Call Detail
SCG Artist Residency
Entry Deadline: 3/1/24
Days remaining to deadline: 86
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: National
State: California
Event Dates: 8/3/24 - 8/24/24
Budget: 10,000

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:

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

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.

Application Requirements

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.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to all artists in the United States 18 years or older!
  • Must not have been selected for an SCG Residency at Blue Line before
  • All forms of art making and mediums will be considered for this opportunity.