Gibbes Museum calls for 2023 visiting artists

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET

The Gibbes Museum of Art is seeking applicants for the 2023 Visiting Artist program.

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The annual program features eight artists whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Applicants can submit now through August 31, 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 accepted 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)

Home to the Carolina Art Association, established in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art is recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States. Housing one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present, the museum’s mission is to enhance lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality and by providing opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy and to be inspired by the creative process. For more information, visit