Fine Art Alumni Residency opens to all BFA grads for 2023-2024
Tuesday, May 16th, 2023
Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 Fine Art Alumni Artist in Residence program at PCA&D. Applicants must be graduates of the BFA program at PCA&D and have a developing studio practice. All majors and artists working in any media are invited to apply. Priority will be given to applicants who can demonstrate that they live locally or that they will be on campus regularly.
SOME BASIC DETAILS
- The residency runs the academic year, from the start of classes in late August through April. Residents are expected to be on campus at least 8 hours weekly, to serve as a mentor or role model for current students, and to abide by all College policies.
- Alumni Residents receive one of the Senior Studio spaces on the 4th floor and have access to the space during building hours. They also have access to printmaking, woodshop, and digital print lab facilities and all materials that are provided to students.
- Residents receive at least one studio visit from a visiting artist during their residency, contingent on scheduling.
- The Resident will mount an exhibition of work completed during their residency.
- Deadline for entry is Monday, July 3, 2023. See below for link to application.
PCA&D’s first Fine Art Alumni Artist in Residence, Jason Herr ’16, immersed himself in the studio experience. He said at the time that he’s “always trying to move forward and discover what I’m making, and why.” The residency, he said, allowed him to take his interest in pop art, comic books, cartoons, movies, and narrative work, and “take that further and further into a mature art and intellectual space … I’m searching for ways to express more philosophical or psychological concepts.” Learn more about Herr’s residency here.
After a brief break due to pandemic restrictions, Karin Wengenroth ’17 was the College’s second Fine Art Alumni Artist in Residence. A collection of her highly personal work slowly filled the studio’s walls as the year progressed, the result of her goal to use the residency “to create work that uses ‘me’ as my only reference, to be really personal rather than removed and reserved” with the art she created. Learn more about Wengenroth’s residency here.
The 2022-2023 Artist in Residence was Leah Limpert Walt ’18, whose goal for the residency was “to try to take what’s in my head and heart, and the feelings there, and implant that in my work, and take my time with it. The residency has provided me that focus.” An exhibition of work created during her residency will be held in Fall 2023. Learn more about Limpert Walt’s residency here.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications should include:
- A one-page statement of interest
- A resume or CV
- 10 digital samples of current work
- An image list corresponding with file numbers.
- Find the application here.
For more information, or any questions, contact Prof. Becky Blosser, Fine Art Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top image: 2022-2023 Fine Art Alumni Artist in Residence Leah Limpert Walt at work in her studio.