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.

Ruth Miller

Ruth Miller's contemporary realistic work pulls inspiration from the urban world around her. Drawing on the realism of nature…

Ruth Miller's contemporary realistic work pulls inspiration from the urban world around her. Drawing on the realism of nature and social …

Ruth Miller's contemporary realistic work pulls inspiration from the urban world around her. Drawing on the realism of nature and social …

Cheryl B. Haper (Curatorial)

Cheryl Harper is an artist/independent curator. As a artist, her work concentrates on political and social commentary using…

Cheryl Harper is an artist/independent curator. As a artist, her work concentrates on political and social commentary using a variety of mediums, including ceramic sculpture, installations, and printmaking.…

Cheryl Harper is an artist/independent curator. As a artist, her work concentrates on political and social commentary using a variety of mediums, including ceramic sculpture, installations, and printmaking. As a curator,…

Dganit Zauberman

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill.…

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Fran Lightman Gibson

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
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Michele Tremblay

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers…

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.…

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.…

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