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 for Session IV of this year (2021) will be accepted through May 31, 2021. 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
Alexandria Dickerson explores the ramifications of black subjugation and the utopian potential of Afrofuturism through the mediums of oil painting and woodcarving.READ MORE
Marina Dunbar's paintings are nature-based abstractions, composed through harmonious movement, material improvisation and layers of translucent color.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
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
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
Registration opens March 29 at 10am for Members, March 30 at 10am for Non-MembersKeeping the safety of our campers, teachers, staff members, and their families at top of mind, we have decided to move ...READ MORE
The Gibbes Museum and Charleston Jazz are teaming up to bring you original compositions inspired by works on view. Enjoy performances by some of Charleston's most talented musicians. ...READ MORE
Saturday, June 26 from 10am-4pmDiscover the magic of the folded paper hinge to create fun pop-up wonders. Participants will build a range of amazing structures, from clever cards to a multi-layered, a...READ MORE
Join us for this stunning chamber music performance in collaboration with New Muse Concerts inspired by Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection.READ MORE