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Applying to Artist Residencies with Jeff Wilson

Granville Island
Sat, October 21, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sat, October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Art residencies are one of those things that serious artists do, but it is often unclear what is actually involved & how to get them.

Jeff will describe the typical range of residency characteristics, how to apply for them, and discuss personal examples of residencies completed & secured

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Granville Island or contact them at 604‑736‑7028 to register.

Jeff Wilson was born in 1969 in Edinburgh, Scotland to working-class parents. He trained as a structural geologist in the UK and worked in mineral exploration around the world, settling in Vancouv er in 2004. Evening classes at Emily Carr University kickstarted a hobby that became a full-time art practice in 2013.

Jeff has produced a number of painting collections in recent years, covering diverse subjects as including, working vehicles, neon signs, animal portraits, the Shetland Islands and the Vancouv er’s people & urban landscape. These have exhibited across a wide range of public galleries in BC, Alberta and WA State, including Gibsons Public Art Gallery, the Smithers Art Gallery, the ACT Gallery, Okotoks Art Gallery, Bellingham City Hall and the UW Law School in Seattle.

In addition to over 20 solo shows, Jeff has received a number of awards, including a Finalist in the inaugural Saltspring National Art Prize, and two Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants from the Vancouver Foundation. Jeff has completed arts residencies at the Booth in Shetland, Parks Canada’s Art in the Park, and is confirmed for the Wallace Stegner House later this year. His work is held in numerous private and public collections, including BC Children's Hospital, Firehall Arts Centre, Forum Capital partners, MOI Solicitors, Salmon Arm Art Gallery, SimplexGrinnell, Smithers Art Gallery, the Town of Okotoks, Union Gospel Mission, VGH Foundation, Victoria Gold Corp. and Western Potash Corporation.

Jeff Wilson lives and works in Vancou ver.


Applying to Artist Residencies
Applying to Artist Residencies
Applying to Artist Residencies