The Plough Gallery Artist-In-Residence Program in Tifton, Georgia is an offering of space and time to foster creativity in diverse media as means to enrich the artist as well as the greater community. ---- Plough Gallery, LLC 216 Eighth Street West Tifton, Georgia 31794 229.396.4200 firstname.lastname@example.org
The PloughAIR Artists-in-Residence Program was established in 2017. The program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply. Each year, one artist is selected to participate in the program. Artists are given a private well lit studio with climate control, a basic work table, shelving and sink. Professional development opportunities are made available though funding and networking sources. At the conclusion of the program, the resident exhibits their work in Plough Gallery and have opportunities to sell their work through the Plough Gallery Online Store.
Meet Sarah Moore, current A-I-R at Plough Gallery. Originally from Pennsylvania now living in South Georgia, Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art degree from Valdosta State University in 2018. She can be found making pottery in her studio at 216 West 8th Street in Tifton Tuesday-Thursday from 1-6 PM. Stop by and meet Sarah and let her show you around the gallery.
"After graduation I struggled, as many artists do, to find a space to make the art I am passionate about. Settling into my own studio at Plough Gallery has been such a blessing. The freedom and space I was given to work independently has allowed me to push myself, and my body of work, to exciting new places. It both humbles and amazes me to look back at my undergrad work and see how much I have grown my skills and confidence in a relatively short period of time. Feedback from Mark and Glenn reassures me in my efforts and challenges me to keep exploring and taking risks. I currently make functional pottery where my forms serves as a canvas for the type of whimsical, lighthearted imagery that makes my heart happy. As I go forward I plan to use my time at Plough Gallery to hone my style and create a body of work I can use to apply to graduate schools."
Previous Artists-In-Residence at Plough Gallery
Shelby Nicole Evans PloughAIR Artist-In-Residence from August 2017 to August 2018
Shelby in her studio at Florida State University. Follow her in Instagram: @acquiringshelby
Shelby Evans is an award-winning writer residing in South Georgia. She is an advocate for rural spaces and art everywhere. Shelby obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Rural Studies Writing and Communication from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Her senior research focused on artists in rural areas. She plans on sharing her research in writing and through a mini-documentary. She co-owns and operates WordWorks Media Management, LLC. Shelby is currently pursuing her Masters Degree (Masters Of Fine Art in Studio Art) at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.
"I am humbled and honored to be Plough Gallery's first Artist in Residence. For the past year and a half, I have worked with artists to tell their stories and share their experience as an artist in a rural community. These are people I admire and respect for honing their craft and sharing it. Now, I will be one of them. As a resident at Plough Gallery, I have been given the time, space, and encouragement to create. And that's exactly what I will do. I can't wait to share with the community my passion for self-expression, critical examination, and arts accessibility." -- Shelby Nicole Evans