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VISITING ARTISTS

The Gibbes strives to provide access to contemporary art through a vibrant Visiting Artist series.

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 Gibbes Museum of Art is accepting submissions to become a 2022 Visiting Artist beginning August 1, 2021. The program features eight artists annually whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Applicants can submit through Sept. 15, 2021.

There are four six-week Visiting Artist sessions scheduled for 2022. The Gibbes extends invitations to both emerging and nationally recognized artists of all backgrounds and is committed to cultivating an experience that is diverse and affirming. Applicants are encouraged to consider the following themes: environmental conservation, social justice, health and wellness and innovation and incorporate one or more in their proposal, introducing their current studio practice, artwork content and type of project they would pursue in-residency.

Visiting Artists receive a weekly honorarium and one-time materials stipend. Following the residency, artists will have the opportunity to exhibit works in the Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery and collaborate on exclusive products to be sold in the Museum Store. There are also opportunities to lead adult workshops and participate in virtual programs.

2022 Visiting Artist studio sessions are tentatively scheduled for:

February 21 - April 3 (Session I) May 2 - June 12 (Session II)
August 29 - October 9 (Session III) October 24 - December 4 (Session IV)

Applications for Session I-IV will be accepted August 1 - September 15, 2021, by 11:59 pm. All submissions will be reviewed by a committee of Gibbes Museum of Art staff members and diverse arts professionals. Before you apply, please download and review the Requirements and Rules, Eligibility, and FAQs. Entries must be submitted via Slideroom



Pictured: 2019 Visiting Artists Tim Hussey, Kristy Bishop, Fletcher Williams III by MCG Photography



VISITING ARTISTS
Alexandria Dickerson

Alexandria Dickerson

Alexandria Dickerson explores the ramifications of black subjugation and the utopian potential of Afrofuturism through the mediums of oil painting and woodcarving.

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Marina Savashynskaya Dunbar

Marina Savashynskaya Dunbar

Marina Dunbar's paintings are nature-based abstractions, composed through harmonious movement, material improvisation and layers of translucent color.

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Daisy McClellan

Daisy McClellan

Daisy McClellan utilizes century-old traditional techniques like punch needle rug making and sewing in new and creative ways.

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Susan Klein

Susan Klein

Painting and sculpting in mixed media, Susan Klein's current work explores the way that people imbue objects with the power to hold memory.

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ALUMNI
 Francis Sills

Francis Sills

Francis Sills' ongoing series "The flora" utilizes the flowers and plants from his home garden.

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Camela Guevara

Camela Guevara

Camela Guevara is a fiber artist and painter from Charleston, SC. She creates handmade monuments to unsung labor, as well as expressive paintings in gouache.

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Arianne King Comer

Arianne King Comer

Arianne King Comer is a textile artist creating her work in paintings, wearable art, installation art, environmental art, home deco, as well as social justice.

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Jen Swearington

Jen Swearington

A multimedia fiber artist, Jen Swearington's career spans almost two decades. While in residence, she will continue her series of Shadow Houses and pop-up books.

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Andrea Hazel

Andrea Hazel

A native of Charleston, SC, Andrea Hazel has been immersed in watercolors since 2001, preserving the beauty and color of the Lowcountry in her paintings.

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Gina Iacovelli

Gina Iacovelli

Inspired by mourning jewelry of the 18th & 19th centuries, Gina lacovelli designs keepsakes that incorporate the nearly-lost art of tablebraiding hair into jewelry.

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Antwon Ford

Antwon Ford

Antwon Ford began learning the art of sweetgrass basketry at the age of four. He now applies mathematics and science to create modern sculptures from these materials

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Katherine Dunlap

Katherine Dunlap

Katherine Dunlap creates paintings that exist in a realm between truth and memory, creating a visual recollection of an idealized place.

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Events
Call for Entries: 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

Call for Entries: 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level o...

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Fine Arts Professional Development: French Impressionism (In-Person)

Fine Arts Professional Development: French Impressionism (In-Person)

Join teaching artist Martha Criscuolo for an art lesson inspired by Light Effects: The French Impressionists. Martha will provide a lesson plan and detailed instructions along with hands-on demonstrat...

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Gibbes Film in Focus: Passing Strange

Gibbes Film in Focus: Passing Strange

Whether a classic noir or a cutting-edge documentary, the Gibbes believes in the power of great filmmaking: to bring people together, to put audiences in touch with new ideas, and to celebrate the div...

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Storytime at the Gibbes (In-person)

Storytime at the Gibbes (In-person)

Join us for Storytime in collaboration with the Charleston County Public Library. Families will enjoy stories and songs inspired by temporary exhibitions and works in the permanent collection in the G...

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