LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Galt House Hotel is now accepting submissions for its next Artist in Residence who will be named in April 2020. This is the second year for the hotel’s innovative program, which in 2019 has featured Louisville-based abstract artist Gibbs Rounsavall. It is the only Artist in Residence program at a hotel in the region.
The Artist in Residence will receive a working studio in the main corridor of the hotel where the public will view their work as well as observe the artist as they create. In addition, the Galt House will offer the selected artist a monthly stipend and a food and beverage credit within the hotel. At the close of the year-long residency, the artist will leave a legacy piece installed in a public area of the hotel.
The Artist in Residence will work within the hotel, both in studio and at events. Meetings, conventions and weddings at the Galt House will have the option to have the Artist in Residence as an element of their gatherings. If the artist wishes, they may sell their work on hotel premises. Visual artists from across the country are invited to apply.
The Artist in Residence selection committee, comprised of 12 prominent members of Louisville’s arts community, will review samples of submitted work, interview prospective artists and select the finalists.
“Unique, original art is part of the lifeblood of Louisville, and creating and displaying art in public spaces is crucial for keeping that identity alive,” said Mo McKnight, owner of Revelry Boutique Gallery and member of the Galt House Artist in Residence selection committee. “Weaving original art into guests’ experience at the Galt House helps solidify that connection for both locals and visitors alike.”
“We could not be more pleased about the positive impact this program has had on our guest experience over the past several months,” said Patrick Gregory, general manager of the Galt House. “As the Galt House continues its evolution, we look forward to not only fostering the immense talent our community has to offer, but also providing a unique experience to our guests from all over the world.”
Applications may be submitted through Jan. 13, 2020. Program details and applications are located on galthouse.com/our-hotel/artists-in-residence/.