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Volume 24, Number 5 — May 2017

Goolsby Awarded Residency at Vermont Studio Center

Charles Goolsby is working on a new series of oil paintings that explore landscapes that have been significantly altered through human intervention during a residency in Vermont.
Charles Goolsby is working on a new series of oil paintings that explore landscapes that have been significantly altered through human intervention during a residency in Vermont.

March 01, 2011

EMORY, VA — Charles Goolsby, an art professor at Emory & Henry College, was the recipient of a month-long residency during January 2011 at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.

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-12 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.