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Organic Painting Instructional Residency Spring & Summer 2018. Arquetopia. Puebla, Mexico

Deadline: 3 Dec, 2017

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Location: Puebla, Mexico

Deadline: 3 Dec, 2017

Duration: 3 weeks during Spring or Summer 2018 with option to extend for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.

Eligibility: Emerging or mid-career artists, minimum age 22

Support: Detailed at http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/residencies-general-info

Costs: Fee reduction possible. See below.

URL: http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/instructional/organic-painting-residency

Program Description:

With master instruction, learn organic painting techniques in majestic Puebla, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week sessions during Spring or Summer 2018.

Fee reduction possible. Apply now through Sunday, December 3, 2017. Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/instructional/organic-painting-residency

Thirty centuries of intricate history, a product of the encounters and amalgamation of diverse cultures, is what makes Mexican art unique. Rooted in the exceptional and prolific pre-Columbian artistic tradition expressed with rich and diverse styles in art and architecture through all of Mesoamerica, Mexico had many more complex and prolific centuries to come, which would challenge every definition in art.

From the first encounters between the peoples of the Americas and European conquerors, objects were exchanged and treasures were looted. As Alessandra Russo writes, the fascination for the new "other" was only anticipation for the collision of the European Renaissance with the great traditions of Pre-Hispanic America. A massive event in history that not only produced new objects, and images, but also completely transformed the course of Western Art. Mexico’s rich artistic heritage is derived from a multiplicity of artistic traditions, not only from the encounters of Mesoamerican cultures with Europeans.

The Organic Painting Instructional Residency acknowledges this rich heritage expressed in a wide variety of art techniques and splendid iconography combined with a nuanced perspective and comprehensive content, to connect it with a wide variety of contemporary art practices and Mexico’s vast artistic heritage. The program includes 3 weeks of instruction (27 hours total; 9 hours per week) by Arquetopia’s studio maestro who teaches diverse techniques with mediums and supports traditionally used in pre-Columbian and baroque art. Instruction is in Spanish and English, focusing in learning and experimentation with traditional organic primers (cactus and lime, rabbit glue, gelatin) stuccos, organic based temperas and frescoes, and related art techniques.

ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA

A spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial California-style compound conveniently located in Puebla’s central historic district and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, residency space for up to 12 artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. Recently renovated and expanded, the residency offers a large, natural-light studio; a darkroom; a printmaking studio, a ceramics firing facility with a medium-sized gas kiln; a natural pigments laboratory; a multi-room public gallery space; ten furnished bedrooms; a large dining room; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; a small botanical garden; a research library; and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city.

PUEBLA, SOUTHERN MEXICO

Accessible via two international airports in Puebla (PBC) and Mexico City (MEX), Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site at an elevation of 2,200 m (7,200 ft) and with a temperate subtropical highland climate, seeing an average of only three days per year with temperatures above 29°C (84°F).

WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES
Technique Instruction:
+27 hours master instruction (9 hours per week)
Staff Support:
+Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
Accommodation and Meals:
+Furnished, private bedroom
+Meals and 24-hour access to the kitchen and dining room
+Wireless Internet
+Use of Arquetopia’s residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
+Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
+Housekeeping
Studio Workspace and Materials:
+24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
+Personal workspace with large table and wall space
+Materials and supplies for the instructional course provided
+Materials and supplies for additional project production are not included but are available for purchase locally

RESIDENCY FEE, DATES, AND TERMS
Term Length: 3 weeks during Spring or Summer 2018, with option to extend for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.
Fee: USD $665 per week. Optional Art Production Residency extension USD $495 per week.
Payment Deadlines: Deposit of 20% of Residency Fee due within 1 week of selection. Balance due by 90 days prior to residency start date. Fee reduction possible for optional full payment (vs. deposit/balance).

HOW TO APPLY
E-mail Chris at info@arquetopia.org
Visit the Arquetopia website at http://www.arquetopia.org
Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form, following the instructions on the web page.
Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.

More Info: http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/instructional/organic-painting-residency

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