Artists Corner

As an artist, we know your time is valuable. This space is for you. Content is artist-specific and will include opportunities offered by the Foundation. Register your name and email address below for latest update notifications.

John Simmons

John Simmons, Photographer, Cinematographer, ASC

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Open Call for the Artists Marketplace™

Artists are invited, and encouraged, to apply for consideration to have your artwork featured in the Foundation’s Artists Marketplace™. The Artists Marketplace™ is the Foundation’s premier online gallery featuring works of art from artists in our community. The marketplace has been up-and-running since June 2021. Collectors, art patrons, Foundation leaders, and others occasionally search the site for their next purchase.
We hear from artists that it is challenging to get one’s work in front of a larger audience. Our intent is to showcase works of art from more artists in our community from across the world and to connect artists with buyers.
To have one’s artwork considered for the Artists Marketplace™, simply submit an email to: with the following information:
– Brief cover letter introducing yourself
– C.V.
– Artist Statement
– Profile Photo (square or vertical, 72 dpi JPG at 800 px on the longest side)
– 3-5 works of art that you would like to have considered (include images of each of the works of art, name of artwork, size of work in inches, price of work in USD, year work was made)
– Address the following questions:
— Explain how your artistic practice aligns with the mission, vision, and values of the Darryl Chappell Foundation (1,000 characters or less)
— How do you believe you will benefit from having your artwork featured in the Artists Marketplace (1,000 characters or less)?
— Briefly describe your professional goals and how you believe what the Foundation does helps you move closer to achieving your goals?

All complete applications will be reviewed by a jury of curators, artist, and Foundation leadership. A response will be provided to each applicant who submits a complete application.
Complete applications must be submitted by Friday, May 3, at 11:59pm. Only complete applications submitted by that date will be considered.
A Question & Answer session will be held on Thursday, February 15, from 7pm-8pm Eastern. Register here for the free session. Space is limited.
Register now for Q&A session:
Submit your application in one pdf to

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Artist-in-Residence at Light Work

The Darryl Chappell Foundation excited to share open call. Photographers interested in focusing on a project of their choice encouraged to apply. Artist-in-Residence at Light Work offers a $5,000 stipend and a furnished apartment. Artists are also provided with 24 hour access to state-of-the-art facilities and staff. The Foundation also offers access to a mentor and the Artists Talk series. Light Work is taking applications through Monday, July 1, at 11:59pm Eastern.

Apply here:

Recent Seminars

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Seven Fundamentals for Investing Success

Charles Schwab and the Darryl Chappell Foundation offered a free seminar on August 24, 2023 titled the Seven Fundamentals You Need for Investing Success for an informative and enjoyable seminar. Mr. Sean Jenkins, Vice President, Senior Financial Consultant with Charles Schwab, presented crucial financial information in an easy-to-understand manner.

Seven Fundamentals for Investing Success

1. Establish a plan
2. Start saving today
3. Diversify your portfolio
4. Minimize fees
5. Protect against loss
6. Rebalance regularly
7. Ignore the noise

How to Price Your Artwork with Confidence

Halima Taha and Diane Dinkins-Carr discuss how to price art with confidence. Start by knowing the fair market value of your artwork. Fair market value is the price at which a willing buyer and a willing seller agree to on a piece of art. The importance of planning ahead is critical for pricing. Last, decide on what type of artists you would like to be. Will you treat your artwork as a business and profession or as a hobby?

View video for details.