Harry D. Forsyth Fellowship

The studio art department is taking applications for the Harry D. Forsyth Fellowship for the Visual Arts for Sweet Briar alumnae who are working in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking or mixed media.

Established in 1999, the fellowship provides a fully funded two-week residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, located across U.S. 29 from Sweet Briar at Mt. San Angelo. In addition, a travel stipend of up to $100 is available.

The fellowship is awarded to an alumna who has demonstrated exceptional ability and commitment in the area of the visual arts. The selected Forsyth Fellow need not have been a studio art major during her time at Sweet Briar, however, she should be seriously pursuing work in the visual arts. Applicants are judged based on achievement or promise of achievement as evaluated by review of work samples, references and resume.

The deadline for application is May 15, 2013. The VCCA application may be downloaded at vcca.com/main/apply. To apply, please submit a printed copy of the completed application along with a letter of interest and the requested materials to:

Laura Pharis
Chair, Studio Art Department
Art Barn
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, Virginia 24595

Please note on the envelope that an application for the Forsyth Fellowship is enclosed.

A panel appointed by the Sweet Briar studio art department and the VCCA will select the recipient. The panel reserves the right to delay the award in the event that there is no suitable applicant.

If awarded, the residency may be scheduled between Oct. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.

For complete details or additional questions, please email [email protected].


“I adored the Forysth Fellowship; it was a phenomenal opportunity to meet successful artists, work on my own personal growth as an emerging artist, plus it was just such an inspiring, distraction-free environment where I was able to paint 24/7 (who doesn’t love that!?)."Brienna Pruce ’04, 2005 Forsyth Fellow