Each year, the Peter Bullough Foundation (PBF) offers the opportunity for artists local to Winchester, Virginia, to apply to be summer residents, working in the PBF’s studios over the course of summer from early June to early August, free of charge and with no expectations other than to use the space to the benefit of their artistic practice. The PBF is pleased to welcome its three local artist-in-residence this summer, Robin Ha, Shelby Hubbard, and Nerys Apple!
Robin Ha (she/her) is a Korean American cartoonist and author of two published books, Almost American Girl and Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes; both have received popular and critical acclaim. Robin’s latest book, a graphic novel inspired by the Korean folklore of Gumiho is forthcoming. A graduate of RISD, Robin’s work has also appeared in a variety of publications including the Washington Post and the LA Times, and a series of anthologies highlighting Asian American culture.
Shelby Hubbard (she/they) is a sewist, sculptor, and writer motivated by curiosity. Born and raised in the American South, Hubbard explores relationships and trauma through the lens and aesthetics of girlhood and adolescents, using fabric, textiles, sewing, and paper mâché to make these concepts physical. Hubbard received an MFA from Florida State University and they continue to show work in George and locally, most recently at the Delaplaine Arts Center.
Nerys Apple (she/her) has studied vocal performance as well as music composition and production. As a singer-songwriter, she daws experience from musical theater, classical music, jazz, folk and rock, using her own life experiences, dreams, and fictional events as inspiration. Apple has been working with independent label Boneyard Records and her debut EP “Habitual,” was released in October 2022.
Stay tuned for the chance to meet these artists at the Peter Bullough Foundation’s annual open studio event in mid-August.
If you are interested in becoming a local artist-in-residence at the Peter Bullough Foundation for a future summer, please sign up for our newsletter and look for applications to open in fall of 2023.
From left to right, Robin Ha, Shelby Hubbard, and Nerys Apple (photo by Claire Cook)