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Residency Program:


The Artist in residency program is hosted and managed by Equestrian Artists of Tryon.  Gallery and studio spaces are located at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC.   Program offers the equestrian inspired artists the opportunity to explore new techniques, collect reference materials for future work or expand a current body of work.  Residency includes studio space of 14’ x 22’ with private entry, professional easel, multiple work areas, onsite giclee printer and multiple outdoor creation spaces. 


Each residency is 1 month long from April - November 2019.  Selected artists will be provided a private studio space on the main concourse of the venue.  Guest Artist will be offered the opportunity to have work featured in the onsite gallery during their residency.  Artist should have a clear plan as to their goals during the individual residency and each recipient of the residency program is required to produce 1 piece of work to be donated for a silent auction in December 2019.   


Artist will have access to a well-appointed 1 bedroom apartment on a local 20-acre horse farm.  Artist may bring 1 horse if interested. Stall and appropriate pasture is available.  Abundant opportunities to ride in the area are a bonus!  Housing fee $1000.  Artist is responsible to pay for all travel, supplies and food/beverage.  Studio and gallery space provide at no charge.  Residency program will include social media and marketing program during artist’s stay.  This is a great way to introduce your work to the equestrian art market!


More about Equestrian Artists of Tryon Gallery:


Resident equestrian artist, Tammy Tappan established the gallery and her own studio at the TIEC in 2018.  The venue has proven to be a successful location for marketing her own work of equestrian paintings and bronze sculptures.  She has also successfully promoted other artists at the gallery.  The unique setting and niche market for equestrian life style is perfect for jewelers, painters, sculptors, and mixed media artists.  Open to all disciplines. 


More about Tryon International Equestrian Center:

Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC is a beautiful 1600-acre facility is a fantastic setting for equestrian inspired artists.  Boasting a 40-week schedule of regional, national and international competitions in multiple equestrian disciplines, selected artists will be surrounded by world class horse-centric inspiration.

Schedule of Events at TIEC:

Apply for residency:  Please submit the following for consideration no later than April 30th, 2019.  Recipients will be notified by May 1st, 2019.

  • APPLICATION – page 3 of this document 
  • APPLICATION FEE: $25.00 – to be invoiced upon receipt of application
  • ARTIST STATEMENT – 1 page maximum
  • ARTIST RESUME – 2-5 years only
  • PROPOSAL/RESIDENCE INTENT – 2 page maximum – describe the goals and intentions of the 1 month program and how it relates to your process, marketing & long term goals.
  • PORTFOLIO :  10-15 high resolution images submitted digitally
  • REFERENCES:  3 professional references (artists, galleries, clients)
  • PREFERRED MONTHS:  (select 2-3 months in order of preference April thru November)


All applications must be received by April 30th, 2019.  Recipients will be notified by May 1st, 2019.  Questions can be directed to:


Tammy Tappan

[email protected]

Please submit application to:  [email protected]  Fees will be invoiced upon receipt of submission.  Application fee must be paid for submission to be considered.


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