Roger Smith Artist Fellowship 2017

The Roger Smith Hotel is thrilled to announce the Roger Smith Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center.
This award is open to visual artists in the New York Metro area and includes a month-long residency at the
Vermont Studio Center plus an exhibition in the Lobby at the Roger Smith Hotel in Fall 2017.



Application Process and Deadlines:

Application opens: January 1st, 2017
Deadline for application: February 15th, 2017
Exhibition: Fall 2017 (September-December) in the Lobby at The Roger Smith Hotel.
Length of residency: 4 weeks, taken between April and September 2017

All VSC fellowships include: private room in shared housing, private studio space, all meals, and full participation in Vermont Studio Center residency program.
This award is open to visual artists (painting &  2D wall-based work).

Applications are accepted online at:
Choose program: Visual Artist – 2/15/17 Fellowship Applicant

VSC application guidelines require:

– 5-15 images of current work (upload your files in the sequence you would like them to be viewed, with the 5 strongest images first)
– CV
– names and contact information for 2 references

In addition, applicants must also submit a PDF document that contains the following:

– 200 words artist’s statement
-Project proposal (no more than 500 words; please describe your interest in combination residency/exhibition fellowship opportunity and describe the exhibition project you wish to display)
-Describe how your project will be designed for the Lobby at the Roger Smith Hotel exhibition space, taking in to account the space’s floor plan (no more than 300 words; you may embed images if useful)

We highly encourage you to come by the lobby and see the space before you send your application.


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The Roger Smith is a family run hotel in Midtown Manhattan. For over 30 years the owners and employees have been committed to shaping and growing a diverse and organic cultural footprint both within the hotel and beyond. With a continued desire to converse and engage with guests, with New York and places further afield, The Roger Smith Hotel’s creative program seeks to create big opportunities, pleasurable experiences, inspiring happenings and intelligent dialogues.

The Vermont Studio Center was founded by artists in 1984. Our location–situated along the banks of the Gihon River in the historic village of Johnson, Vermont–was chosen with the intention of fostering creativity through community, collaboration, and quiet reflection supported by the unspoiled beauty of the northern Green Mountains.

Over the last 30 years, VSC has grown to become the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the United States. Our mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form.


The VSC Red Mill seen from the Gihon River. Photo credit: Monica Jane Frisell


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