ARTIST IN RESIDENCE INFORMATION The Mendocino Art Center offers an Artist in Residence (AIR) program each year from September through May. Residencies are offered in Fine Arts, Ceramics, Sculpture, Textiles, Jewelry, and Digital Arts. This program offers the working artist and craftsperson a welcome retreat from the usual routine of everyday life and a chance to develop a body of work. Living and working here in this community of artists offers a truly rewarding opportunity for personal and artistic growth—an experience never to be forgotten. ACCOMMODATIONS: The Art Center has eleven very basic apartments of various sizes. Rental rates for AIRs are based on occupancy. Please refer to the attached sheet. AIRs with significant others will normally need to find off-campus housing. STUDIOS: 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 and gas fired kilns and a small foundry. Studio space is usually shared with other artists, and a nominal fee (varies per department) is charged to cover utilities and maintenance of the studios. Weekend workshops may require the AIRs to temporarily move or store their equipment and supplies. MAC provides some storage units in the studios for use by AIRs. WORKSHOPS: Residents will find many opportunities for further technical and aesthetic growth through workshops offered by the Education Department. Residents will receive a members’ discount on all MAC classes and workshops. Also, if interested, residents may be asked to teach by their department coordinator. Teaching assistants are sometimes needed, especially in the Ceramics Department. If you are interested in teaching or being an assistant please let us know. SUPPORT GROUP: Residents have the opportunity to meet periodically to discuss their work and encourage one another. Life drawing, portraiture, watercolor, and figurative sculpture open studios are available through the Art Center. Some departments also offer an open studio night once a week. EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES: There are numerous galleries on the Mendocino Coast and the area is known for its crafts and eclectic art. An annual exhibition of work by AIRs is held in April in the Art Center’s Main Gallery. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1st for all departments.
Applications for Artist in Residence are received and reviewed by the department coordinators, and then by the Residency Committee. The committee also determines which applicants are accepted for the residency program. Acceptance is based on artistic merit, as determined from the quality of the portfolio submitted by the artist, the artist’s statement of artistic objectives, the artist’s educational and artistic background as described in the resume, references, and letters of recommendation. Following is information relevant to each department: CERAMICS Kent Rothman, Coordinator 707-937-5818 ext. 25 The following equipment is available in the ceramics studios for use by the AIRs: Salt kiln up to cone 10; soda kiln up to cone 6; 2 cone 10 reduction kilns; 2 raku kilns; saggar kiln up to cone 1; 3 electric kilns up to cone 6; test kiln up to cone 10; 14 potter’s wheels; slab roller; 2 extruders (1 manual and 1 pneumatic); pug mill; glazing room; wood kiln up to cone 10; experimental kiln up to cone 10. FINE ARTS Marge Stewart, Coordinator 707-937-0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org Three fine arts studios are available, though most AIR activity takes place in the Winona Studio. Tables, easels, storage units, and a Laguna etching press are available to AIRs.
JEWELRY Susan Elizabeth Wood, Ling Yen Co- Coordinators 707-937-5818 or email@example.com Jewelry and metalsmithing facilities include casting and enameling equipment, sand blaster, rolling mill and hydraulic press equipment. TEXTILES Lolli Jacobsen, Coordinator 707-937-5818 or firstname.lastname@example.org Textiles offers a surface design studio with a deep sink for Shibori, or screen washing, large burners for dyeing or steaming. The weaving studio has a variety of loom styles and widths.
SCULPTURE David Russell, Tom Brown Co-Coordinators 707-964-7085 or email@example.com MAC has a foundry for casting bronze and aluminum, gas forges and anvils for blacksmithing, TIG, MIG and oxy-acetylene welding, air compressor for pneumatic tools and sand blasting. DIGITAL ARTS Marge Stewart, Coordinator 707-937-0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org MAC’s state-of-the-art digital arts lab is equipped with G4 Macs, scanner, Epson 3000 large-format printer and projecter, and all the latest software for artists, including Photoshop 5.5, Illustrator 8 and Painter 6. For general information about the Mendocino Art Center and the Artists in Residence Program, please contact Education Director Peggy Templer at 707-937-5818 ext. 12, or by e-mail at email@example.com. For more information about MAC, please visit our website at www.mendocinoartcenter.org
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE APPLICATION
Please fill in the following information and mail it with your resume (including references), letters of recommendation, and 10 to 20 slides of your most recent work (and/or other pertinent material) along with a S.A.S.E. to: Artists in Residence Program, P.O. Box 765, Mendocino, CA 95460. NAME_________________________________________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS____________________________________________________ CITY_______________________________STATE____________ZIP____________ HOME PHONE________________________ WORK PHONE__________________ E-MAIL___________________________ WEBSITE__________________________ MEDIUM/DISCIPLINE__________________________________________________ LENGTH & DATES OF RESIDENCY (1 TO 9 MONTHS)_____________________ ________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF ACCOMMODATIONS REQUESTED: ____________________________ Please respond to the following questions as completely as possible. Attach additional sheets if necessary: Describe the kind of work you do and the medium you plan to use during your residency. What kind of equipment and studio space do you require? Are you interested in teaching? If so, what type of workshop would you like to teach? What artistic goals do you want to achieve while at the Mendocino Art Center? Have you visited the Mendocino Art Center or the Mendocino area?
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE HOUSING AT THE MENDOCINO ART CENTER RENTAL RATES Art Center apartments, each with a small kitchen and bath with shower, are very modestly furnished with twin-size beds and basic kitchen utensils. You may share an apartment dormitory style with a roommate (of the same sex) arranged by the Art Center, or you may rent your own private apartment. Prices include utilities (electric heat) but not phone. DORMITORY STYLE/SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS: (Two Bedroom Apartments) Share with a roommate
$300 per month per resident
Exception: Apt. 6 (larger, ocean view)
$500 per month per resident
PRIVATE/SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS: (One room studio apartments, but may be shared on request. If shared, each resident pays one half of the rents listed below) Single Occupancy
Exception: Apt. 7 (larger)
Please note: PETS (dogs and cats) are acceptable but there is a rent surcharge. NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED IN ANY APARTMENTS OR STUDIOS! DEPOSITS: For a one-month stay, the full amount must be paid in advance plus a refundable security deposit of $50.00. For stays of more than one month, a deposit equal to one monthâ€™s rent must be paid in advance plus a refundable security deposit of $100.00. REFUNDS: Refunds will be paid for cancellations made at least two weeks in advance. A fee equal to two weeks rent will be charged for late cancellations.
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CERAMICS APPLICATION Please fill in the following information and mail it with your resume and 5 to 20 slides of your most recent work (and/or other pertinent material) along with a S.A.S.E. to Independent Study in Ceramics, P.O. Box 765, Mendocino, CA 95460. NAME_________________________________________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS____________________________________________________ CITY_______________________________STATE____________ZIP____________ HOME PHONE________________________ WORK PHONE__________________ E-MAIL___________________________ WEBSITE__________________________ MEDIUM/DISCIPLINE__________________________________________________ LENGTH & DATES OF INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM (1 TO 9 MONTHS) ________________________________________________________________________ TYPE OF ACCOMMODATIONS REQUESTED: ____________________________ Describe the kind of work you do and what you plan to work on while you are here:
What artistic goals do you want to achieve as an independent study artist while at the Mendocino Art Center?