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.
Artists who currently reside in South Carolina can apply for a 4 – 6 week Visiting Artist session with a proposal introducing their current studio practice, artwork content, and type of project they would like to accomplish through a residency at the Gibbes Museum of Art.
South Carolina Artist studio sessions for 2021 are:
|February 22 - March 21, 2021 (Session I)||May 3 - 30, 2021 (Session II)|
|August 30 - September 26, 2021 (Session III)||October 25 - November 21, 2021 (Session IV)|
Applications are now accepted year-round and reviewed by a committee of Gibbes Museum of Art staff members and diverse arts professionals on a quarterly basis. Before you apply, please download and review the Requirements and Rules, Eligibility, and FAQs. Entries must be submitted via Slideroom
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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
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.READ MORE
Inspired by mourning jewelry of the 18th & 19th centuries, Gina lacovelli designs keepsakes that incorporate the nearly-lost art of tablebraiding hair into jewelry.READ MORE
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 materialsREAD MORE
Katherine Dunlap creates paintings that exist in a realm between truth and memory, creating a visual recollection of an idealized place.READ MORE
Painting under the mantel Lucky Boy Art, David Boatwright's iconic murals and hand-painted signs have become integral parts of Charleston's cityscape.READ MORE
Kristi Ryba enchants viewers with her narrative works, combining handmade egg tempera painting with subjects that explore contemporary events and issues of morality.READ MORE
Kristy Bishop is a fiber artist focused on weaving, natural dyeing, surface design, and historically-inspired costume.READ MORE
Mary Jackson is an internationally-recognized master of sweetgrass basketry.READ MORE
Art of Design Luncheon and LectureREAD MORE
The Bank of America Museums on Us program offers free admission to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide during the first full weekend of every month, and the Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased ...READ MORE
Enjoy intriguing stories behind special objects with Gibbes Collections Manager Amanda Breen and learn more about the depth and breadth of the Gibbes collection. This tour will be streamed through Fac...READ MORE
Inspired by the exhibition In Body and Soul: The Figure in Modernist Photography join us for a virtual lecture by Professor of History at the University of Toronto Elspeth H. Brown. In Queering Fashio...READ MORE