Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Drawing/Painting, Wood, Metals and Photography artists

Four Junior Residencies for Emerging Artists in Drawing/Painting, Wood, Metals and Photography.

The Oregon College of Art and Craft Junior Residency is a sixteen-week fellowship program designed to encourage outstanding emerging artists to pursue a focused project in a stimulating art environment. The Artist-in-Residence program is funded by the Collins Foundation.

OCAC offers residencies that rotate through each of the studios: book arts, ceramics, drawing/painting, fibers, metals, photography and wood. For the fall 2009 semester, one appointment will be made in drawing/painting and the second in wood. For the spring of 2010, one appointment will be made in metals and another appointment will be made in photography. The 2010-2011 cycle will offer residencies in the remaining studios.

Work completed during the residency will be exhibited in the College’s Hoffman Gallery as part of an annual exhibition. In addition, junior residents present two public presentations and are asked to work a few hours a week for OCAC.

The College environment is lively and productive with an interesting mix of students, faculty and visiting artists, all of whom work in a variety of craft media. Residents are invited to share their work with the OCAC community and may audit one Studio School continuing education class/workshop during their residency.

Residents receive housing on campus (sorry, housing is limited to residents only, no spouses or pets); a $1,200 fellowship; up to $500 reimbursement for travel to and from OCAC; up to $500 for materials; and up to $100 for shipping their completed work. Studio space is available in the sponsoring department. Residents may not accept competing employment during the residency.

Who Can Apply
Artists working in drawing/painting or wood will be considered in fall 2009. Artists working in metals or photography will be considered for the spring 2010 residency. U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. The College defines emerging artists as post-graduates (post-MFA preferred) with less than five years’ experience as an exhibiting artist. Applicants from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Criteria for Selection
Applicants will be judged on the quality of the portfolio presented, as well as the originality and scope of the work proposed. Weight will also be given to the applicant’s potential for working within a community of artists, as well as the relevance of the proposal to the resources available at OCAC.

Application Deadline: Received by March 1, 2009
Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2009

The application can be downloaded here.

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