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Apply: Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist

The Doel Reed Center for the Arts in Taos, NM invites applications for the position of Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist for a minimum of two weeks during July 2019.

The visiting artist will be expected to undertake a project, in any medium, that is influenced by and/or reflects the landscape and/or culture of the Southwest. The recipient will interact with students enrolled in Oklahoma State University's Taos class “Jewelry Making in Taos” (July 8-19). Participants in this class will create unique one-of-a-kind jewelry with a distinctly southwestern aesthetic in silver, based upon field trips to museums and historical research sites in Taos and Santa Fe. For a fuller description, see here.

The recipient also will be expected to deliver a public talk and/or demonstration while in Taos and to visit Oklahoma State University to share his/her work, give an artist’s talk, and conduct a community workshop. The honorarium is $5,000.The Center will provide the artist with housing and studio space in Taos for two to three weeks and cover the expenses associated with the recipient’s Stillwater stay. 

The deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019. 
To apply: send a curriculum vitae, ten images of your work, a one-page residency proposal, and a one-page proposal describing the student engagement in both the Taos course and the Stillwater visit to Carol Moder, Director, Doel Reed Center for the Arts at