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 eight artists annually whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. 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.
2023 Visiting Artist studio sessions are tentatively scheduled for:
|February 20 - April 2 (Session I)||May 1 - June 11 (Session II)|
|August 28 - October 8 (Session III)||October 23 - December 3 (Session IV)|
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.
Future 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.
Applications for the 2023 Visiting Artist Program will be accepted July 1 - August 31, 2022. 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.
For general questions about the Visiting Artist program, please contact Erin Glaze, Director of Contemporary Initiatives and Public Engagement at [email protected].
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Katy Mixon’s paintings are inquiries into the surface of things, namely color and texture, for their power to emote and conceal.READ MORE
Maria White is inspired by forms, textures and patterns that she finds in the natural world. Working primarily in porcelain, light is an integral part of her work.READ MORE
Daisy McClellan utilizes century-old traditional techniques like punch needle rug making and sewing in new and creative ways.READ MORE
Painting and sculpting in mixed media, Susan Klein's current work explores the way that people imbue objects with the power to hold memory.READ MORE
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Francis Sills' ongoing series "The flora" utilizes the flowers and plants from his home garden.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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