San Francisco Art Institute (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Applicants: Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, Fall 2017

PrintSan Francisco Art Institute (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Applicants: Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, Fall 2017

Deadline: September 30th, 2016

Fellowship Dates: August 28th – December 8th, 2017

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is currently seeking applications for the fall 2017 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship. Established in 1998 by the generosity of the family of painter Richard Diebenkorn—both an alumnus and longtime faculty member of SFAI—the Fellowship provides an opportunity for artists to teach at SFAI and have sufficient time and financial support to sustain their practice. Through its semester-long structure, the Fellowship not only offers each participating artist an invaluable opportunity to further their own practice, it also leaves a deep, lasting impression on SFAI’s students.

The 2017 Fall Fellowship is open only to artists who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eligibility: Applications are sought from early to mid-career artists who have an established body of work and exemplary exhibition record in the media of painting and drawing. Applicants must reside within the San Francsico Bay Area. (In alternate years, the Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is awarded to United States residents outside of the Bay Area.) The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience, their appropriateness to the SFAI community, and the quality of work and written statements.

Fellowship Award: The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow will receive $25,000. USD in compensation to teach two courses in the fall 2017 semester, give a public lecture in the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, and engage with the SFAI community through individual student critiques, academic programs, and activities.

How to apply: Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must include a letter of interest, artist’s statement, 10 images of work, CV, and three references. The application fee is $25. USD. The chosen applicant for the fellowship will be announced October 28th, 2016.

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About: Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), a nonprofit art institution, is a vital convening place for arts communities and an international leader in fine arts education. A small school with global impact—notable faculty and alumni include Richard Diebenkorn, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Enrique Chagoya, Kathryn Bigelow, Peter Pau, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Catherine Opie, Lance Acord, Barry McGee, and Kehinde Wiley—SFAI enrolls approximately 650 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, and offers a wide range of continuing education courses and public programs.

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133


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