Created in honor of artist Gregory Vita, this artist residency offers a competitive opportunity for emerging and seasoned artists alike who hope to gain more knowledge, improve their skills, and explore new techniques in papermaking. Two artists are selected a year by the Pyramid Atlantic artistic staff. Residents work in a productive community atmosphere alongside other artists and are expected to abide by all studio policies. Housing is not provided, although, upon acceptance, artists will receive information on opportunities of nearby housing.
Selected Artists Receive:
A three month residency in Pyramid Atlantic’s paper studio
Key to studios and 24 hour access
Two papermaking workshops (from our seasonal workshop line-up)
Three (4 hour) lessons in other studios with Pyramid Atlantic’s artistic associates
Storage space and flat file for tools and materials
Use of standard shop supplies
Each applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of his/her work and interest and potential in paper arts. Artists whose work includes papermaking, paper sculpture, paper marbling, book arts, printmaking, (or any combination thereof), are encouraged to apply.
A panel, including members of the Vita family, artists, and arts administrators will jury each round of applications.
About Gregory Vita:
Gregory Vita (1990–2017) was a dedicated, perseverant, and talented papermaker, bookmaker and printmaker. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Corcoran School of Art & Design in Washington D.C. in 2015. Athletic and multi-talented, he enjoyed surfing, skateboarding, and music, which inspired his true passion—art. During his time with Pyramid, he wore many hats: a resident artist, a teacher, our resident skateboarder, and a friend you could share your wildest art ideas with. Thanks to the generosity of Greg’s family and friends, we are proud to offer this artist residency opportunity in his honor.