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Applications Open for Artist-in-Residence Program at the Denver Botanic Gardens

by Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski, posted by Deb Shaw

The Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art has openings for three botanical artists/illustrators for their artist-in-residence program. Each residency is for one of the following six-week periods in 2015: April 20 – May 29; June 15 – July 24; August 10 – September 18. Accepted illustrators/artists are expected to spend five days per week on site at the Denver Botanic Gardens, although it can vary depending on agreement with the Gardens.

On-site resources include outdoor studio space, access to the Gardens’ library, herbaria, classroom and Science Pyramid. Residency contributions can include:

  1. online blog participation

  2. Open Studios and presentation of works-in-progress

  3. work produced during the residency

  4. educational workshops

  5. demonstrations to the public

The residency provides a stipend of $3,000. for each of the selected illustrator/artists to be used for housing and materials. One completed original work from each illustrator/artist will become property of Denver Botanic Gardens.

Applications are due by March 16, 2015. The application form may be found on the Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art blog, at: Selections will be announced March 30, 2015. Applications should be emailed with “Illustrator in Residency 2015” in the subject line.

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