APPLY 8.1.19 - 9.1.19



Sager Braudis Gallery is situated in the heart of Columbia, Missouri’s North Village Arts District and features rotating monthly exhibits of regionally, nationally,  and internationally acclaimed artists, curated with the driven imperative of enrichment through visual art. Represented artists range from mid-century masters—such as Pablo Picasso and Leonor Fini—to emerging and established contemporary artists working in a variety of media. Sager Braudis Gallery’s programming proudly boasts museum-quality curation in a gallery setting, with knowledgeable staff offering art-historical context, curatorial and collection-building advice, and a welcoming atmosphere for artwork viewing, discussion, and acquisition. Columbia, Missouri is known for its active, highly-educated, collaboratively-minded arts community, as home to 3 colleges including the University of Missouri, and numerous active studios and educational/creative events.

As a host and a representing agent for artists, an important mission of the gallery is to seek out, bring, and promote diverse artistic voices and skilled, innovative use of media, while maintaining an expectation of impeccable craftsmanship and thorough conceptualization and design. Furthermore, it is the shared belief of the curatorial team that art can be both a powerful connecting factor and a necessary tool of argument and challenge within the larger, cultural conversation. 

The Sager Braudis Gallery Residency Program exists to offer the space, time, and feedback necessary for artists to efficiently develop an informed body of work. Applicants may propose work in any media and on the subject of their choosing, exhibiting the background knowledge to work independently, as well as the intent to push current ideas and techniques into new territory. 


WINTER SESSION    December 1, 2019 - February 22, 2020

SPRING SESSION    March 1 - May 24, 2020

SUMMER SESSION  May 31 - August 23, 2020

FALL SESSION  August 30 - November 28, 2020

Applicants may choose any/all sessions for which to apply, but each applicant chosen will be accepted for only one session.

2 artists per session will be accepted, sharing a 2 bedroom, 2 bath living space and a 1 room studio space,* with 24/7 key access to the secure studio.

Collaborating duos of artist are encouraged to apply. Artists applying individually will be equally considered and, if accepted, thoughtfully paired by the gallery team. Individual applicants should share any roommate-related constraints and must plan to attend alone.

All rent and utilities are covered by the residency. The studio may be arranged and equipped by the artists in whatever manner serves the work. Residents will be responsible for travel to and from Columbia, local transportation, meals, and studio supplies and equipment.


In exchange for studio rent, room and board, and networking/collaborative/critique opportunities, the resident will commit to: 

• Production of a body of work for exhibition the following year (8-12 works, approved by curatorial team), to be consigned to the gallery

• A selection of artwork (mutually agreed upon) to become the property of Sager Braudis Gallery at the end of the residency period, roughly equivalent to 3 medium-sized original paintings (see proposal details below)

• Weekly studio visits (by appointment) by gallery crew and interested patrons

• 20 hours of logged creative work each week

• Exit interview and final review of artwork produced at the end of the residency period, with full gallery staff


To apply, submit the following by email to, subject “Residency.” Email body should include your full contact information; all materials should be included as attachments (no links, please).

• Artist’s CV

• Brief bio

• 8-12-image portfolio representative of past work with accompanying artist’s statement

• Plan for work to be created in residency, including written explanation, sketches, any images available, and, as well as a proposal for the selection of work to be left at the end of the residency, given your media and process (example: Three 16x20 oil paintings)

• Contact information for two art-related professional references

• For which residency session you wish to be considered