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Artists in Residence

Artists-in-Residence Program

The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program is a new component of OSGF's emerging programming, yet continues the Mellons’ legacy of generous support for the arts and the environment. As part of our mission, we look forward to hosting visual and literary artists of all kinds who are influenced by a sense of place, including the natural world and humankind’s place in it. Our hope is for artists to be inspired by each other, our 700-acre landscape, our historic gardens, and the Library's collection of rare books on plants, landscape and gardens.

Applications to the OSGF AiR Program are by nomination. Our nominators are comprised of a broad, diverse, and distinguished group of artists, curators, arts administrators, and academics.

In the Summer of 2018 we hosted our first four Artists in Residence, including:

Annie Varnot, Brooklyn, NY, painting and sculpture.

Maxim Loskutoff, Missoula, MT, fiction.

Andrew Myers, Corvallis, OR, painting and drawing.

Donna Cooper Hurt, Charleston, NC, photography.


Artists-in-Residence accommodations and studio spaces

All artist residents are provided a stipend, housing accommodation, and 24-hour access to studio space on the Oak Spring estate in Upperville, Virginia (additional images forthcoming).

 

Additional Support to Artists:

 In addition to our Artists-in-Residence Program, OSGF also awards one Fellow annually for the Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence. The Fellowship application is open to the public for a period of two-months towards the end of the calendar year. Please check our Opportunities Page and sign up for our E-newsletter to stay up-to-date.

 OSGF is an emerging member of the Alliance of Artists Communities.