USM Art Department

Artist-in-Residence Program

Artist-in-Residence Program                                                                                                 Visit our AIR Collection

      The University has had a successful Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program since 1986. Students are directly involved with the artist through a flexible course specially designed by the AIR.

      The residency occurs for at least seven weeks during the Spring semester, which runs from mid-January through mid-May. The Artist-in-Residence is expected to make a significant work of art during the residency which will become part of the permanent collection of the University of Southern Maine to be placed on campus; give one public presentation; be available for discussions with faculty and students; and teach approximately 6-10 students as a class and/or supervise a similar number of students independently on a directed project. An exhibition opportunity at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham is usually offered to the AIR .

                   Artist-in-Residence applications are not being accepted at this time.

2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

April 18-May 2
USM Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, April 18, 6-8 pm

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