Viridian Artists’ Young Artists Program:


In the spirit of promoting young and emerging artists, Viridian is now offering a fellowship for professional artists who are between 21-29 years of age and desire to be represented by an artist-owned and professionally operated Chelsea Gallery  and be a part of the New York Art Community. With full awareness of the high cost of NY living, artists selected for this program will pay $75 monthly, approximately a third of the usual cost of full representation. When they reach their 30th birthday, the dues will increase to the full associate rate or they can become an Affiliate. The artists' commitment for this Young Artist program is for 1 year as they contribute to the financial support of the gallery through their dues. In addition, on occasion one winner in our 30 Under 30 Competition will be awarded a special fellowship with an opportunity to assist with gallery duties instead of paying monthly fees.

Young Artists wishing to apply for this fellowship may submit 4-8 jpgs of recent art (along with title, size, media & date completed), an artist’s statement & resume. Or, if you have a website with images of your art, an artist statement & bio, you may send us your website for this preliminary review instead. If the committee approves of your art in this preliminary review, you will be asked to submit four actual works for the final vote.

Each season, Viridian sponsors a "30 Under 30" competition juried by a museum curator and the gallery director.

Please call Viridian at ( 212 )414- 4040 for more detailed information.