March 13, 2017

In-Depth: Summer Studio Residency

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Courtesy of the San Francisco Art Institute.

SFAI’s Summer Studio Residency program combines the benefits of a prestigious artist’s residency with the rigor of graduate-level study in the arts. Unique for its demanding critique structure, individualized support, and personalized engagement with internationally recognized artists and scholars, the residency is an eight-week intensive specifically designed for undergraduates or recent baccalaureate graduates who wish to advance and refine their work. The location of the program in San Francisco—a vibrant community with world-class museums, a robust emerging artist scene, and breathtaking natural resources—offers students an uncommon urban experience.

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Students who pursue this residency must have significant studio experience and demonstrate a readiness for graduate-level work through their statement of intent, project proposal, and portfolio.

Residency includes
–Three units of upper-division undergraduate college credit;
–Studio space at SFAI’s historic Chestnut Street campus;
–Professional and conceptual development through the residency seminar, a weekly critique, and discussion course;
–Access to campus facilities and technical support services, including painting studios, printmaking studios, sculpture studios, darkrooms, digital imaging or film processing equipment, and film/video editing suites;
–Attendance at the Graduate Lecture Series (GLS), with one-on-one studio visits from acclaimed series guests and other visiting artists;
–Excursions to museums, galleries, and art spaces;
–Culminating group exhibition at Diego Rivera Gallery;
–Access to SFAI’s public programs, which include exhibitions, symposia, and special events;
–Option of enrolling in additional undergraduate courses and tutorials (additional tuition cost); and
–Access to available housing in SFAI’s residence hall (additional cost).

Residency includes

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How to apply
All applicants must submit the following materials electronically.
–Residency application form
A statement of intent or project proposal
–Ten examples of work (digital images)
–Two recommendation letters from faculty members of the applicant’s home institution

How to apply

About the seminar leader
Terry Powers is a painter who lives and works in San Francisco. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and his MFA from Stanford University in 2013. He teaches at numerous locations around the Bay Area, including San Francisco Art Institute, Stanford, and California College of Art.

About the seminar leader
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Powers was recently announced as the recipient of the 2017 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship. Established in 1998 by the family of renowned painter Richard Diebenkorn, who studied and taught at SFAI beginning in the 1940s, this fellowship makes it possible for a contemporary artist to both teach at SFAI and pursue independent studio work.

2017 Graduate Lecture Series
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About the San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), founded in 1871, is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious institutions in the practice and study of contemporary art. As a diverse community of working artists and scholars, SFAI provides students with a rigorous education and preparation for a life in the arts through an immersive studio environment, an integrated liberal arts and art history curriculum, and critical engagement with the world. Committed to educating artists who will shape the future of art, culture, and society, SFAI fosters creativity and original thinking in an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary context.

About the San Francisco Art Institute

SFAI offers BFA, BA, MFA, and MA degrees, a dual MA/MFA degree, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and a range of exhibitions, public programs, and public education courses. Notable past faculty and alumni include Lance Acord, Ansel Adams, Kathryn Bigelow, Enrique Chagoya, Angela Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Annie Leibovitz, Barry McGee, Manuel Neri, Catherine Opie, Peter Pau, Laura Poitras, Clifford Still, and Kehinde Wiley.


Call for applications: Summer Studio Residency 2017 at San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)

Call for applications: Summer Studio Residency 2017 at San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)Call for applications: Summer Studio Residency 2017 at San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
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