I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
International Call for Applicants: 2017 Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (CA), with stipend
Deadline: March 15th, 2017
Residency Period: May 23rd – July 11th, 2017
The residency is open to artists worldwide working in all media. Artists are selected to attend the residency by the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Board Members. The committee reviews all applications submitted for the program. Selection is based on the merit of the artist’s portfolio and proposal for the residency. The artists selected will be announced on April 15th, 20167.
All 2017 chosen artists will receive a scholarship/stipend to be used to deter costs of participating in the program. The residency provides studio spaces and accommodations; scholarship funds can be used toward other expenses such as art materials, transportation, food, etc. Depending on available funds, scholarships will amount to between $700 – $1,000 per artist.
Studios and Accommodations: Each artist will be assigned his or her own house in which to live and work for the length of the residency. Artists may choose to work at the JTHAR dedicated studio space – a large shared studio space divided by moveable walls depending on the artists’ needs. Some of the assigned houses are located near the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, others are in the areas of Pipes Canyon and Flamingo Heights.
*Please note that the summer months can be very hot in the high desert. If you are adverse to heat, this may not be the program for you. All houses are equipped with some form of cooling unit.
Residency Terms and Expectations: Artists chosen for this residency will be expected to donate one complete work to the JTHAR program.
Workshop: Each artist will be requested to conduct a workshop/presentation about their work to invited members of the Joshua Tree community. The workshop may consist of a presentation of the artist’s work and background, a showing of residency project and work-in-progress, a demonstration of specific techniques or artistic processes used in the artist’s practice. Artists will individually design the workshop in relation to their practice. Workshops will take place around the 3rd or 4th week of the residency period, scheduled with the artist.
Mid-Residency Review – Artists will share their work-in-progress during a mid- residency review, and will be scheduled with each artist individually. Reviews are helpful opportunities to discuss artist’s progress and any issues with completing proposed residency work.
The residency will culminate in an exhibition at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery. Artists will curate the exhibition with their completed works. There will be an opening reception for the artists.