The Dougherty Arts Center's new Visual Artist Residency Program is a volunteer work exchange that will provide visual artists with the space, facilities, time, and professional interaction to help them develop as practicing artists in exchange for creating outreach opportunities within our community.
Residencies are six months, renewable for a year, and available for emerging and established artists in ceramics and darkroom photography.
We will begin accepting applications for emerging and established artists in both ceramics and darkroom photography on July 1, 2018, with an application deadline of August 1, 2018, and a residency start date of October 1, 2018. Click here to view the submittable application.
For questions about the Visual Artist Residency, please email Sarah German, Education & Outreach Coordinator.
Current Dougherty Visual Artist Residents
Katy David, Emerging Ceramic Artist
Proud Austin native Katy David is known for working with clay, gouache and eggshells, creating abstract images and sculptural forms that evoke coral reefs, geological formations, and colorful landscapes. “I love creating work that invites touch” she says.“I want the viewer to participate in the work, to imagine themselves fully sensate in a fantastical landscape of color, line and texture.” She is currently represented by Troy Campa of Camiba Art Gallery.
Scott Simons, Emerging Ceramic Artist
A fifth-generation Texan and 12-year Austin resident, Scott Simons works in large-scale oil paintings and hand-built porcelain. In his work, subtle architectural elements play against energetic, natural scratches and marks. The interplay and tension between man-made and natural has always been a source of inspiration for Scott. He’s been included in a number of one-and-two person gallery shows and juried exhibitions, and is currently represented by Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas and Guthrie Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans.