This Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice, and 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 the printshop, typeshop, paper studio and/or bindery
Key to studios and 24-hour access
Ten hours of one-on-one technical assistance
A stipend for travel, materials, housing, etc. ($250 two weeks, $350 three weeks, or $500 one month)
Storage space and flat file for tools and materials
Use of standard shop supplies
Each applicant will be judged on the artistic merit of his/her work, interest and potential in printmaking, paper arts and book arts (or a combination thereof), as well as the quality and clarity of his/her plan for the residency. Although previous experience in a Pyramid Atlantic discipline may be helpful to a successful applicant, such experience is not necessary or expected. Artists are also asked to give an artist talk during their residency.
Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month (specify the amount of time in the application)
A panel of professionals including artists, curators, and arts administrators will jury each round of applications.
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. 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.