Artist Residency






We are currently looking for an artist or maker for our residency program! This person ideally already is a working artist or maker and has product that is already being distributed and sold. What this program aims to achieve is twofold: granting you the opportunity to spend about half of your time on your creative work while also maintaining the ins and outs of Bloom. Not only will you be able to further develop your creative career by giving you the ability to focus on your work, we will provide valuable business experience where you learn how a gallery functions and maintains itself.

If you don’t already know about why it’s amazing to live in Tucker County and Thomas, WV, let’s get you up to speed. Tucker County is 70% public land. We have Black Water Falls State Park, Otter Creek Wilderness, Dolly Sods, and more right around us - all of which are highly inspiring. Thomas, WV features five contemporary focused galleries and many artists and makers working on their career. We have an amazing coffeeshop and music venue among more unique businesses that add to the vibe. Thomas is properly small town West Virginia and has a population of about 600 residents, but is heavy trafficked by tourists from all around. We are remote, yet have a steady flow of people looking for a unique experience.


Here are the facts:

  • Call to contemporary printmakers, painters, clothing designers, leatherworkers, ceramic artists, illustrators, graphic designers, sculptors, and other creative entrepreneurs.

  • Bloom is highly curated and our artist in residence will have a style of work that is congruent with it.

  • This is a six month residency, beginning on Nov 1st, 2019.

  • You will have the ability to take necessary vacation time periodically

  • You must have product that you can either create or already have that can make up your income for the residency.

  • You’ll have no consignment percentage taken out of your product sold

  • We’ll cover the costs of your studio and your apartment rent!

  • We do not discriminate against race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Bloom welcomes all backgrounds and facilitates a safe and encouraging space for all.



Use the form below to tell us who you are and why this person may be you! If you are someone who we think is a good fit, we’ll let you know.

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