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rtist residencies provide dedicated time and space for diving head first into creative work. Away from their usual environment and free from distraction, imaginations can soar. The Northeast is rich with artist alcoves—each with its own unique accommodations, working environment, and fields of study. It’s not hard to find one to match your needs and expectations for a creative, concentrated endeavor this summer.

Maine 26 Split Rock Cove Summer Art Workshops Dates: May through August, two workshops per month. Application Deadline: TBA Along the shore of mid-coast Maine, 26 Split Rock Cove is a welcome retreat offering studio space, living arrangements and workshops in a peaceful, nurturing environment. Workshops focus on writing and book making and are open to beginning and practicing artists and writers. The Artist Retreat Space apartments are quiet, live/work one-bedrooms within walking distance of the shore and an optional studio space is available for renters staying less than three months. Apartments and private studio space can be rented by week, month or year. 26 Split Rock Cove, South Thomaston, ME (207) 596-7624 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Artist Residency and Workshops Dates: Open Studio Residency: May 25–June 6. Workshop Sessions: June 8–20, June 22–July 4, July 13–25, July 27–August 8, August 10–22, August 24–30 Application Deadlines: March 2 for Residency and Workshop/Scholarship applicants. April 1 for Workshop/Regular applicants. Haystack Mountain is an international, non-profit studio program offering two-week residency programs and one- and two-week workshops for craft-makers and visual artists. The Open Studio Residency is a two-week retreat designed to foster artistic exploration and provide uninterrupted time to work between six studios: ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood. Artists experiment with materials,

technology, craft, and their creative process on an award-winning campus designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes. Studios are open 24/7, with classes scheduled Monday through Friday. The Haystack community is approximately 85 participants, including staff, students, and internationally known faculty artists. Roughly fifty applicants are selected through a competitive process, and those selected attend for free. 22 Church St., Deer Isle, ME (207) 348-2306 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Artist Residency Dates: Workshop Sessions: June 8–20, June 22– July 4, July 6–25, July 27–August 8, August 10–22 Application Deadline: Half of fee due 60 days prior to start of residency. Final payment due 30 days prior. Artists who pay their tuition in full by March 31 receive a $100 discount. Watershed is a place where artists with diverse approaches and backgrounds participate in a unique collective experience. Clay is the core of the Watershed experience, though many artists use their time to explore, contemplate, and experiment with various approaches to creating. Open-concept studios are in a 16,000 square foot building once used as a barn and are equipped with standard ceramic equipment such as slabrollers, mixers, pugmill, wheels, extruder, and hotbox. Artists are housed in modern, rustic cabins on Watershed’s upper campus. 19 Brick Hill Rd., Newcastle, ME (207) 883-6075

Massachusetts Goetemann Residency at Rocky Neck Art Colony Artist Residency Dates: Three One-month Sessions: May 15–June 15, July 9–August 10, September 6–October 6. (Possible Two-week Residency between May 15 and October 6.). Application Deadline: March 15 Named in honor of founder Gordon Goetemann, The Goetemann Residency on coastal Cape Ann is now in its 10th year and

offers a private live/work studio in the heart of a thriving art community. The artists selected evidence high-level accomplishment, originality and seriousness of purpose. One applicant will be selected for each term. Artists at any stage of professional development—who are adopting a fresh perspective on visual issues and personal interpretation, as well as those working in more traditional forms—are encouraged to apply. The program includes prime studio/gallery/living space (including utilities), press coverage, art sales opportunities, and access to a rich cultural community. 37 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester, MA Montserrat College of Art Summer Immersive Art Workshops Dates: One-week Intensive Sessions: June 9–13, June 16–20, June 23–27, July 7–11 Application Deadlines: May 10 Early Bird: April 10 Located just north of Boston, Montserrat offers a beautiful seaside setting and walkable town center ideal for focused study. From painting, fiber arts and film to performance arts, comics and creative writing, week-long intensive courses are designed to allow participants time and instruction to explore new avenues of creativity. Instructors hail from Montserrat and beyond and are widely recognized educators who form

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January/February 2014

Art New England


Art New England: January / February 2014  

Focus On: Summer Residencies and Workshops

Art New England: January / February 2014  

Focus On: Summer Residencies and Workshops