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Gibbes Museum of Art 2023 Visiting Artist Application Now Open



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The Gibbes Museum of Art is seeking applicants for the 2023 Visiting Artist program. The annual program features eight artists whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Applicants can submit now through August 31st, 2022.

“The Gibbes strives to provide access to contemporary art through the Visiting Artist Series, and we are so excited to see what South Carolina artists bring to the table in 2023,” says Angela Mack, executive director of the Gibbes Museum of Art. “The program promotes creativity, introduces new art forms, provides perspective on community issues, encourages freedom of thought and connects us with larger audiences. We are looking for artists that spark a conversation and advance understanding of the larger context that fostered their work.”

There are four six-week Visiting Artist sessions scheduled for 2023. 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. Applicants are encouraged to consider the following themes: environmental conservation, social justice, health and wellness and innovation. Their proposal should incorporate one or more of these themes and introduce their current studio practice, artwork content and type of project they would pursue in-residency.

Visiting Artists receive a weekly honorarium and one-time materials stipend. Following the residency, artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their 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.Applications for all sessions are being excepted through Aug. 31, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. All submissions will be reviewed by a committee of Gibbes staff members and diverse arts professionals. To review the eligibility requirements, rules and FAQs, visit

The 2023 Visiting Artist studio sessions are tentatively scheduled for:

  • Feb. 20 – April 2, 2023 (Session I)
  • April 17 – May 28, 2023 (Session II)
  • Aug. 28 – Oct. 8, 2023 (Session III)
  • Oct. 30 – Dec. 11, 2023 (Session IV)

See below for the upcoming 2022 Visiting Artists:

Clare Hu, Session III: August 29 – October 9, 2022

Clare Hu is an artist and weaver currently based in Brooklyn. She completed her BFA with a focus in fiber and material studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and has received additional training in textiles from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands. Hu has shown widely in Chicago at No Nation Gallery, Gallery No One, Dfbrl8r and Sullivan Gallery, and has recently shown at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, and Dream Clinic Project Space in Columbus, Ohio. She is a past Hambidge Center fellow, and a recent resident at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn.

Jonathan Rypkema, Session III: August 29 – October 9, 2022

Jonathan Michael Rypkema is a visual artist who lives and works in Charleston, S.C. He works with various mediums which include spray paint, acrylic and wood. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston in studio arts with a focus on sculpture. Coming from a primarily two-dimensional background, school is where he developed an interest in three-dimensional work along with the skill sets needed for those projects. Following his studies, Rypkema began to combine the different disciplines he had learned, creating shaped paintings that interacted with viewers on a physical level. In recent years, the artist continued along this path but has shifted his focus to the use of repurposed wood and scrap materials, bringing a spontaneous and adaptive quality to his practice.

Amiri Farris, Session IV: October 24 – December 4, 2022

Amiri Geuka Farris is a contemporary, multidisciplinary artist whose wide range of work encompasses painting, drawing, video, performance and installation. Farris received his MFA in painting, with his BFA in illustration and graphic design, from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Farris’ academic appointments include Professor of Fine Arts Foundations and Graphic Design at Georgia Southern University, at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art and Professor of Fine Arts, at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort. Farris’ work has been featured in more than 50 solo exhibitions and juried museum exhibitions across the country, including the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. and the Smithsonian.

Nadia Stieglitz, Session IV: October 24 – December 4, 2022

Nadia Stieglitz is a French-born ceramicist specializing in organic, abstract sculpture, working out of Studio Union in Charleston, S.C. From 2006 to 2014, she gained formal training in fine arts and photography through her studies at the Art Students League, the International Center of Photography and the School of Visual Arts. Since 2019, she has engaged in a self-taught ceramic sculpture practice, aided by two classes in hand building in Charleston, a workshop in Asheville, N.C., with Bandana Pottery, and another in the United Kingdom with James Oughtibridge and Rebecca Appleby. Since 2009, she has presented and sold paintings and ceramics to private buyers in Charleston and New York. In May 2021, Stieglitz was invited to show sculptures in her first public exhibit at Charleston’s Dewberry Hotel, as well as at a private home collection in Mount Pleasant with two other artists. In 2022, the artist will be a summer resident at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine.

For more information about the Visiting Artist Series, visit

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