Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Artist Residency in TEXAS

If you know anyone who might be interested in our residency program, please forward the message below . Our residency has been enhanced by the inclusion of a true stipend and free housing!

Thank you for your time!

Artist In Residence (one year minimum)
Midwestern State University
Ceramics Department
Dates of Residency: September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014 (the beginning date is flexible from now until September 1)
Application deadline: April 15 (for full consideration) or until position is filled

This self-directed residency is designed to provide a ceramic artist with studio access, as they make the transition from or between academic settings. Furthermore, the program is intended to allow a resident the time and space to pursue a body of work in a creative and energetic environment while enhancing the art program at Midwestern State University. The accepted artist will participate within the ceramics area as an informal collaborator and mentor for students, while working in the common studio space. To see images of the ceramics studio at Midwestern, go to:

Midwestern will provide:
• All materials and firing
• Small office with internet access and storage space
• Studio space in the common 4000 square foot studio area
• 24-hour/7 days per week studio access
• Most university privileges as given to full time faculty (access to workout facility, reserved parking, library access, etc.)
• A small furnished apartment located at a private residence three miles from MSU (details to be discussed during the interview process)
• A minimum stipend of $6000 (to be discussed during the interview process)
• I'm working on the possibility of an exhibition either at a local venue, MSU, or the Wichita Falls Art Museum 
The Resident Artist:
• Will be responsible for 10 hours per week of studio management and maintenance (including but not limited to the following: loading and unloading kilns, clay inventory, mixing clay, mixing glaze and firing kilns, Wichita Falls empty bowls)
• Will teach one continuing education wheel-throwing course per semester
• Will attend opening receptions and special events
• Will be responsible for all non-ceramic related expenses
• Will give one public lecture on her/his work
• Will donate one piece for the permanent collection of MSU
Equipment available to Resident:
• Three large electric kilns
• Two smaller electric kilns
• Large Brent slab roller
• Two extruders
• Three pugmills
• Soldner mixer
• Separate well equipped glaze room
• Two station spray booth
• Materials and clay mixing/storage room
• 18 electric wheels
• One wheelchair accessible wheel
• A 5,000 square foot covered kiln yard furnished with the following:
• Two 40 cubic foot Geil car kilns
• A 30 cubic foot “fast fire” wood kiln
• Two older updraft kilns
• A 30 cubic foot downdraft soda kiln
• A 3 cubic foot cone 10 test kiln
Requirements and application:
A BFA in ceramics is required, an MFA is preferred. All applicant reviews will be based on portfolio review and individual merit.

For initial consideration, please e-mail or make the following available by website/blog by April 15 (we will continue to accept applications until position is filled):
• Letter of interest with a paragraph on what you would like to accomplish while at MSU
• Resume or CV
• Artist's statement 
• 15-20 jpegs of recent work 
• If available, 10 jpegs of student work
• Contact information (email and phone) for 3 references . . . Please make on a former professor
Steve Hilton
Midwestern State University
Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts
3410 Taft Blvd
Wichita Falls, TX  76308
(940) 613.7041
If the opportunity presents itself, please introduce yourself this week in Houston (NCECA). 

Please do not hesitate to call (after NCECA) or email if you have any questions.

(Application deadline: April 15 or until position is filled)

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