Cover letter for an artist (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for an artist.”

Samples of cover letters for an artist

When writing an artist cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for an artist”

“July 7, 2022

Joshua Jacobs

401 West Main Street

Danville, KY, 40422

(859) 045-4972

Dear Mr. Jacobs,

I’m writing to you regarding the position of Artist-in-Residence, which I discovered on the Art Center of Bluegrass’s website. I have over 5 years of experience as a professional artist, as well as a portfolio showcasing accomplishments and creative achievements from my career. I believe my body of work stands as a testament to who I am as an artist, and that my compositions would combine well with the Art Center of Bluegrass.

I’ve been a freelance artist for over 3 years, and have created works for a variety of client specifications. This includes photorealistic images for three separate websites, abstract sculptures for local establishments, and art installations for a neighborhood museum. Images of this work can be seen in my portfolio and should help you to get a sense of my artistic ability and a feeling for my diverse tastes and capacity for pleasing a wide range of clients.

I’ve also put on two exhibitions featuring my most notable work, both of which highlighted my artistic vision and ability to showcase my creative endeavors. My focus on photography and sculpture was expressed throughout these exhibitions, and the work featured in them should allow you to anticipate what I’d bring to my residency.

I’m confident that I have the work ethic, drive, and time management skills necessary to fulfill the role of Artist-in-Residence at the Art Center of Bluegrass. I look forward to learning more about the opportunity and discussing the details with you. You can reach me by phone at (859) 539 8364, or via email at I appreciate your time and consideration.


Jenna Miller”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for an artist”

“Malik Rabb

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I would like to introduce myself as an applicant for the Artist position at Cloud Clearwater. As a lifelong artist, I am confident in my ability to create expressive and interesting pieces that match the needs of your clientele. Based on my experience and education, I feel that I am well-suited for the Artist position.

Ever since I could hold a pencil, I have been creating works of art. From pencil sketches to pastel drawings to Bob Ross-inspired paintings, I did it all. At a very early age, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. In high school, I took Advanced Placement Art and won several awards. By the time I finished high school, I knew that my area of expertise was painting. The walls of my childhood home are still covered with my paintings.

During my education at Longford Tech I studied art history, design, drawing, color theory, and painting. Throughout college, my work was selected to be in many art shows, including the TradeLot Art Show, one of the biggest shows on the West Coast. My paintings featured a wide range of subjects such as mermaids, people, sailboats, beaches, monuments, plants, and much more. My favorite element to experiment with is color. I enjoy seeing how a colorful painting can add brightness to any room. The most rewarding part of being an artist is seeing the face of the client when they see their finished order.

Thank you for your time and consideration of my application. I look forward to learning about Cloud Clearwater and its clients. I feel that the Artist position will allow me to utilize my well-practiced skills to add value to your company.


Malik Rabb”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for an artist”

“Venice D. Stephenson

HR Manager

Bird Nest Design

Dear Ms. Stephenson:

Conceptual innovation, a robust work ethic, and creative portfolio management are all essential components to success in the art world. As a skilled professional with experience driving the development and completion of various successful artistic and design projects, I am positioned to make a significant impact within your organization as Bird Nest Design’s next Artist.

My background includes driving the design of forward-thinking artistic projects and services for a variety of clients. With expertise in diverse mediums such as pen-and-ink, painting, and sculpture, as well as proficiency in a variety of art / design software applications, I am confident that my talents will significantly benefit Bird Nest Design.

Highlights of my experience include…

Overseeing artistic material design, creation, tone, and final execution to capture viewer interest while ensuring projects are completed on target and on deadline.

Remaining up-to-date on current art trends and technical tools; leveraging innate passion for art and design to achieve success.

Demonstrating excellent originality, creativity, networking, and communication talents.

Possessing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island; professional training in Adobe Creative Suite.

With my keen ability to evolve and complete conceptual art projects, combined with my steadfast commitment to top-notch artistic quality and production, I am prepared to excel in providing outstanding service to your company. I look forward to discussing the position and my qualifications in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.


Minnie J. Bryant”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for an artist”

“Crystal Perry

Artistic Director

Museum of Art

871 Roosevelt Wilson Lane

Colton, CA 92324

Dear Crystal,

From the very moment of receiving a scholarship to pursue my passion for sculpting at UCLA, I knew I was headed in the right direction. Art’s been present in my life since my parents, Yale’s alumni of visual arts, opened the doors of their non-profit art studio. Niche artists from all around the world came to show their works. And there I saw that man can do wonders.

I completed a collection of sculptures depicting the 2005 hurricane Katrina, both exhibited in the Art Gallery in New York, NY, in 2016 and 2017. Later in 2018, I was awarded an Art Foundation Grant as an aspiring and promising artist of the decade. 

The grant has helped me complete my lifetime project, “You are the Future,” for which I made a sculpture out of collected pieces created individually by 24 young, aspiring artists from the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. The final sculpture received numerous accolades and awards, including the American Arts Award.

Knowing who’s worked for the Museum of Art makes me honored to be one of the applicants for the residency and to have the chance to experience the highest level of art under your wings. 

Let me know whether next week is convenient for you to meet and discuss my artistic abilities that, I’m confident, you’ll find to your liking.

Yours sincerely,

Jose Beck”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for an artist”

“Brady Kline

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Ms. Santiago,

I am writing to apply for the Art Assistant position with Company Name. I am a new graduate in Graphic Design from the Art Institute and I am eager to begin a career in art development.In my studies I learned about art concept design layout and digital design tools as well as the use of color and spatial juxtaposition among other art and design methods.

I am very familiar with the use of computers and most software used in digital design. My communication skills are good and I strive to keep key players informed on projects. I have a keen natural eye for design. My professors and practicum supervisor have praised me for my innovation and creativity. It would be a thrill to use my talents as an Art Assistant with Company Name.

I am sure you will find my portfolio impressive and that I would be a fabulous addition to your staff as Art Assistant. Please do not hesitate to reach out to schedule an interview. I truly look forward to meeting with you to discuss my qualifications and I appreciate any consideration you may provide.


Brady Kline”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for an artist

How do you write a cover letter for an art director?

“Dear Mrs. Jones, I am writing to express my sincere interest in the position of Art Director with ABC Company. With over seven years of leadership experience in the art and design field, I am confident in my ability to immediately add value to your organization.”

How do you write an artist statement?

Artist Statement Guidelines

  • Why you have created the work and its history.
  • Your overall vision.
  • What you expect from your audience and how they will react.
  • How your current work relates to your previous work.

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