A Smith Gallery and Fuse Studio “fruition | emerging artist residency and exhibition”

5 days and nights at Fuse Studio in Philadelphia


fruition: accomplishment, fulfillment, achievement, perfection, result, completion ….

Do you have a series of photographs that you are interested in making into a completed mixed media body of work? Images that are ready to be edited, printed, and combined with mixed media?

A Smith Gallery in conjunction with Fuse Studio is seeking artists who need studio space and equipment to complete or further a body of work and would like to be supported with guidance, time, and the tools needed to create and complete a project. Potential projects should include the combination of photography and mixed media -- analog and or digital photographs combined with collage, encaustic, bookmaking, drawing, painting, etc..

Jurors Leah Macdonald of Fuse Studio, Kevin Tully and Amanda Smith of A Smith Gallery will be selecting two projects. Each selected artist will receive a five day/night residency at Fuse Studio in Philadelphia, hands on instruction with Leah Macdonald, zoom meetings with Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully and an online exhibition and GalleryTalk at A Smith Gallery.


•5 days and nights at Fuse Studio in Philadelphia which includes access to analog darkroom, digital darkroom, print lab, encaustic studio, photography studio and housing.
•One day orientation to the studio space conducted by Leah Macdonald.
•Hands on instruction by Leah Macdonald during the residency.
•Daily zoom critiques with Kevin Tully and Amanda Smith, A Smith Gallery directors.
•Online exhibition of completed project in either January or February, 2025.
•GalleryTalk with the artist which will be posted in the A Smith Gallery blog.
•Exhibition catalogue including forward by gallery directors and Leah Macdonald, artist statement and exhibition images.


Photographers of all levels, international.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Photographers retain all rights to their work. When accepted into an exhibition, A Smith Gallery retains the rights to use your image on our website in the online exhibition as well as publish the image in our exhibition catalogue and fine art exhibition book. We will also include your image in our social media postings. We will credit you in each of these instances. If the gallery wishes to use your image for other advertising purposes, we will ask for specific permission.


Open Theme