SCG Residency: National Call to Artists


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Deadline: March 1st, 2024


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:


Terms of Residency: 

The selected artist will be required to lead the following activities during the residency from August 3rd through 24th, 2024:

  • Artist Lecture Presentation (1 hour): 
    • Saturday August 17th, 2024 from 4:00-5:00pm during a 3rd Saturday Reception at Blue Line Arts.
  • Open Studio Hours: 
    • for up to two hours per day during gallery hours (Tuesday-Saturday from 11-5pm).
    • Dates and times will be confirmed with the selected artist.
  • School Tours: 
    • 1-2 visits by local students, on-site at Blue Line Arts.
    • Dates and times will be confirmed with the selected artist.
  • 2 Workshops: 
    • Dates and times will be confirmed with the selected artist.
    • For example, previous SCG ART recipients have taught 2 art workshops that are 2 or 3 days long for beginner, intermediate, advanced or all skill levels.  Topics can include but are not limited to: professional development for artists, art techniques and process in a variety of different visual art mediums such as painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, fiber arts, etc.


  • The selected Artist will be awarded studio residence in the Broad Education Gallery at Blue Line Arts for three weeks from August 3rd through 24th, 2024
  • The selected Artist shall receive an Honoraria of $10,000 that will be paid directly to the Artist as follows: 25% upon arrival and 75% upon departure..  
  • The selected artist shall receive a total per diem (for food, etc) in the amount of $1,470
  • There will be an additional budget for reimbursement of qualified travel expenses of up to $1800.

Application Guidelines:

    • Cover Letter: (1-2 pages maximum, PDF format)
      • Addressed to the Selection Committee
      • Provides background on the Artist’s relevant life skills and experience and/or what makes them a good fit for the opportunity, statement of intent regarding how the Artist plans to utilize their time during the residency and why this residency is important to them at this point in their career and/or what the community can learn from them during the residency
    • Workshop Proposals: (2 pages maximum, PDF format)
      • Describes the 2 workshops the Artist proposes to teach to adults (18+ years old) during the residency (1 page for each workshop):
        • Program Description: including an overview of the schedule, artistic quality of the workshop and objectives
        • Which skill level it's designed for and why: beginner, intermediate, advanced and/or all skill levels
        • Teaching Objectives: what will participants walk away with by the end of the workshop experience (knowledge, hand-outs and/or art project, etc.)
        • List of materials, supplies and/or equipment needed for the workshop
    • Curriculum Vitae: (2 pages maximum, PDF format)
      • Demonstrates professional history: exhibition of Artist's work in a variety of public and/or private spaces, has previously delivered artist lectures, has previously taught classes and/or workshops for adults, etc.
    • Artist's Statement: (1 page maximum, PDF format)
      • Provides background information that clarifies submitted work examples: its relevance within contemporary or historical creative practices, contemporary society/issues, and/or the evolution of your creative journey
    • Work Examples: (5-10 high quality images, .png or .jpg format)
      • Images of completed works by the Artist
      • If selected, these photos will be used to promote the artist during the residency
    • Artist Headshot: (1-2 high quality images, .png or .jpg format)
      • Recent portrait photograph of the Artist
      • If selected, these photos will be used to promote the artist during the residency
    • Artist at Work:  (1-2 high quality images, .png or .jpg format)
      • A recent photo of the Artist at work in their studio.  
      • If selected, these photos will be used to promote the artist during the residency.


Important Dates 

Application deadline: Online applications must be submitted by 5:00pm PST on March 1st, 2024

Residency dates: August 3rd through 24th, 2024

Notifications: Results will be sent by 5pm PST on March 20th

Artist Talk and Reception: Saturday August 17th from 4 to 8pm


If you have questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during gallery hours at (916) 783-4117 or at



  • Open to all artists in the United States 18 years or older!
  • Blue Line Arts handles all sales transactions. Non-member artists receive a 50% commission from all gallery sales and members receive a 60% commission.
  • The artist is responsible to pay for all shipping and should have a prepaid label from FedEx or UPS (No US Mail)  for return of artwork.

Legal Agreement:

CONSIGNMENT The Artist will consign to the Gallery the works described in the attached consignment list for exhibition and sale, on the terms and condition set forth in this agreement. The works will be exhibited to the public and to prospective buyers during ordinary business hours and may be exhibited by special appointment. During the Consignment Term, beginning and ending, as shown above, the Gallery has the exclusive right to have and sell the works consigned to the Gallery.

WEBSITE The Gallery may also exhibit the works and other works accepted for website consignment during the Consignment Term and for any additional time as may be agreed, but is under no obligation to do so.

SALES PRICE Gallery will sell the consigned works at the price specified in the consignment list unless the Artist authorizes a lower price, but the Gallery may rely upon verbal authorization from the Artist to sell at a lower price. Artist authorizes Gallery to charge less than the agreed retail price, by giving a 10 percent discount to a professional curator, designer or a regular patron of the Gallery.

COMMISSION The Gallery will be entitled to a commission on sales of works consigned to the Gallery when the sale is agreed during the Consignment Term; on sales of works exhibited on the Gallery’s website when the sale is agreed during the time the work is exhibited on the website; and to a commission on all sales of work, whether or not it is consigned to the Gallery or exhibited on the Gallery’s website, for sales initiated by the Gallery and agreed by the Artist during the Commission Term, beginning and ending as shown above. The commission will be a percentage of the sales price, not including sales tax, as shown above.

PAYMENTS AND TRANSFER The Artist authorizes the Gallery to transfer possession of a work to a buyer upon payment in full of the purchase price, or as may otherwise be agreed by the Gallery and the Artist. The Gallery will credit to itself a portion of any payment for the sale of a work, full or partial, in proportion to its commission, immediately upon receipt of the payment. At the end of a month in which full payment for a work has been received, the Gallery will transfer the Artist’s share of the sales price to the Artist. In the event that the Artist receives funds directly for a sale of a work for on which a commission is owed to the Gallery, the Artist shall pay to the Gallery all funds received for the work to the Gallery until the Gallery’s full commission is paid, and only then may retain any part of the payment price. The Artist grants the Gallery a lien against payments received for a work on which a commissions owed, and any works sold by the Artist, to satisfy the Gallery’s commission. The Artist understands that the Gallery does not maintain separate deposit accounts for the Artist’s funds and the Gallery’s funds.

DELIVERY, PLACEMENT, REMOVAL The Artist will deliver to the Gallery and remove from the Gallery the consigned works at the “beginning” and “ending” of the Consignment Term, during ordinary business hours, or as otherwise may be agreed. The location and placement of the works, and the curatorial design of an exhibition will be left to the sole discretion of the Gallery. With the assistance of the Gallery’s staff, and subject to the Gallery’s right to determine location, placement, and curatorial design, the Artist will install consigned works priced greater than $5,000.00 . The Artist agrees to pick up his/her artwork by the assigned pick up date or else he/she will be charged a fee of $25 for every day the artwork remains in the gallery after the designated pick up date. After 30 days, the artwork will be considered property of Blue Line Arts.

LOSS OR DAMAGE The Artist is solely responsible for loss or damage to a work incurred in transportation, delivery and removal of a work from the Gallery. Both the Artist and the Gallery will maintain insurance for loss or damage to a work while in the Gallery, including loss or damage that may result before and during installation, and during and after un-installation. The Artist’s insurance will be sufficient to cover the fair market value of the work. Under no circumstances will the Gallery be responsible for damage or loss due to moisture, water, sunlight, earthquakes, acts of God, or for damage or loss resulting from war or criminal attacks perpetrated by persons who are not acting as agents of the Gallery. The maximum amount the Gallery may be liable is for the share the Artist would have received if the work had sold during consignment at its fair market value, not to exceed $25,000 per occurrence, as established by prior sales of the Artist’s works.

DEFECTS WARRANTY The Artist warrants that the Consigned Art and other works of art subject to this agreement are free of all defects in materials and workmanship, and when properly installed, shall cause no unreasonable risk to persons or property. The Artist shall notify the Gallery in writing of any installation or safety requirements with respect to each work of art subject to this agreement.

OWNERSHIP AND COPYRIGHT The Artist represents and warrants that the Artist solely created and possesses unencumbered ownership of all consigned works and works to be exhibited on the Gallery’s website, and has an unrestricted right to display and reproduce the works in print and other mediums. The Artist hereby grants the Gallery a license to exhibit, display, and to reproduce images of the works for purposes of sale and publicity in print and other every other medium for dissemination during the Term, and any additional time as may be agreed. The Artist further grants the Gallery a right to reproduce the works in print publications for sale by the Gallery to commemorate the exhibition and other exhibitions, at any time before or after the consignment. All other rights are reserved to the Artist.

INDEMNIFICATION BY ARTIST Artist shall indemnify and hold the Gallery harmless from all claims, damages and losses which arise from the actual or asserted breach by the Artist of the LOSS and DAMAGE, DEFECTS WARRANTY, and OWNERSHIP and COPYRIGHT provisions, above.

INSPECTION OF RECORDS The Artist and the Gallery (or their authorized representatives) shall, upon reasonable notice, have the mutual right to inspect financial records of the other party pertaining to any transaction involving the Artist’s work. IN THE EVENT OF DEATH In the event of the Artist’s death, the executor(s) of the Estate will be bound by the terms of this contract.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the Artist and the Gallery and supersedes all prior negotiations, representations, and agreements whether oral or written. This Agreement may only be amended by written instrument signed by both parties.

GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, and all disputes shall be resolved by a court of competent jurisdiction in Placer County, California.

SHADOW SALE POLICY: If the artwork is sold up to three months after it exhibited at Blue Line Arts and was sold as a direct result of the buyer seeing the piece in that gallery exhibit, the artist must agree to take responsibility to pay Blue Line Arts the referral commission rate of 15% within a reasonable time after the sale.