Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest Invites Applications for Artist in Residence Program

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest Invites Applications for Artist in Residence Program

This Deadline Expired: Monday, January 20, 2020

The Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, Kentucky, welcomes applications for its Artist in Residence Program.

Established in 1980, the program provides artists with the opportunity to live and create site-specific work inspired by a total immersion experience in the natural environment. Through the program, regional visual artists currently living in Kentucky or in Clark or Floyd county in southern Indiana will be awarded an honorarium of $2,000 and a four- to eight-week residency during which they are encouraged to explore ideas that reinforce Bernheim’s mission of “connecting people with nature.”  

In exchange for a rustic one-bedroom cabin with full kitchen, bath and Wi-Fi, access to studio space, and financial and staff support, artists will be eexpected to create a site-inspired artwork, temporary installation, or project as a donation to the Bernheim Foundation. Recipients are asked to engage the public with their work and/or process, which may include but is not limited to demonstrations, workshops, lectures, and/or participation in one of Bernheim’s programs or annual events.

To be eligible, applicants must be a professional visual artist. Students may not apply.

See the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest website for an FAQ, a list of previous recipients, complete program guidelines, and application instructions.

Elissa Glassgold
Elissa Glassgold
Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color, with many works in grayscale. Most of his paintings are on canvas or panel.
Eli Smith
Eli Smith

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of…

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color,…

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color, with many works in…

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.
Paula Cahill
Paula Cahill

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a…

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.…

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.…

Arlene Solomon is a collage and mixed media artist who has been studying art for 15 years. Her collages have a definite sense of playfulness and nostalgia.
Arlene Solomon
Arlene Solomon

Arlene Solomon is a collage and mixed media artist who has been studying art for 15 years. Her collages have a definite sense…

Arlene Solomon is a collage and mixed media artist who has been studying art for 15 years. Her collages have a definite sense of playfulness and nostalgia.…

Arlene Solomon is a collage and mixed media artist who has been studying art for 15 years. Her collages have a definite sense of playfulness and nostalgia.…

In my years as a visual artist I have chosen symbolic forms that are both universal and personal to express the idea of “time.” Often I use nests, eggs, marine creatures, and one-celled organisms. They are symbols for natural phenomenas that manifest this notion of time.
Patti Dougherty (Painting)
Patti Dougherty (Painting)

In my years as a visual artist I have chosen symbolic forms that are both universal and personal to express the idea of “time.”…

In my years as a visual artist I have chosen symbolic forms that are both universal and personal to express the idea of “time.” Often I use nests, eggs, marine creatures, and one-celled organisms. They…

In my years as a visual artist I have chosen symbolic forms that are both universal and personal to express the idea of “time.” Often I use nests, eggs, marine creatures, and one-celled organisms. They are symbols for natural…

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