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Learn, engage, and apply to our Artist in Residence Program.

Residency Apply


Residency at Art Barn School of Art provides ample opportunity for artists to experiment, explore and create in a creative environment.  


The purpose of the ABSA Artist In Residency (AIR) program is to provide visiting artists with the opportunity to build relationships with other artists and to disconnect from their typical life routines and connect with their creative self. This program encourages early career artists who embrace community, are highly self-motivated and enjoy working in a team environment to apply.


Resident artists will bring unique perspectives and experiences to Art Barn through engagement with students and visitors. As a resident you will become part of the fabric of ABSA. While continuing focused pursuit of your creative work, residents will also have opportunities to teach, provide studio support, and actively participate in the diverse studio communities that make up Art Barn School of Art. 

Accepting applications for Summer 2024 starting Jan. 1, 2024



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Oct. 10 - Nov. 20, 2021

About the Artist:


Artist Samantha Purze was born and raised in Michiana Shores, Indiana. She received a BFA in Ceramics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2019 and completed a Ceramics Post Baccalaureate Certificate at Indiana University Southeast in 2021. Sam began her professional career in 2016 when she kickstarted a community ceramics studio for The Dunes Art Foundation called “The Clay Cabin” and served as their studio manager, technician, and instructor for 4 years.


Sam has exhibited work in eleven US states and currently works as an intern for, an evolving independent network of contemporary artists. She is passionate about providing communities with artistic opportunities through non-profit art organizations and many of her work experiences depict her involvement in such. Sam’s professional objective is to educate, popularize, and demonstrate the ceramic arts while developing her own work through continued studio practice.

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