September 11, 2014

Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship: call for applications

San Francisco Art Institute
Allison Miller (2014 Richard Diebenkorn Fellow), Air, 2013. Oil, acrylic,
modeling paste, and pencil on canvas; 48 x 48 inches.

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is seeking applications for the fall 2015 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 semester-long fellowship provides an opportunity for exceptional artists to teach at SFAI and have sufficient time and financial support to pursue their own practice. Since its founding, the Fellowship has left a deep, lasting impression on SFAI’s students. This year’s Fellowship is open to artists who reside in the Bay Area.Artists must apply by the deadline of Monday, November 3. Please see details below about important dates, application fees, eligibility, and process. The Fellow will be announced December 15.

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 Bay Area. (In alternate years, the Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is awarded to artists outside the Bay Area.) The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience and appropriateness to the SFAI mission and curriculum, as well as the quality of their 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 2015 semester, give a public lecture in the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS), and engage with the SFAI community through individual student critiques, academic programs, and activities. Fellows are expected to be in residence full-time during the fellowship, August 31 to December 11, 2015.

Fourteen artists have been awarded this prestigious fellowship since 1998, including Allison Miller, Liam Everett, Josephine Taylor, Iona Rozeal Brown, Shaun O’Dell, Monica Majoli, Polly Apfelbaum, and Brad Brown. See a complete list of recipients here.

How to apply
Only electronic submissions will be accepted:
Applications must include a letter of interest and artist statement, ten images, CV, and two letters of recommendation. The application fee is25 USD.


About San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
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.


Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship: call for applications at San Francisco Art Institute

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