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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 Jordan Sprueill, Associate Curator of Contemporary Initiatives and Visiting Artists 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
UPCOMING VISITING ARTISTS
Stephen Hayes | Visiting Artist Limited

Stephen Hayes | Visiting Artist Limited

2020 winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art launches the creation of the Anson African Burial Memorial.

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Austin Norvell

Austin Norvell

Austin Norvell refers to himself as a custodian of stuff. He preserves its heritage and safeguards its legacy. 

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Reuben Bloom

Reuben Bloom

Reuben Bloom is a transdisciplinary artist whose work utilizes photography, found objects, and sculpture. 

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Isaiah Scott | Visiting Artist Limited

Isaiah Scott | Visiting Artist Limited

Flying high, Isaiah Scott is a rising star in the birding and bird illustration worlds. He'll join us at the Gibbes for a limited engagement residency.

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ALUMNI
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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Clare Hu

Clare Hu

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

Jonathan Rypkema's objective 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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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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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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Events
Illustration Workshop for ages 8-10

Illustration Workshop for ages 8-10

Author, illustrator & educator Clare Pernice will share a behind the scenes look at visual storytelling. Participants will explore the world of book art and design, discover different illustration...

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Literary Gibbes Book Club Discussion | <i>An Immense World</i>

Literary Gibbes Book Club Discussion | An Immense World

Inspired by works featured in Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art, we will discuss An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong. 

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Curator-led Tour

Curator-led Tour

Join Gibbes Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs, Sara Arnold, for a special tour of the exhibition Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art. 

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Amy P. Coy Forum

Amy P. Coy Forum

Join Society 1858 for a special presentation by our 2022 winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art Raheleh Filsoofi . Tennessee-based Filsoofi examines issues of land, ownership, and immi...

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