Webb School of Knoxville
Webb School of Knoxville
Artist in Residence
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The Artist in Residence Program

Webb School is a Pre K-12 private school of about 1,000 students located in Knoxville, Tennessee. We have been hosting two visiting visual artists a year since 2001. Visiting artists arrive in October or February and spend five weeks on campus. 

During their tenure, artists work half of each day on their own work and spend the other half interacting formally with students in art classes. These interactions are collaboratively planned with one of the six visual arts teachers on campus: one Lower School teacher, two Middle School teachers, and three Upper School teachers. Visitors are required to mount an exhibition during their stay and are asked to donate a representative artwork to the school’s visiting artist study collection. In exchange, they are provided with part of a classroom space to call their own to work in. Webb's facilities include a well-equipped digital lab, wood shop, darkroom, kilns, and print presses for our visiting artists to use.

Visiting artists have 24-hour access to their work spaces, as well as access to workout facilities and library privileges. They are housed in an extended stay hotel about two miles from campus, and their lunch is provided on school days. Travel expenses are provided for and visitors receive a $3,900 stipend for their five-week stay.

How to Apply

To apply for Webb's Artist in Residence Program, please send the following to Todd Johnson.

  • Letter of interest/intent
  • Resume
  • List of references and phone numbers
  • A link to your website

Webb School has an annual March 1st application deadline for the following school year.

Please send all of this information as one PDF document. Digital submissions only.


Visitng artists are housed at the Candlewood Inn and Suites, located at 10206 Parkside Drive Knoxville, TN 37922. The hotel is approximately two miles from Webb's campus and moments away from Knoxville's Turkey Creek Shopping Center and resaurants. 

For more information and photos of the Candlewood Inn and Suites, you can visit their Website.

For more information about Turkey Creek, you can visit their Website

Our Facilities

Webb School has ample space for our visiting artists to use.

A Lower School classroom
Two Middle School classrooms
An Upper School ceramics studio, wood shop, print shop, and digital lab
An Upper School gallery

Lower School Facilities

Lower School Art Classroom

Lower School Art Classroom

Middle School Facilities

Middle School Art Classroom

Middle School Art Classroom

Upper School Facilities

Upper School Woodworking Studio

Upper School Photography Classroom

Upper School Darkroom

Upper School Digital Imaging Classroom

Upper School Visiting Artist Gallery

Upper School Visiting Artist Gallery

Upper School Visiting Artist Gallery

The Artist in Residence Collection

All of Webb's previous Artists in Residence were asked to donate a representative artwork to the school’s visiting artist study collection. This collection in on display in the Webb's Central Building and serves as a constant reminder of the varied and talented artists who have visited our school.

Steed Taylor 2014

Jesse Rubenfeld 2008

Sonya Belofsky 2013

Russell Floersch 2013

Michael Bramwell 2012

Matt Griffin 2012

Cecil McDonald 2011

Chuck Webster 2011

Tricia Alyne 2010

Otis Kriegel 2010

Lori Larusso 2009

Tim Davis 2009

David Wolff 2008

Jeffry Mitchell 2007

Chuck Aydlett 2007

Jason Duvall 2006

Jade Walker 2006

Richard Notkin 2005

Phoebe Toland 2005

Michael St. John 2005

Tara Espinoza 2005

Karen Shaw 2004

Greig Leach 2004

Susan Hamburger 2003

J.S. Bird 2002