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EcoHouse Artist Residency (Costa Rica) – Call For Artists

EcoHouse Artist Residency (Costa Rica) – Call For Artists

The Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation announces a call for artists for the EcoHouse Artist Residency, Costa Rica. Strengthen your mind, body, and spirit by immersing yourself in nature. Let the clean water, air, and sunshine be your medicine. The residency is a luxurious 6,000 sq. ft. Spanish Villa that sits on 1.5 acres of land. It is located within a small community in the mountains. Surrounding it is the jungle, breathtaking views, and miles of dirt roads and trails to meander, run, hike, and explore. There is a family owned restaurant, Mirador Donde Andrés, with delicious food a 20 minute walk away.

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Deadline: 20 Jul 2020


  • 2 private rooms, each with matrimonial bed and private bathroom
  • 1 communal bedroom with 2 XL bunk beds (pillow top mattresses), attached large bathroom with Jacuzzi
  • Beds made by local artisan from wood repurposed from fallen trees
  • Natural cooling in each bedroom provided by ceiling fans
  • Covered wrap around veranda provides artists with 2 hammocks for relaxing, reflecting, or meditating in the cool evening jungle breeze
  • Main Studio 20 ft x 22 ft  with up to 4 spaces available with natural light and large wooden doors with view to backyard gardens
  • Open air studios on covered veranda overlooking jungle
  • Writer’s private room studio with desk and chair, matrimonial bed, and attached bathroom facing a butterfly garden

Duration of residency: 2 weeks to 3 months (longer stays available on approval)

Cost: $18-56 a day depending on length of stay and shared or private room

Included in cost:

  • Shuttle service to and from airport (SJO)
  • Free wi-fi, weekly maid service, and fully equipped community kitchen
  • Continental self-serve breakfast Monday through Friday
  • Prepared gourmet vegetarian meal at 5 pm Monday through Friday
  • Trips to the grocery store, local fruit/vegetable stands, and Farmer’s Markets
  • A variety of power tools, drills, electric saws, wrenches, screw drivers, machetes, and a Dremel available for use

Artists bring needed supplies for their projects. Mauser Foundation will be happy to help facilitate an order and pick up. Please be sure to give ample notice.

Mauser Foundation welcomes applicants from all races, cultures, and lifestyles. No fee to apply.

EcoHouse Artist Residency Artist Benefits

The EcoHouse Artist Residency is the perfect place for all types of nature loving artists to come get healthy and be creative.

The program focuses on furnishing artists with healthy gourmet delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast and dinner 5 days a week with ingredients that are either grown on site or locally and sustainably sourced), comfortable and beautiful accommodations, ample work space, and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can can flourish.

You will be surrounded by dozens of different species of birds, butterflies, insects, flowers, and plants. It is common to have toucans, scarlet macaws, monkeys, coatis, and sloths pass through. There is a stream that runs through the lower half of the property. Phenomenal sunrises and sunsets and marvelous natural light all day.

The yard is filled with edible fruits like plantains, papayas, and lemons. There is a working greenhouse. Produce and herbs are grown on site. Help yourself! There is lemongrass, mint, stevia, holy, and purple basil to name a few.

Heather, our on-site artist and EcoHouse Coordinator welcomes and delights in giving tours of the property’ sustainable features including the medicinal and tropical plants.

There is a library of books at the residency to learn about permaculture, sustainability, and Costa Rican wildlife and plants.

Mauser Foundation plans trips to the beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monkey Mangrove Tour, Cacao Farms, waterfalls (including Rainmaker), cloud forests, volcanos, and nature reserves (available for an additional cost).

About Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation

The program at the Mauser EcoHouse is all about providing a beautiful, tranquil, and inspirational space where artists can immerse themselves in their individual projects. Artists are encouraged to be self directed and pursue their own creative ideas.

Some specifics about Costa Rica:

  • Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up .03% of the planet’s surface.
  • There are 801 miles of coastline in Costa Rica.
  • Costa Rica is one of the most valued environmental destinations. Approximately 25% of the country has protected forests and reserves.

The Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving the quality of life on the planet. They believe it is possible to find a harmonious balance between technology and nature.

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Hearts In San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

Hearts In San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announces a call for artists for the annual Hearts in San Francisco public art project, which will be celebrating its 16th anniversary. For the 2020 series, the Foundation welcomes design submissions by local San Francisco Bay Area artists. The series will include ten large hearts, eight table top hearts, and fifteen mini heart sculptures.

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Deadline: 1 Aug 2019

On February 13, 2020, the hearts will be auctioned at the annual Hearts in San Francisco event. Proceeds benefit life-enhancing programs and initiatives at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, the Heart of our City. Artwork and proceeds (2004–2019) have raised more than $22 million for the Foundation and nationally recognized programs to enhance the quality of patient care in the areas of women and children’s health, chronic disease management, palliative care, HIV/AIDS, orthopedics, trauma and more.

Hearts in San Francisco is one of the most widely recognized public art projects in the country. Since the project’s inception in 2004, San Francisco Bay Area artists have created more than 350 Hearts. They have gone on display all across the city of San Francisco and beyond, from Union Square to the lobbies or conference rooms of corporate supporters throughout the state, including Genentech and Wells Fargo.

Each Heart is a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art and celebrates the diversity of San Francisco through designs made of acrylic paints, mosaic art, mixed media sculptures, and Swarovski crystals. Artists have the option to propose a design for either a large heart (5′ tall x 6’ wide x 40″ deep; 400 pounds), table top heart (16″ tall x 17″ wide x 8″ deep; 25 pounds), or mini heart (7″ tall x 6″ wide x 2″ deep; 5 pounds). Select Large Hearts will have the opportunity to be displayed in San Francisco’s Union Square from February 2020 through to October 2020.

Heart sculpture artist selection is conducted by a committee comprised of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation staff, board members, and community volunteers. Selection notifications will be sent via email the week of August 26, 2019.

About San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) is an independent, 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that provides philanthropic support to Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Zuckerberg San Francisco General). The Foundation is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education, and care for all at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Funds raised by the Foundation allow Zuckerberg San Francisco General to continue its long history of providing compassionate and high-quality health care to San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.

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Annual Scholarship Award Image – Call For Artists

Annual Scholarship Award Image – Call For Artists

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) announces a call for artists to depict an Annual Scholarship Award image relevant to the lifestyle of agricultural and seasonal farmworkers. Proceeds from the sale of fine art prints and posters are used to award scholarships to individuals with the potential to effect positively agricultural workers.

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Deadline: 18 Jan 2018

The NCFH Annual Scholarship Award program was established in 1984. It offers approximately six to seven $1000 scholarships to Community Health Center staff of clinical, administrative, and ancillary disciplines to help them with their educational goals.

The artist chosen must complete the annual scholarship award image no later than March 2, 2018. A $1000 cash prize will be awarded to the selected artist upon completion of the artwork. The artist will receive one fine artist proof and five posters of the image. In addition to the creation of the original piece of art, the artist agrees to attend the conference for the unveiling of the artwork and participate in poster and print signing. Travel expenses will be paid for by NCFH. The artwork will be unveiled at the Conference for Agricultural Worker Health, held in San Antonio, TX in May 2018. Consider this wonderful opportunity to showcase your work. Be a part of a program which helps others to achieve success.

About the National Center for Farmworker Health

The National Center for Farmworker Health is dedicated to improving the health of agricultural workers and their families in the United States and Puerto Rico. The National Center for Farmworker Health supports the NCFH Annual Scholarship Award program. Proceeds from the sale of fine art prints and posters are used to award scholarships to individuals with the potential to positively affect agricultural workers.

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