Her work has been reviewed in the NY Times, Artforum.com, and Art Papers, and her videos are included in the Geisel Library collection at the University of California in San Diego. She will have solo exhibitions in 2015 at Arts + Leisure, New York, NY and Emma Gray HQ at 5 Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA.

Jennifer's Website


Information regarding the timing and location of the events will be posted as the event date nears. We hope you'll join us!

Welcome Reception
and Artist Talk

Saturday, July 11th, 6pm
@ A Public Space

Visiting Artist Talk
Becky Howland

Saturday, July 25th, 6pm
@ A Public Space

Open Studios and Reading
August 15th, 5 to 7pm
@ the Ferry Annex