Art Professor Awarded Month-Long Residency at Vermont Studio.
An art professor at Emory & Henry College has been awarded a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt. during January 2011.
Charles Goolsby is working on a new series of oil paintings that explore landscapes that have been significantly altered through human intervention.
The residency is designed to offer artists and writers the gift of uninterrupted work time to pursue their creative projects. Painters and other two-dimensional media artists receive a private studio of approximately 300 square feet in one of four painting and mixed-media studio buildings.
Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. The Studio Center provides four-to-twelve week residencies on an historic 30 building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.
Goolsby's work has been featured in more than 40 solo exhibitions throughout the southeastern United States at various college, university, fine arts center and commercial galleries. He has been awarded fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Goolsby's paintings have been published by New American Paintings and Oxford American Magazine.