We are excited to announce a call for applications for our new Artist-in-Residency (AIR) program, funded by a generous grant from the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation. The AIR will lead a two-week workshop of their own design at the Art Explorers studio with our students in February and host a gallery exhibit of the finished artwork in downtown Fort Bragg during the First Friday Artwalk in March.
The AIR program is a way for working artists to connect with the students at Art Explorers and expose them to new craft techniques and art mediums. Workshops can be based around any medium, but we are especially interested in printmaking, ceramics, fabric printing, sculpture and filmmaking.
For leading a two-week workshop on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, for 4to 5 hours per day, the AIR will receive a teaching stipend of $1600, plus $200 for materials. At the end of the workshop, all the art made by the students at Art Explorers as well as the AIR’s personal artwork will be presented in a gallery exhibit at Town Hall in Fort Bragg during the first weekend in March. The AIR will be present at the opening of the exhibit, to talk about their experience teaching and their artistic process.
Please visit: www.artexplorers.org/guest-artists/ for more information.