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Suzie Viemeister Emerging Artist 2022 Residency Program

The Bower Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of The Suzie Viemeister Emerging Artist Program for 2022. This studio residency program has been established through the generosity of the Viemeister family to continue the legacy of Suzie Viemeister, exceptional Philanthropist and prolific supporter of the arts in Bedford. Suzie had long inspired many in Bedford and the region with her unlimited enthusiasm and commitment to helping and supporting the arts. As a generous champion for painters, sculptors, and other artists, a fund was established to continue her legacy.


Artists may submit applications beginning on December 13, 2021, through January 31, 2022 by submitting the requirements below to  The announcement of the Emerging Artist award will take place in February 2022 with the residency scheduled to begin in February.  This program is intended to support promising artists in their formative years ages 17+ committed to advancing their own work and professional careers. New this year, the program will be accepting applications from area High School Seniors. Artists may not have had previous exhibits or sold his/her work in a gallery or gallery environment and may have been active 5 years or less.


Aric Bryant 2019 Emerging Artist Interview

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