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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.

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].



2022 Visiting Artist (in order of appearance from left to right, top to bottom): "Sprinkle," by Katy Mixon, "Black Globe" by Maria White, "As we Lie Together" by Sardine Press, "FLAT SPLAT, just like THAT #6" by Jamele Wright, Sr., "5010 Bankside Way" by Clare Hu, "offcuts1" by Jonathan Rypkema, "Breakout!" installation view by Amiri Farris, "Queen in Finery" by Nadia Stieglitz



CURRENT VISITING ARTISTS
Jamele Wright, Sr.

Jamele Wright, Sr.

Through the utilization of found and natural materials, Jamele Wright Sr. explores and creates conversation concerning the Black American vernacular experience.

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Sardine Press

Sardine Press

Collaborative duo, Sardine Press, intertwines their work through the exploration of movement, chaos, and the shared physicality within their printmaking practice.

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UPCOMING VISITING ARTISTS
Clare Hu

Clare Hu

By utilizing slow craft, Clare Hu dissects how Southern myths are acted and re-enacted in the stories and objects surrounding them, and the debris left behind.

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Jonathan Rypkema

Jonathan Rypkema

The objective of Jonathan Rypkema's work is to use shapes to create experiences. His formations are constructed to engage with the viewer on a more physical level.

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Amiri Geuka Farris

Amiri Geuka Farris

Amiri Geuka Farris is a contemporary, multidisciplinary artist who examines issues surrounding diaspora, Gullah Geechee culture, memory, and perception.

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Nadia Stieglitz

Nadia Stieglitz

Through organic and biomorphic shapes that trigger an inclination to touch, Nadia Stieglitz seeks to explore gendered notions of space through objects.

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ALUMNI
Katy Mixon

Katy Mixon

Katy Mixon’s paintings are inquiries into the surface of things, namely color and texture, for their power to emote and conceal.

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Maria White

Maria White

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.

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Daisy McClellan

Daisy McClellan

Daisy McClellan utilizes century-old traditional techniques like punch needle rug making and sewing in new and creative ways.

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Susan Klein

Susan Klein

Painting and sculpting in mixed media, Susan Klein's current work explores the way that people imbue objects with the power to hold memory.

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Cameron Alexander

Cameron Alexander

Cameron Alexander 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

Marina Savashynskaya

Marina Savashynskaya's paintings are nature-based abstractions, composed through harmonious movement, material improvisation and layers of translucent color.

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 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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Events
A History of AIDS Through Its Images: In Conversation with Avram Finkelstein

A History of AIDS Through Its Images: In Conversation with Avram Finkelstein

The first AIDS diagnosis in the state of South Carolina was in 1982. Four decades later, the Gibbes joins MUSC Arts in Healing and the Waring Library for We Are All Affected: 40 Years of HIV/AIDS in S...

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Fred Wilson and Angela Mack in Conversation (In Person)

Fred Wilson and Angela Mack in Conversation (In Person)

Join Fred Wilson and Executive Director Angela Mack in a special conversation that will mark the occasion of the unveiling of the artist’s latest installation. Inspired by Charleston, history, and ...

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Introduction to Relief Block Printing with Visiting Artists Sardine Press

Introduction to Relief Block Printing with Visiting Artists Sardine Press

In this introduction to printmaking workshop, students will learn the process of creating a small relief print from start to finish; from getting the image on to the block, to carving, all the way to ...

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Summer Camp 2022

Summer Camp 2022

Keeping the safety of our campers, teachers, staff members, and their families at top of mind, we have decided to move forward with in-person camp with smaller camp classes and increased safety measur...

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