Denbo Fellowship Program
The Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. This Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
Selected artists will receive:
- Up to one month of access to a state-of-the-art printshop, paper studio or bindery (specify amount of time & studio(s) needed in application)
- Key to studios and 24 hour access
- Ten hours of one-on-one technical assistance or one workshop
- Storage space and flat file for tools and materials
- Use of standard shop supplies
- $500 stipend to be used for travel, housing, materials, etc.
Each applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of his/her work, interest and potential in printmaking, paper arts and book arts (or combination thereof), as well as the quality and clarity of his/her plan for the residency. Although previous experience in a PAAC discipline may be helpful to a successful applicant, such experience is not necessary or expected. Artists are also expected to give a brief gallery talk about their work during their residency.
- Residency Length: minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month (specify amount of time in application)
- Facilities: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is the premier community-access printmaking, papermaking and book arts workshop in the region. Please see our facilities page for more information.
- Selection Process: A panel of professionals including artists, curators, and arts administrators will jury each round of applications.
The Denbo Fellowship application is now online at pyramidatlanticartcenter.slideroom.com. Hardcopy and email submissions are not accepted. Applications are reviewed three times per year: September, December, and February.
Spring/Summer Fellowships: April, May & June 2014
Deadline: February 14, 2014
Notification: February 21, 2014
Fall Fellowships: September, October & November 2014
Deadline: July 1, 2014
Notification: July 15, 2014
About Beverly Denbo
Beverly Denbo (1942-2011) was born in New York City and had a love of art from an early age. She earned a degree in art history from the University of Michigan. After moving to Bethesda in the early 1970s, she became actively involved in the Washington Metro area arts community. She got her hands dirty planting trees and flowers as part of Bethesda Evergreen, including serving as President during the early stages of that organization’s history. Later, she sat on the Boards of Pyramid Atlantic and other arts organizations, including VisArts, The Round House Theatre, and James Renwick Alliance.
Bev also volunteered for many other local non-profit organizations. She was a founding member of Bethesda Urban Partnership and a member of Leadership Montgomery, Committee for Montgomery, Community Bridges, Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail, Graffiti Abatement Partners and the Friendship Heights Coordinating Committee. When she wasn’t working to help improve Montgomery County’s arts’ environment, Bev enjoyed making pottery, studying at Hinckley Pottery Studio in Adams Morgan.
Bev was particularly proud of her involvement with Pyramid Atlantic and would be so thrilled to know that her name would be associated with a fellowship designed for the betterment of the arts community.