Collaboration between Washington University in St. Louis and the Saint Louis Art MuseumThe College & Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Saint Louis Art Museum invite applications for the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship. Two fellowships will be awarded – one from Fall 2011–Spring 2012, and a second from Fall 2012–Spring 2013.
Position: Each fellowship is open to an emerging or mid-career artist who has not yet been featured in a solo exhibition at a major national or international museum. Artist Fellows will make two visits during an academic year — one month each semester. Visits typically take place from mid-October to mid-November in the fall semester and mid-March to mid-April in the spring semester. Artists will work approximately eight hours per week, primarily with graduate art students, and will teach a graduate seminar one evening per week. In the spring of their fellowship year, artists will present new work in a solo exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum and will deliver one public lecture at the College of Art or the Museum. An MFA or equivalent, teaching experience, and a growing record of exhibitions and/or publications is required. Preference will be given to candidates possessing knowledge and interest in historical and contemporary art issues across disciplines.
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is a unique collaboration in architecture, art, and design education, linking professional studio programs with a university art museum within the context of a nationally prominent research university. Washington University, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students to seek new knowledge and greater understanding in an ever-changing, multicultural world.
The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Recent Freund Fellows exhibited in the Museum’s Currents series, which focuses on the work of contemporary artists, include Ellen Gallagher, Matthew Buckingham, Cameron Martin, Angelina Gualdoni, Sarah Oppenheimer, Claudia Schmacke, Bruce Yonemoto, and Ian Monroe.
Compensation: Each fellow will receive an honorarium of 6,500 USD per visit in addition to housing and transportation to and from St. Louis.
Application Procedure: A letter of application, resume, CD (including examples of student work if possible), names and addresses (USPS and email) of three references, and SASE should be sent to: Patricia Olynyk, Chair, Freund Fellowship Search Committee, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1031, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.
Application Deadline: Applications received by January 8, 2011, will be considered for an interview at the College Art Association (CAA) conference held in New York in February 2011. Reviews will continue until filled. Washington University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and encourages applications from, and nominations of, women and minority candidates.