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is a unique urban Artist in Residency program in which emerging visual artists who are members of the
Paseo Arts Association can apply for a 
yearlong on-site residency in Oklahoma City’s premier downtown
landmark hotel, the Skirvin Hilton.

The Skirvin’s Artist Residency program offers a working art studio and gallery that is open to the public
during established business hours as well as a $1,000 per month stipend and complimentary meals in
the hotel to a selected artist each year. 



*** Please take special care to label filenames with your last name and title of document. (Ex. Smith_SPACE_Cover_Letter) ***

1)  In order to be considered for the SPACE Artist in Residency program each applying artist must complete an application online.

2)  Each artist is required to include a current resume or CV in his/her application including documentation of any and all arts-related coursework.

3)  A brief 200 word proposal that outlines the artistic concept, relevance, and trajectory of the proposed body of work that is to be created during the residency. In order to add value to the experience of hotel guests and visitors, your proposal should lend itself to interaction and how you intend to draw guests in.

4)  An Artist Statement must be included in the application.

5)  A cover letter describing relevant qualifications and why the Skirvin Paseo Artist in Residency program is appropriate for the creation of your body of work. The letter must also explain the extent of your experience in the materials and processes used as well as a brief statement about aesthetics and working methods.

6)  Documentation of any teaching experience.

7)  Two written professional references from the regional art community supporting your application.

8)  Additionally the application may include catalogues, review, and other publications about your art.

9)  Selected drawings of the body of work you intend to produce during the residency.

10) A Dropbox is linked to the Wufoo application and should include 10 high- resolution (300 dpi or greater) clearly identified digital images in a jpeg format. Image files should be titled with the artist’s last name and work’s title.

*** Please take special care to label filenames with your last name and title of document. (Ex. Smith_SPACE_Cover_Letter) *** 


1) Deadline for Entries - July 28, 2017 at 11:59pm
2) Notification of Finalists - August 11, 2017
3) Artist interviews with PAA Committee - Tuesday, August 15
4) Three finalists interviews with Skirvin Mgt. - TBA
5) SPACE artist selected - August 31, 2017
6) 2017-2018 Residency Begins - October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
7) Residency ends - September 30, 2018


1) The candidate must be available for in-person interviews.

2) Finalists must be able to exhibit examples of their work during the interviewing process.


A representative of the Paseo Arts Association will notify the successful applicant. That notification will be followed with an official letter from the Skirvin Hotel and contract.


Responsibility for Loss or Damage, Insurance Coverage. The Skirvin Hotel shall be responsible for the safekeeping of all consigned Artworks while they are in its custody. The Skirvin shall be strictly liable to the Artist for their loss or damage (except for damage resulting from flaws inherent in the Artworks) to the full amount the Artist would have received from the Skirvin if the Artworks had been sold. The Skirvin shall provide the Artist with all relevant information about its insurance coverage for the Artworks if the Artist requests this information. The Artist is responsible for insuring items while they are in transit to the Skirvin. Sending an entry to this exhibition shall imply an agreement on the part of the Artist to all conditions set forth above.


Participating artists will price their work, which will be included with their submissions. All works must be for sale. The Paseo Arts Association will receive a 10% commission on all works sold.