Artists in Residence

Now accepting applications for 2022-2023 Artists-in-Residence! Scroll for more information.

2021-2022 Artists-in-Residence

We are happy to announce our 2021-2022 Artists-in-Residence! These four talented artists will bring their skills to the classroom and the studio, teaching and creating during their residency period at the Armory. Click their names to learn more about each artist.

Kim Rae Taylor: Painting, Drawing, & 2D Media

Jennifer Kaplan: Ceramics

Maria Camera-Smith: Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Jamie Rodriguez: Sculpture

The 2021-2022 Artist-in-Residence program is sponsored by the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation

2022-2023 Artists-in-Residence Program

The Armory Art Center invites artists to apply to the Armory’s nine month Artist-in-Residence Program. This highly competitive program attracts a diverse group of emerging artists with varied disciplines who have at least a BFA. Artists-in-Residence are responsible for teaching classes to our students and community, and have the opportunity to refine their teaching skills while instructing workshops and eight-week classes. The Armory provides each resident artist a studio space where they can develop their own work, with the opportunity to exhibit their work at the end of their tenure. Artists-in-Residence receive a generous monthly stipend and are paid for teaching and extracurricular events in the community.

For full program overview and requirements, please see the application below.


August 29, 2022 – May 27, 2023


2D: Seeking artists in 2-dimensional media such as digital media, painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber, and/or multi-media. Resident will also be responsible for booking models for open sketch sessions, monitoring open sketch, and assisting with departmental special projects as needed.

Jewelry and Metalsmithing: Seeking a jewelry/metalsmith knowledgeable in advanced soldering fabrication techniques, some forming methods using various stakes/hammers, surface finishes & patinas, centrifugal or vacuum casting, hydraulic press, enameling, stone setting & or 3-D rendering.

Ceramics: Seeking potters or clay sculptors competent in wheel throwing, hand building, firing reduction, raku, soda, and electric kilns.

Sculpture: Seeking sculptors competent in reductive processes, welding (MIG, TIG, SMAW, Oxy/Acetylene gas welding), forging, mold making, and/or casting. Materials relevant to the department include, stone, wood, clay, metal, and mixed media.

All applicants must have at least 25 hours experience teaching in a studio environment, which includes teacher’s assistant (TA).


  • Facility hours: daily, nightly, and weekend access however some restrictions might exist due to COVID-19 safety protocol
  • Production studio area
  • Participation in the Artist-in-Residence group exhibition
  • Competitive monthly stipend
  • Additional income and teaching opportunities in Armory classes, Armory private classes, and community programs
  • Workshop attendance and/or assistance opportunities with visiting master artists
  • Access granted to studios outside your assigned department