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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 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.



Program Details

2024 Visiting Artist studio sessions are tentatively scheduled for:

January 22 - March 10 (Session I) April 15 - May 26 (Session II)
September 9 - October 20 (Session III) October 28 - December 8 (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 2024 Visiting Artist Program will be accepted August 1 - September 30, 2023. All submissions will be reviewed by a committee of Gibbes Museum of Art staff members and diverse arts professionals. Entries must be submitted via Slideroom. Before you apply, please download and review the information below:

Requirements and Rules, Eligibility, and FAQs

For general questions about the Visiting Artist program, please contact Jordan Sprueill, Associate Curator of Contemporary Initiatives and Visiting Artists at [email protected].

CURRENT VISITING ARTISTS
NATHAN DURFEE: Daydreamers

NATHAN DURFEE: Daydreamers

Former Visiting Artist, Nathan Durfee, presents a Solo Exhibition.

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Dorothy Netherland

Dorothy Netherland

What started as painting on glass has gradually expanded to include making large mixed-media works and installation.

 

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Katelyn Chapman

Katelyn Chapman

Paintings that provide perspective on larger societal issues that point to a past that can't be thrown away.

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UPCOMING VISITING ARTISTS
ALUMNI
ROBIN HOWARD: Peace Objects

ROBIN HOWARD: Peace Objects

Former Visiting Artist, Robin Howard, presents a solo exhibition: Peace Objects 

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Brittney Washington

Brittney Washington

Brittney Washington uses painting, illustration, and filmmaking to uplift the experiences and perspectives of African-Americans living in the US South.

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Taylor Epps

Taylor Epps

By elevating family photos to the realm of fine art, Taylor Epps strives to engage with them on a different level.

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Raheleh Filsoofi | Visiting Artist Limited

Raheleh Filsoofi | Visiting Artist Limited

We invite you to be a part of an inclusive art project, "Imagined Boundaties: Through the Eyes of the Past and Present."

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RANSOME: A Small Nation of Folks

RANSOME: A Small Nation of Folks

Former Visiting Artist, Ransome, presents a solo exhibiton: A Small Nation of Folks 

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Alice Colin

Alice Colin

Through portrait paintings, Colin is fascinated by skin colors, history, culture and human emotion.

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Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams

Using a range of painting and drawing mediums, Williams combines figurative realism with expressive abstraction on oil-primed linen, panels or paper.

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Javontae Jenkins

Javontae Jenkins

Through a series of powerful imagery and whimsical perspective, Jenkins redefines modern art. 

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Events
Art of Design

Art of Design

Art of Design is SOLD OUT. Click the "buy tickets" link to add your name to the wait list. You will be contacted should tickets become available.

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For Which It Stands: Art and Public Planning

For Which It Stands: Art and Public Planning

How can artists help us reimagine our cities? What is the role of the arts in city planning? As our city continues to grow with new development projects dotting the skyline every day, we’ll disc...

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Harvard Glass Flowers

Harvard Glass Flowers

Inspired by the exhibition Rory McEwen, which features the artist’s extraordinary large-scale botanical paintings, the Gibbes welcomes Jennifer Brown, the collection manager of Harvard’s i...

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Closer Look Tour: Blades of Glass

Closer Look Tour: Blades of Glass

What is the link between botanical paintings and scientific models? How does light and temperature affect both watercolors and glass models? Drawing on her knowledge of Harvard Museum’s Blaschka...

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