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Klots International Program For Artists 2020 (Lehon, France) – Call For Artists

Klots International Program For Artists 2020 (Lehon, France) – Call For Artists

The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2020 provides time for uninterrupted work in an inspiring and historic setting made unique by Brittany’s extraordinary light, distinctive landscape, and rich cultural traditions. The program awards successful applicants with free housing and studio space in the village of Léhon, France. Residents are responsible for most meals and incidental expenses. MICA charges no fees for application to or participation in the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2020

The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight practicing American visual artists, regardless of affiliation. Applicants must not be students at the time of their application. They are looking for artists who can use the specific character of the residency experience productively and whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegial community. The residency is best suited for artists working in the traditional two-dimensional disciplines of painting and drawing.

The natural landscape of Brittany and its historic (and prehistoric) built environment, to say nothing of the magical light in the west of France, are ideal for those artists working on site, en plein aire. Photographers using digital media will find the residency’s setting inspiring. Artists working three dimensionally might find the residency useful if their residency work takes the form of two-dimensional paintings or drawings produced as research or complements to later three-dimensional work accomplished in their home setting.

The committee does not accept applications from artists proposing film, video, or other time arts projects. They offer large shared studio space that opens into the expansive Abbey gardens; however, the residency has no kilns, darkrooms, tools, or technical spaces necessary for complex or large-scale fabrication.

Klots International Program For Artists 2020 Artist Benefits

This residency supplies a rare opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon.

Residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople and important officials as well as local artists. They can explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape. Artists experience aspects of French village life, including amenities available in Dinan, such as a local outdoor market. The residency is close to historic sites, such as Saint- Malo, Mont-Saint. Michel, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.

About The Maryland Institute College of Art

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and to expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The program was created by the late Isabel Klots to honor her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.

For more information, contact cshipley@mica.edu.

Previous call for artists from The Maryland Institute College of Art

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The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program For Artists 2019 – Call For Artists

The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program For Artists 2019 – Call For Artists

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) announces a call for artists for the The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2019, an eight-week artist’s residency in Léhon, France, a “Petite Cité de Caractère.” It is short walk along the river Rance from Dinan, a “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire.”

The residency is open to all practicing visual artists regardless of affiliation or citizenship who are not students at the time of application. Accommodations, including a private bedroom in an historic house with a fully-equipped communal kitchen and studio space in a 9th-century Abbey, are free. Residents are responsible for transportation to and from the residency, most supplies, and most meals.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2019

The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight artists whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegiate community. In particular, the committee is looking for artists who can use the specific character of a residency experience productively. The setting is perfect, for example, for plein aire painters who will profit from their interaction with the light and landscape, but the committee encourages artists working in all media to submit applications that demonstrate how the residency will significantly enhance and strengthen their practice.

The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program For Artists 2019 Artist Benefits

This residency supplies a rare opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents also participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon.

The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2019 residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople and important officials as well as local artists. They can also explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape and experience aspects of French village life. This includes amenities available in Dinan, such as a local outdoor market. The residency is close to historic sites such as St. Malo, Mount St. Michael, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.

About The Maryland Institute College of Art

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and to expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The program was created by the late Isabel Klots to honor her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.

For more information, contact cshipley@mica.edu.

Previous call for artists from the Maryland Institute College of Art

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Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018 – Call For Artists

Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018 – Call For Artists

The Maryland Institute Collage of Art (MICA) announces a call for artists for the Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018. This eight-week artist’s residency in Léhon, a “Petite Cité de Caractère,” is a short walk along the river Rance from Dinan, a “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire.”

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2018

The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight residents. Artists, whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus, will create a dynamic and collegial community. The setting is perfect for plein aire painters who will profit from their interaction with the light and landscape. MICA encourages artists working in all media to submit applications that demonstrate how the residency will significantly enhance and strengthen their practice. The residency is open to all practicing visual artists regardless of affiliation or citizenship who are not students at the time of application. Application, accommodation in a private bedroom in an historic house with a fully-equipped communal kitchen, and studio space in a 9th-century Abbey are free. Residents are responsible for transportation to and from the residency, most supplies, and most meals.

The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018 residency supplies an opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon. Residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople, important officials, and local artists. They can explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape. Resident artists experience aspects of French village life including amenities available in Dinan. The Residency is close to historic sites such as St. Malo, Mount St. Michael, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.

About The Maryland Institute College of Art

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers. They foster a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The Program was created by the late Isabel Klots. It honors her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.

For more information, contact cshipley@mica.edu.

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2017 Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program – Call For Artists

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2017 Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017

  • Residencies will be awarded to 4-8 applicants (artists and artist couples)
  • Session dates: Saturday, June 3, 2017 to Saturday July 29, 2017
  • Awards announced: March 1st

The residency is housed in the medieval riverside village of Léhon. The fishing villages and beaches of the Emerald Coast are also nearby. Our artists have free access to the Léhon abbey and its gardens. Competitive residencies are open to all practicing non-student visual artists and artist-couples working in any media and regardless of their affiliation and nationality. Application is free.

About 2017 Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists

The 2017 Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists provides time for uninterrupted work in an inspiring and historic setting made unique by Brittany’s extraordinary light, distinctive landscape, and rich cultural traditions. The program awards successful applicants with free housing, studio space in the village of Léhon, and participation in an exhibition sponsored by the Residency and the Commune of Léhon. Residents are responsible for most meals and incidental expenses.

The village of Léhon, which grew up at the site of a strategic ford used by the Romans, bears the coveted distinction “Petite Cité de Caractère” and is graced by a medieval abbey and its gardens and guarded by the ruins of the oldest fortress in Brittany, which was depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. Léhon has all of the important amenities of a French village including a café, restaurant, and bakery as well as Brittany’s only heated outdoor public swimming pool. The village is a 20-minute leisurely walk to Dinan, itself a “Cité d’Art et d’Histoire.” Dinan is a spectacular ancient walled town close to Dinard, St. Malo, Mont Saint Michel, and Rennes. The beaches an fishing villages of the Emerald Coast are approximately 30 miles away.

2017 Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program

About MICA

MICA is a leading institution of its kind in the country, setting the standard for the education of artists, designers, and art educators. MICA fosters artistic expression, professional skills, intellectual capacity, and conceptual development among its undergraduate and graduate students. The college is a major contributor to the thinking within the fields of art, design, and art education and to the education of artists, designers, and art educators, seeking always to emphasize the importance of the role of art, design, and art education in society.

For more information, contact cshipley@mica.edu.

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