CALL TO ARTISTS: Artist in Residence
Deadline: Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:00PM CST
The Buchanan Center for the Arts is seeking an artist for the new Artist in Residence program in Monmouth, Illinois. The residence will run from approximately June 1–September 15, 2019. This residence is an opportunity for the artist to engage with the community to create a public mural, teach classes at arts partner locations, as well as create a body of work for exhibition at the end of the program.
The Buchanan Center for the Arts and its members believe that art promotes social innovation, makes valuable contributions to society, and enriches our community. The selected artist will have the opportunity to expand his/her own civic and social practice while teaching and working with our residents to create artwork. The goal of this residence program is to infuse creativity and artistic perspective into everyday life, inspire our community to approach problems with new mindsets, and to support artists who value community building as part of their practice.
Selections will be made based on the criteria listed in the application. A selection panel comprised of members from the Buchanan Center for the Arts board of directors and community arts partners will review all the applications. Finalists may be selected to be interviewed by the selection panel in person or virtually. The selection panel will review all submitted applications within 30 days from the deadline of March 30, 2019. Review of applications will begin Tuesday, April 2, 2019, with a final decision expected by Wednesday, May 1, 2019. For more details and to apply, please click on the link below. Image: Future site of BCA public art mural.
Heath McPherson was born and raised in Snow Camp, North Carolina. He moved to Iowa to study Animal Science at Iowa State University and worked during his college years as a freelance livestock photographer and videographer. In college, he met his wife Lisa and they currently reside in Danville, Iowa, with their four children Hayleigh, Hayden, Liam, and Lorelei. In 2013, after winning Best in Show at the Des Moines County Open Photography Contest, McPherson began to make his prints available to the public. His work captures unique perspectives found in nature as well as Midwestern history, and is available for purchase in the BCA gift shop. Find out more about Heath and his work on Facebook.
TOWN & COUNTRY ART SHOW
Each year hundreds of students in the Tri-County area submit their artwork to our annual Town & Country Art Show. In its 51st year, Town & Country Art Show displays a wonderful collection of artwork from talented, young artists. The Buchanan Center for the Arts is honored to exhibit their artwork and we invite you join us in the BCA gallery for two special events—OFTA Gallery Talk 10am Wednesday, March 13, and 2-4pm Saturday, March 16, for the Opening Reception with awards presented at 3pm. Artist credit: Elise Fippinger Implode 2018 Town & Country Best of Show. Click on the link below for the list of 2019 award winners.