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Helen M. Salzberg Visiting Artist Fellowship

The HMS Visiting Artist Fellowship is a new initiative at Palm Beach State College made possible by a generous grant from the Helen M. Salzberg family. The fellowship aims to provide support for contemporary visual artists in Palm Beach County and works collaboratively with the Studio Art Program at Palm Beach State College.


Deadline for the 2025 HMS Visiting Artist is September 1, 2024.




Fellowship Description

The HMS Visiting Artist Fellowship provides an endowment of $6,000 to one selected artist per year and facilitate exhibition and mentoring opportunities for this Visiting Artist. Selected artists will be responsible for fulfilling the following obligations:

  • Selected artists must make a lecture presentation/workshop for a student group and solo exhibition at the HMS Fine Art Gallery. Additional funds of $1,000 for the facilitation of the presentation and transportation costs for the gallery exhibition will be provided.
  • Selected artists will be expected to make themselves available for mentorship opportunities on or off campus with the Koo Family Art Collaborative Mentorship recipients totaling 20-30 hours.
  • Selected artists must write a year-end fellowship summary of their activities for presentation to the HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship Committee.
  • Selected artists will agree to participate in a group or solo exhibition at the HMS Fine Art Gallery.

PBSC Announces Its First Visiting Artist Fellowship

 

Criteria for Selection

Artists in any media or level of professional accomplishment should apply, but most importantly the artist should be able to complete the required duties of the fellowship as listed above. Emphasis will be placed on their ability to provide mentorship opportunities for Palm Beach State College students. The selection committee is looking to provide students with direct, on-site professional experience and engagement and applicants with active studio and professional practices are preferred. Additionally, ability to facilitate a workshop or lecture for on campus student engagement will be similarly considered as a high priority.

 

Eligibility

Any living artist legally residing in Florida is eligible to submit an application. Individuals with conflicts of interest are not eligible for award under this offering.

 

Submission Requirements

Applications will be evaluated based on the information submitted below. Please read the following submittal requirements carefully.

1. Images of Artwork with Annotated Image List

  • Submit up to 10 images/videos of recent artwork completed within the last 5 years. Artists may submit a combination of images and videos, but no more than 10 artworks will be considered. Details of artwork will count against the total of 10 images/videos submitted, so it is highly recommended that artists submit high- resolution images.
  • Submit images in .jpg or .png format with a maximum file size of 3 MB each.
  • Submit videos in .mp4, .mov or similar format with a maximum file size of 100 MB. If the video file is too large for email- a direct link to the file on a cloud or video streaming platform (not a general link to artists website) would be allowed. The total combined running time of all submitted videos may not exceed five minutes.
  • Provide an annotated list of available artworks in .pdf format (this must be a separate file from examples submitted) specifying the title, year, medium, dimensions, weight, edition (if applicable), and a brief description of the concept behind each artwork.

2. Artist Statement

Submit a written artist statement in .pdf format describing the premise of the artwork(s) presented in the application, including the artistic insight into the art- making process.

3. Fellowship Statement

Submit a written statement in .pdf format describing the mentorship opportunities that you will be able to provide for selected students as well as a description of a lecture/workshop that you would like to develop and implement.

4. Professional Résumé

Submit a current professional artist résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) in .pdf format.

5. Proof of Residency

Submit a scanned copy of artist State ID or a recent utility bill in artist name in a .pdf format.

 

How to send your submission

Fellowship applicants must send their submissions via email using the link below.

 

Artist should check application for completeness:

Confirm the application includes all the required materials listed below:

  1. Images of Artwork Annotated
  2. Image List of Artwork
  3. Artist Statement
  4. Fellowship Statement
  5. Professional Résumé
  6. Proof of Residency

 

 

  1. The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship will provide endowments to 1 selected artist per year and facilitate exhibitions and mentoring opportunities for this Visiting Artists.
  1. One Visiting Artist will be selected per year and awarded with a grant of $6,000. The Visiting Artist will receive two payments of $3,000 during the fellowship year.  A payment of $3,000 will be made at the beginning of the fellowship and the second payment of $3,000 at the beginning of the Fall Semester.
  2. Selected artists must make a lecture presentation/workshop for a student group and solo exhibition at the HMS Fine Art Gallery. Additional funds of $1,000 for the facilitation of the presentation and transportation costs for the gallery exhibition will be provided.
  3. Selected artists will be expected to make themselves available for mentorship opportunities on or off campus with the Koo Family Art Collaborative Mentorship recipients totaling 20-30 hours.
  4. Selected artists must write a year-end fellowship summary of their activities for presentation to the HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship Committee.
  5. The program will focus on local contemporary artists, but artists of a national profile will be featured when appropriate or possible.
  6. Artists should be selected by their level of accomplishment, but most importantly the artist should be able to complete the required duties of the fellowship as listed above and emphasis will be placed on their commitment to the mission of the Center.
  7. The program will establish and uphold the procedures of a Visiting Artists Fellowship Committee made up of faculty, Salzberg family members, and foundation representatives as a way of implementing the above stated Mission and Policies.
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