We welcome the public to engage with artists through various programs including open studios, community initiatives, workshops, art classes, and more.
Complementing our exhibition program, the Visiting Artist series promotes creativity, introduces new art forms, provides perspective on larger community issues, encourages freedom of thought, and connects with the broadest possible audience.
The program features 6 – 8 contemporary artists annually, whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Invitations are extended to emerging and nationally recognized artists whose work aligns with the Museum’s Collection Profile; whose work is in the Collection; or who have been identified as a finalist or winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. A partnership with the College of Charleston School of the Arts also establishes a long-term residency for a teaching artist employed by the College during the school year.
Artists who currently reside in South Carolina can apply for a 4 – 6 week Visiting Artist session with a proposal to connect the Gibbes Museum Collection or Special Exhibitions with their work. Applications for Spring and Summer 2018 may be submitted October 13 – November 30, 2017.
Download Requirements, Rules and Eligibility, and FAQs. Entries must be submitted via SlideRoom.
Mary Jackson is an internationally-recognized master of sweetgrass basketry.READ MORE
Mary May is a European-trained wood and stone carver, specializing in antique furniture details, classical architecture, and fine decorations.READ MORE
Francisca Palazuelos uses traditional woodcut techniques to translate memories of past experiences.READ MORE
Tom Stanley's work relies upon personal memory, an interest in contemporary folk art imagery, and hands-on experiences as points of artistic departure.READ MORE
Stacey Kirby is a performance and installation artist based in Durham, NC, and was an 1858 Prize finalist in 2016.READ MORE
Yvette Dede is a New Orleans-born multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on drawing and sculpture.READ MORE
Becca Barnet's work is driven by a fascination with natural history and preservation.READ MORE
Informed by social consciousness, Charles Williams paints landscapes & figurative works based on his own experience, an interest in human emotion & the natural worldREAD MORE
Environmental artist Patrick Dougherty has created over 200 majestic, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than locally gathered saplings.READ MORE
Amy Jones Abbe will be working onsite at the Gibbes on several marble sculptures in the Museum's permanent collection.READ MORE
One of Schomberg's most iconic works is the famed statue of "Rocky" that stands on the grounds of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.READ MORE
Stacy Lynn Waddell's mixed-media work mines the complicated and ambiguous terrains of American history and culture.READ MORE
Join local artist and Gibbes studio teacher Stephen Herchak for a tour of the Gibbes Museum of Art. This tour is free for members and with Museum admission for non-members. This winter, Stephen is tea...READ MORE
Join collector Barbara L. Gordon to preview the exhibition, followed by a cocktail reception.READ MORE
Join us for a special Member Preview of A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. Free for all members.READ MORE
Students from five different Charleston County schools participated in Art to Go this year and will exhibit their work at the Gibbes. Students were inspired by objects, techniques, and ideas in...READ MORE