Libby Newman Fellowship

For Philadelphia Based Artists to Produce an Edition of Prints

Application Period: Due MARCH 31, 2020

Statement by Libby Newman: I applied for an internship at the Brandywine Workshop in 1984 to learn more about printmaking under the guidance of master printers currently at the Brandywine. Allan Edmunds had shown such a commitment and knowledge the art that I knew I could learn a great deal from him. My thinking proved correct. I believe in giving back to the art community that has always been so generous to me.

Distribution of Completed Art Works/ Multiples/Prints: Artist and the BWA printshop split any signed numbers of the edition 50/50. Prints retained by Brandywine with be deposited into its permanent collections/archives, offered for distribution to partner institutions as part of the satellite collections program, included in local and traveling exhibitions, if selected by the the curator. There is no promise of an exhibition for any single artist or group of affiliated artists associated with this opportunity. The remainder of the multiples/prints will be offered for sale to support the general operations and programs of BWA.

About Libby Newman: Libby Newman BFA ‘80 at the University of the Arts in Printmaking, a government arts advocate and spokesperson, the founding director and curator of the University City Science Center Art Gallery (Esther M. Klein Gallery). Curator for Governor Thornberg. Her work is in the collection of over 32 museums and libraries around the world. She was given the honor as being selected to be A Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania.

Residency Eligibility Requirements and Goals: The goals of the residency is make it possible for artist living in the Philadelphia area to make an edition of original fine art prints and gain a workshop experience that advances their studio practice and professional careers. The Fund, approximately $1,200 a year, is given to a local artist not currently enrolled in an University Program, for an residency at Brandywine Workshop and Archives. All projects must include some use of the print medium or printing process,- screen printing, relief, or offset lithography using photo-sensitive aluminum plates or a combination of processes. The money is provided to cover the costs for materials and the master printer and assistants. The project should be accomplished during the months of April to October of the Fund receiving year. Visual artist of any medium can apply.

Application

Please submit one email with the following items, with the subject line “Libby Newman Fellowship Application 2020” :

  • Artist must submit a current resume and artist statement (1-2 Page minimum) of activities and accomplishments. The artist statement should be a maximum of 500.
  • A short description of your proposed project. This should be a maximum of 250 words.
  • 6-8 images created within the past three years in digital format (1920px on the long side, 72 dpi, jpg). Be sure to provide with each image or on a separate document with artwork information (title, dimensions, medium and date).
  • All materials should be emailed to: prints@brandywineworkshop.com. You may combine everything into a single PDF file.

Incomplete applications and those submitted after or before the deadline will not be accepted.

Notification of Acceptance: by email

Joyce De Guatemala Scholarship Fund

For Latina Women Artists in Residence at Brandywine Workshop

Application Period: Due MARCH 31, 2020

Objectives

  1. To provide wider access to resources and opportunities for disadvantaged artists due to economic and geographic barriers.
  2. To provide opportunities to work in a collaborative studio setting to produce limited edition prints or multiples.
  3. To advance the artists’ exposure by producing new work and then spotlighting that art work in local and traveling exhibitions and having it acquired by collecting institutions nationally and internationally.
  4. To foster community among artists of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds through collaborative practice and collective professional development activities.

Distribution of Completed Art Works/ Multiples/Prints: Multiples or prints retained by Brandywine with be deposited into its permanent collections/archives, offered for distribution to partner institutions as part of the satellite collections program, included in local and traveling exhibitions. The remainder of the multiples/prints will be offered for sale to help fund future visiting artist’s residencies and add to the de Guatemala Scholarship Fund.

The Dream of Joyce de Guatemala: Joyce de Guatemala Bush Vourvoulias was born in Mexico City to Cassius Albert Bush and Martha Bush of Guatemalan heritage. She was a former visiting artist and Board member of Brandywine Workshop who died suddenly in 2000 leaving a legacy of artistic works and service that reflected her interests in the environment and people, especially Latina women artists. She was particularly interested in the plight of those who were geographically or economically isolated and having few opportunities to advance their art careers. Her husband, Jason, who died shortly after Joyce, shared this interest and a passion for the arts. Acting upon the dream of Joyce to bring more Latina women visiting artists to Brandywine for exposure, training and career advancement, the family established the Joyce DeGuatemala and Jason Vourvoulias Scholarship funds to support the goal. In order to fully realize Joyce’s dream, sponsored artists would demonstrate a commitment to furthering their career through the residency opportunity and explore public service through their art.

 

Residency Description: Each artist is asked to think in terms of multiples of an image. In addition to original prints, limited editions of collages, mixed-media works on paper and dimensional works may be considered. The key is to have enough works so that they can be distributed (50/50 with Brandywine) which would leave images available for distribution to public collections, sale to help fund future residencies going forward and placement in the permanent Collection and Archives of Brandywine. In addition to one-half of all images produced, each artist will be provided a budget of $2,500 to be spent on master printer fees, shop assistants, art supplies and materials or services needed. Brandywine’s studio facilities will be provided for their use during a 3-6 month period of execution. Each artist will have access 7 days per week from 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM. Funds must not be used for room, board or travel expenses; the project is intended for artists staying locally.

Eligibility: Artist must be committed to their artistic practice and able to present a portfolio of at least ten (10) images created in the last three years in any artistic medium (they need not be printmakers, but must specialize in a visual art form, including installations and performance –based art work). They should not be currently attending college.

Application

Please submit one email with the following items, with the subject line “Joyce de Guatemala Scholarship Fund Application” :

  • Artist must submit a current resume (1-2 Page minimum) of activities and accomplishments.
  • A short description of your proposed project, if available, and written answers to the following questions on the application form:
    • Why do you think you should be considered for this project?
    • How will your residency help fulfill Joyce’s dream? For more background go to http://www.huipils.com/vourvouliascollection/
    • Since you would be asked to create in multiples and work collaboratively, how will this residency impact your art work and career?
  • Ten images created within the past three years in digital format (No larger than 1920px long side, 72dpi, jpg) by email to prints@brandywineworkshop.com. You may also mail hard copy using a CD of your images to Brandywine Workshop. Be sure to provide with each image or on a separate sheet of paper- title, dimensions, medium and date.

Incomplete applications and those submitted after or before the deadline will not be accepted.

Notification of Acceptance: by email

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