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The Residency at RLS 30 | Apr

Robert Lange Studios is a gallery space run by artist and gallery owners Megan and Robert Lange. As such, it is dedicated to the development of an on-going dialogue between artists from a diverse range of artistic disciplines at differing levels of their careers.

The RLS Residency program invites international and national artists to live in a residency space situated within the gallery. Located at 2 Queen Street in the heart of historic Charleston, SC we provide a platform for experimentation that gives exposure to diverse and dynamic art practices developing locally, regionally, and around the world. Working with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art , The Gibbes Museum , or Redux Contemporary Art Center by housing visiting artists who are creating exhibits, we aim to facilitate creative networks and connect the local art community with the global sphere of contemporary art.

In addition to working with the Halsey, Gibbes & Redux the RLS Residency is available via an application process to artists and other related professionals. Visiting artists have had an amazing and inspiring experience while staying inside the 6000 sq-foot art gallery housed in one of the oldest buildings in Charleston. The historically marked building from 1670 has a newly renovated two-bedroom space with the option for a studio.

Charleston is filled with art, culture, and food and the community embraces creativity. We’re located on the same street as the Dock Street Theater, Foot Light Players Theater, HUSK Restaurant, as well as six of the city’s best galleries. Less than a block from East Bay Street and the waterfront, everything is within walking distance including local Museums. The location of this building is unmatched, the history can be felt in the walls, and the space itself is snuggled within a gallery that has been featured in American Art Collector, National Geographic Traveler, in Architectural Digest, the Huffington Post, on MSNBC, and voted the best Gallery in Charleston. For submission guidelines please email

Click here to read about writer Janna McMahan’s experience during her residency:

She writes, “I moved into the smartly decorated, two-bedroom apartment that opened out to the second story of the gallery. And whenever the mood struck, I could wander out into that space, lounge on the comfy leather sofas, and just think. By design, an art gallery is a contemplative place. RLS has dark wood floors, exposed ceilings, and brick walls displaying an incredible range of contemporary work, the perfect place to spark creativity. “Take time to reflect,” advised a silver gazing ball mounted on a column in the upstairs gallery. That is what I was there for, to be inspired, consider, investigate, and write.”

2013 Residency Artists: Long-Bin Chen, sculptor from Taiwan, Joseph Burwell, mixed media works on paper from Iceland, Renee Stout, photographer from Pennsylvania, Jody Zellen, installation art from California, Amy Lind, painter from Savannah, Paul Sobchuk, photographer from Maine, June Stratton, painter from Savannah, Ethan Deihl, painter from Texas, Adam Hall, painter from Nashville, Mia Bergeron, painter from Chattanooga, Sara + Shane Scribner, painters from San Francisco, Danny Robbins, painter from Richmond

2014 Residency Artists: Kimberly Witham, sculptor from Boston, Bob Trotman, sculptor from Winston-Salem, Jody Zellen all things art creative from Los Angeles, Matthew Cornell, painter from NY, Don Clapper, International Guild of Realism director, Tracy Adler, Wellin Museum director from NY, Alyson Shotz, sculptor from Sweden, Cedric Tai, installation and performance from Detroit, James Brendan Williams, sculptor from Manhattan Beach, California, Leo Osborn, sculptor from MA, Francis Smith, photographer for American Art Collector from Scottsdale, Arizona, June Stratton painter from Savannah, Mia Bergeron, painter from TN, Sergio Lopez, painter from California, Ethan Diehl, painter from Iowa City, Adam Hall, painter from TN, Matthew Bober + Tiffany Sage, painters from NY.

2015 Residency Artists: Christopher Cerrone, composer from Hunnington NY, Hon Chen + Margaret Lee working with sculptor Alyson Shotz’, Jiha Moon painter from Seoul Korea, Danielle Wyckoff installation artist from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Janna McMahan novelist from Kentucky, Adam Hall, painter from Nashville, Leo Osborn sculptor from MA, Joshua Flint, painter from Portland OR, Matthew Bober + Tiffany Sage, painters from NY, Craig Meyer drummer for Rachel Platten from NY, Jon + Reed Van Nort musicians from NY

2016 Visting Artists: Bob Ray, painter from MO, Lauren Holmer, artist from NC, June Stratton, painter from Savannah, John Gordon, documentary film maker from CA, Lizzie Truman, photographer from Virginia, Melissa Stern, sculptor from NY, Peter Drake, artist and President from NYAA, Peter Cole from Gamblin paint, Stacy Lunn Waddell, mixed media from NC, Tom Patterson, writer and art curator from British Columbia ….

Owners Megan and Robert with artist Long-Bin Chen, a renowned sculptor from Taiwan who carves books to create his works. He was our very first artist in residency.



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