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.

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Laura Petrovich-Cheney
Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Laura Petrovich-Cheney's work focuses on resurrecting debris found in the natural environment. Her autobiography and…

Laura Petrovich-Cheney's work focuses on resurrecting debris found in the natural environment. Her autobiography and the environment inform her work as she documents place and experience.…

Laura Petrovich-Cheney's work focuses on resurrecting debris found in the natural environment. Her autobiography and the environment inform her work as she documents place and experience.…

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Linda Brenner
Linda Brenner

Linda Brenner's sculptures express the inherent structure and order found in nature. Her sculpture uses geometric compositions…

Linda Brenner's sculptures express the inherent structure and order found in nature. Her sculpture uses geometric compositions and references primal imagery, which transcends style or ethnic origin.…

Linda Brenner's sculptures express the inherent structure and order found in nature. Her sculpture uses geometric compositions and references primal imagery, which transcends style or ethnic origin.…

Madison Mayhew
Madison Mayhew
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Elissa Glassgold
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Kit Donnelly
Kit Donnelly

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Kit Donnelly's current work relies on understanding the visual world in its simplest form. Her work involves visual exercises in honesty and articulation through complex relationships of color and form.…

Kit Donnelly's current work relies on understanding the visual world in its simplest form. Her work involves visual exercises in honesty and articulation through complex relationships of color and form.…

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