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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 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





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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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
Summer Camp 2021

Summer Camp 2021

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 ...

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The Art of Jazz: Peter Kfoury

The Art of Jazz: Peter Kfoury

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. ...

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Pop-up Delights with Past Visiting Artist Jen Swearington

Pop-up Delights with Past Visiting Artist Jen Swearington

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...

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Nexus: Music at the Crossroads of East and West

Nexus: Music at the Crossroads of East and West

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.

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