Outpost Artists Resources is a non-profit arts organization located in Ridgewood, Queens. We have been serving the arts community since 1990 providing access to video, sound services and new media assistance at well below market rates. In 2003, we began the Cuts and Burns Residency Program, which provides artists with free access to our facility including personal assistance by our staff of video editors, audio engineers, and computer programmers

  • Cuts and Burns Residency
    ENDE TYMES festival

    Outpost Artists Resources supports new creative work through its residencies, and events – its mission is to serve artists in need of technical assistance with video, audio, and physical computing based art projects and to foster a dialogue between visual art and experimental music. Outpost hosts gallery exhibitions, artists talks, screenings and events that pair visual art, video, experimental music, and performance in an effort to bring adventurous audiences challenging interdisciplinary projects.

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    WOrK #45 Mij Yelned + Martin Escalante + God Is My Co-Pilot, March 1, 8-11pm
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    FOH: Lea Bertucci/ Okkyung Lee/ David First's Western Enisphere, March 15, 7:30-10pm
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  • Get in Touch

    Outpost is Located at

    1665 Norman St.
    Ridgewood NY 11385

    Contact details

    Tel: 718. 599.2385
    fax: 718.679.9687
    E-mail: outpostedit@gmail.com

Staff and Board

We are proud of the fact that we have an all female Board of Directors:

Enat Sidi, former manager of the Outpost, is now a feature documentary editor. Her notable credits include Boys of Baraka, Billy the Kid, and Jesus Camp, which was nominated for an Oscar.

Jesse Allen┬áis a performance artist turned lawyer. She is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts and her performance work has been shown at the Franklin Furnace, the Brooklyn Museum, and Home Theater. In 2001, she became an Associate Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, where she litigated voting rights cases, including Johnson v. Bush, a class action challenging Florida’s permanent disenfranchisement of all those convicted of felonies.

Gail Vachon, is a graduate of Bard College and the Whitney Studio Program. She is the creator of over a dozen short films, which have been exhibited nationally and internationally and was a founding member of Y-Pants, the seminal 80s No Nave band. She is currently, also, a partner in Collido Media, designing and producing motion graphics for a wide range of clients.

Ruth Kahn, attended Reed College,the Gerritietveld Akademie, and is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. Her drawings, objects and video work have been exhibited nationally and internationally through the Kitchen where she also curated two shows. She has exhibited at The Kitchen, the Drawing Center, the Clocktower, Threadwaxing Space, the Krannert Museum at the University of Illinois and the Brooklyn Museum. As noted above, she is the director and founder of Outpost Artists Resources and is an active artist who currently makes drawings, objects, and video.

Board of Directors

Ruth Kahn
Gail Vachon
Enat Sidi
Jesse Allen

The board meets twice a year.


Ruth Kahn

Mia Wendel-DiLallo

David Weinstein


Dan Vatsky

Matthew Hysell

Mark Lechner

Artistic Advisory Board

William Basinski
Michael Smith

Lia Gangitano
Eric Heist
Oliver Herring
Joanna Malinowska
Alix Pearlstein
Janet Biggs