Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Mendocino Art Center: 2012/13 Artist Residency

Deadline: March 30, 2012 (RECEIVE)

2012/13 Artist Residency
Mendocino Art Center

Mendocino, CA
September 10, 2012 through May 18, 2013

The Mendocino Art Center offers an Artist in Residence program each year with residencies in ceramics, painting, jewelry/metalsmithing, sculpture and fiber arts. The program offers the working artist and craftsperson, emerging or established, a welcome retreat from the usual routine of everyday life and a chance to develop a body of work, while striving for personal and artistic growth.

The AIR program provides a community-based environment that facilitates both educational and individual artistic growth at the Mendocino Art Center (MAC).

The AIR program, now in its 51st year, was developed to bring emerging and established studio artists to this unique Northern California region to provide both time and space to develop their work. The 2012/13 residency year is September 10, 2012 through May 18, 2013.

We encourage our artists to pursue endeavors beyond the studio by seeking out group and solo exhibitions here on the coast and abroad.

The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in traditional and nontraditional studio arts. Applicants should hold a BA, BFA, MFA, or life equivalency representing an established foundation of knowledge and body of work in their respective discipline. The primary basis for selection is the strength and quality of the applicants' work.

Residents must also have a clear objective for the time of their residency and be willing to live and work as part of a close-knit community. A successful residency depends in part on expectations consistent with what MAC has to offer.

The Art Center has three studios dedicated to Fine Arts, an etching press, a jewelry and metalsmithing studio, two studios dedicated to textiles (including a weaving room), two for ceramics, electric, gas, atmospheric and wood fired kilns and a small foundry. Studio space is usually shared with other artists. Residents will be responsible for materials and fuel consumption based on departmental pricings. A facilities fee is paid monthly that is regulated by specific studios and the equipment associated with them.

Residents will live on MAC grounds for the nine-month residency in a furnished apartment provided by MAC. We currently do not allow pets on the grounds.

Residents are allowed to re-apply for a second residency and, if selected, will honor a four-year grace period before applying thereafter.

$25 application fee

Applications for Artist in Residence are received and reviewed by the department directors/coordinators, and then by the Residency Committee.
The committee also determines which applicants are accepted for the AIR program.

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Complete details on website:

Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street
P.O. Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone: 707-937-5818
Toll Free: 800-653-3328
Fax: 707-937-4625