SCG Artist in Residence & Teaching Program


Placer Community Foundation (PCF) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation which manages the Susan Cooley Gilliom Artist in Residence & Teaching Program (SCG ART Program).  In partnership with PCF the program is housed through Blue Line Arts in Roseville, CA.

The SCG ART program brings established artists to Placer County for the purpose of teaching and sharing their artistic talents and experience to the greater community. The program was lovingly established at PCF in memory of a local artist, Susan Cooley Gilliom, by her family.  Both Susan and her mother took part in workshops from established and talented artists.  They appreciated the perspective and expertise it offered their own work and wanted similar opportunities afforded to local artists, art students, art educators and art enthusiasts in Susan’s hometown and county.

To learn more about this program and a list of past artists, visit: http://placercf.org/visiting-artist/

This opportunity is now open for Local Artists living in any of the following counties: Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter and Butte.  


The selected Artist will maintain studio residence at Blue Line Arts for three weeks, for which the Artist shall receive an Honorarium in the amount of $10,000.  

Residency Period: Friday, August 19th – Saturday September 10th, 2022

  • Artist Lecture Presentation: Saturday August 20th, 2022 during 3rd Saturday Reception from 4-5pm.
  • Artist Demos/Open Studio Hours: 4 weekdays during gallery hours, times to be confirmed with selected artist.
  • School Tours: 1-3 visits by local students, to be confirmed with selected artist.
  • Workshop(s): to be confirmed by selected artist.  Previous SCG ART recipients have taught 2-3 day art workshops for beginner, intermediate, advanced or all skill levels.  

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Notifications sent: Friday, June 10th, 2022

Your online application form must include the following:

  • Cover Letter describing the workshop(s) you wish to conduct, including materials and equipment required for participants (1-2 pages maximum, PDF format)
  • A Curriculum Vitae (1-2 pages maximum, PDF format)
  • An Artist’s Statement (1 page maximum, PDF format)
  • Artist Work Examples: 5-10 high quality digital images of Artist’s work
  • Artist Headshot: a recent portrait head photograph of the artist (1-2 images maximum)
  • Artist at Work: A recent photo of the Artist at work in their studio (1-3 images)
  • Any other documentation of Artist’s work on video or via website link is welcomed but not required

Selection of the artist is made in accordance to the following:

  • Exhibition of Artist’s work in a variety of public and private spaces;
  • Proven experience teaching and/or lecturing to diverse audiences and artistic levels;
  • Artistic quality of the proposed workshop;
  • Committee selection seeks to include accomplished visual artists working in a range of media 





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