A. King McCarty was chosen from a pool of applicants based upon criteria that included artistic excellence, a public engagement experience and a clear proposal of art activity to happen during the ArtHotel residency.  The public is invited into Springhill Suites LaGuardia (112-15 Northern Boulevard, Corona, New York 11368 USA) to experience the creative process on the following dates:

Monday, April 30th, 2018 4-7pm
Thursday May 3rd, 2018 3-5pm
Tuesday May 8th, 2018 3-6pm
Wednesday May 9th, 2018 3-6pm
Thursday May 10th,2018 3-6pm
Friday, May 11th. 2018 8am - 2pm (Breakfast shift)
Monday May 14th, 2018 12-5pm
Tuesday May 15th, 2018 4-7pm
Saturday May 19th, 2018 5-7pm (Art Show)


A. King McCarty is a multidisciplinary artist and writer living in Queens. As the creator of Splendid Astoria, AKM produces art based on all the details, both small and large, that make Queens such a magical place to call home. Recent exhibitions include the Plaxall Gallery, Queens, Artists Image Resource Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA and the Backlot Arts Festival, Queens. AKM lives near Astoria Park with a beloved husband and many, many plants, is a proud volunteer with the Astoria Park Alliance and a member of Long Island City Artists. 


The QCA ArtHotel residency is intended to give artists a safe place to focus on their work in the public realm, build different audiences, and be seen making work within the Queens community.  In turn this will give access to the public to a working artist’s process. This residency is also intended to build the value of local working artists in an attempt to revise the narrative of displacement due to gentrification and development borough-wide.