Applications are invited from experienced botanical illustrators for the School of Botanical Illustration 2020 Residency Programme at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
It will interest all botanical illustrators who have completed a certificate in botanical illustration, like to travel to draw and paint new plants and are capable of teaching a workshop. The Residency offers a stipend of $4,000 to cover the essential costs (offset costs of travel and transportation, art supplies, and living expenses.) of the six week residency between June and October 2020.
The Illustrator in Residence Program is an exciting opportunity for illustrators to find inspiration in the natural beauty of Denver Botanic Gardens and further their practice with in-depth access to the Gardens’ extensive scientific collections. Residents will illustrate the Garden’s collections and landscapes with a focus on documenting plants native to the Rocky Mountain region, supporting the
This file provides all the details of the Residency - which I also summarise below.
The deadline for submissions is Feb. 29, 2020 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)
Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
In recent years, the SBAI at Denver Botanic Gardens has had a number of botanical artists participate in their Residency Programme including:
READ about Isik Guner's experience during her residency in 2017 - Artist Residency in Denver Botanic Gardens
SEE EXAMPLES of the artwork produced in the blog posts by the School of Botanical Illustration a Denver Botanical Gardens.
SCOPE OF THE RESIDENCY
The scope of this residency features two key elements:
DURATION OF THE 2020 RESIDENCY
Last August I wrote about the call for entries for the inaugural Botanical Artists in Residence Program (BAiR) offered by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation (see Call for Entries: Botanical Artists in Residence Program at the Oak Spring Foundation).
On Friday the Oak Spring Foundation announced that not one but FOUR botanical artists had been selected for their inaugural 2020 Botanical Artists in Residence (BAiR) program.
The botanical artists are:
Below there's a brief bio of each of them and then an explanation of what happens during their residencies.
Four botanical artists in residence
Interestingly all but Keiko Nibu Tarver already appear in my listings of leading botanical artists on this website. (I plead the fact, as indicated, that the USA listing is still a work in progress and incomplete).
Links in their names go to either their websites or another web page about their work.
John Pastoriza-Piñol (Australia)
Maria Alice de Rezende (Brazil)
The inaugural Botanical Artists in Residence Program (BAiR) offered by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation is now accepting applications - as part of its Artists Awards program
The opportunities offered by BAiR and the requirements for applications are detailed below, followed by
What's on offer
The aim of this program is to extend our support for artists to practitioners of botanical illustration
The award is contingent upon the awardee submitting one original work that Oak Spring obtains full copyright to, and which will become part of The Oak Spring Florilegium.
Artists will also be asked to provide digital submissions of other works started or completed on-site for an archive held at Oak Spring. However, the artists may keep their original sketches and any additional original works produced as part of the residency.
Who can apply?
Botanical artists who:
What you have to do to apply
First READ the flyer about the Botanical Artists in Residence Program (BAiR)
You must submit
Deadline for receipt of applications: November 8, 2019 at midnight EST.
The aim is to notify all applicants on the status of our selections by mid-December 2019.
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