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The Ridgefield Guild of Artists Artist-in-Residence Opportunities
September 28 @ 8:00 AM - October 31 @ 11:59 PM$100 – $150
About the Residency (AIR)
The Ridgefield Guild of Artists is pleased to offer a new artist-in-residence program available to three artists during three separate time frames. This is a juried opportunity. It is open to all visual artists – painting, mixed media, sculpture, pastels, photography, digital arts, etc.
The AIR studio is being offered for three time periods of 10 weeks each. The dates are:
- 1st Residency period: Sunday, November 15, 2020 – Friday, January 22, 2021
- 2nd Residency period: Sunday, January 24, 2021 – Friday, April 2, 2021
- 3rd Residency period: Sunday, April 4, 2021 – Friday, June 11, 2021
The residency for each artist will culminate with a group AIR exhibition in the Guild’s gallery displaying the work they have created during their residencies. The two-week show will be held in late-June/early-July of 2021. This will be an opportunity to showcase your art and give an artist’s talk about your work and share how this AIR has influenced and progressed your artistic career.
The Gallery Committee of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists will act as juror, working to select those artists it feels would most benefit from this experience. The Committee is an eclectic group of artists that are professional in all mediums. The selection will not be looking at any specific medium, style, or exhibition experience. The most important consideration is the dedication to making art and what the prospective artist sees as the result of this studio residency.
For this opportunity there are no restrictions on the type of media. We welcome any and all materials. It is our hope that this opportunity will inspire the entrants to broaden their craft, to create work that they may not have been able to in the spaces they currently occupy. We ask that no dangerous materials be brought into the studio, and that you maintain the studio in the condition it was when you started the residency. Selections are made based on the examples of work submitted by an artist, their CV/bio, their exhibition history, their statement of intent and a letter of reference.
Deadline to Apply Online through Entry Thingy.com: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm
Notification of Accepted Artists: Friday, November 6, 2020 by 9pm
1st Residency period: Sunday, November 15, 2020 – Friday, January 22, 2021
2nd Residency period: Sunday, January 24, 2021 – Friday, April 2, 2021
3rd Residency period: Sunday, April 4, 2021 – Friday June 11, 2021
Opening Reception for group AIR show: Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 4-6pm
Closing: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 4pm
Online Submissions are through EntryThingy.com on the Guild website: https://rgoa.org/exhibitions/artist-in-residence/
Fees are nonrefundable and payable to RGA.
Selected artists will be notified by email and by posting on the Guild website (rgoa.org) on Friday, November 6, 2020 by 9pm.
For each entry there is a flat non-refundable submission fee of $100 for members; $150 for non-members. All non-members are welcome to join the Guild before applying by calling the Guild at 203-438-8863 or visiting website at https://rgoa.org/join-renew/. This submission fee is the only fee that will be collected; no other fees will be charged to selected artists.