Artist In Residence Program

The Artist In Residence (AIR) program provides artists with studio space for up to one semester in duration. Studios provided are highly visible and placed in an interactive academic setting. To maximize interaction with academic programs, residency dates will align with the academic calendar.

Apply to Be an Artist In Residence 

Applications are reviewed once yearly in the spring for residencies during the upcoming academic year. See general information about the AIR program (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) , and go to the 2020-2021 Artist In Residence (AIR) Applicationnew window. The deadline to apply is March 16, 2020. 

If you have questions about the program or application procedure, please email Katherine Knight.


Leslie Holt, 2019 fall semester Artist-in-Residence, will present a lecture of her work and process. This lecture is free and open to the public. 

Date: Tuesday, October 1
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: CF 101 Lecture Hall

Bradley Chriss - Fall 2019 Artist in Residence
Bradley Chriss

Bradley Chriss is an internationally exhibiting artist currently living in Appalachia. Bradley received his MFA from American University in 2008 and has exhibited and performed in notable spaces including Gavin Brown's Enterprise@Passerby, Transformer Gallery, Eyebeam, Katzen Arts Center, White Cube, Curator's Office and the Arlington Arts Center.

Website: Bradley Chrissnew window

Open studio hours:

Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Also available by appointment

A Vision of the World
Leslie Holt - Fall 2019 Artist in Residence
Leslie Holt

Leslie Holt is a mixed media artist and educator who exhibits nationally and is represented by David Lusk Gallery in Memphis. Her work has been reviewed and highlighted in New American Paintings # 130, Washington Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Nashville Scene, among other publications. She has received grants from Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. Her recent work combines stains of acrylic paint and embroidery to explore the often private states of extreme emotion caused by war, loss, or mental illness. She has taught on the college level for over 15 years but now mostly teaches in community based settings, primarily teens and adults with disabilities. She is currently Co-director of Red Dirt Studio, a warehouse studio for a group of independently practicing artists and creative professionals in Mt. Rainier, MD.  

Website: Leslie Holtnew window

Open studio hours:

Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Also available by appointment

Demonic Attack
Hysterical Arch After Bourgeois + detail
Unspeakable Kollwitz+4