There are no application or room/studio fees. Guest artists are asked to contribute at a suggested level of $300 to a common fund, which will be used for food and to replace consumable supplies and materials. The resident owners/patrons of the guest residency contribute to the common fund at the same rate.
Participation of guests in the normal chores is requested (Average 4 hr/week). This includes, for example, gardening (eight raised beds), weed control, maintenance and assistance with cooking.
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Stonehouse Residency is a not for profit guest residency instituted to benefit the visual arts faculties of colleges, universities and high schools. However, all serious artists and writers with professional standing in their fields or who demonstrate promise will be considered for invitation.
Six residencies of four weeks each will be provided during the normal summer month vacation times (e.g. three guests during June, and three from mid-July to mid-August). Three residencies of three or four weeks each will also be provided in the April time frame, if there is demand. Writers are encouraged to apply for winter times, when the studios are untenable. During the remainder of the year, visits may be arranged at the discretion of the patrons. Artists are the houseguests of the patrons of Stonehouse for the duration of their stay. Repeat visits are encouraged.
Guest artists are requested to contribute adequate images of completed work to Stonehouse Residency archives and may leave a representative work of art resulting from the visit at Stonehouse, if it is appropriate to do so.
Guests are accommodated in one of three private rooms on the upper floor of a family residence. Linen and laundry facilities, studio and limited transportation are also provided. None of the living or studio facilities are designed to accommodate guests with disabilities. Some arrangement may be possible. Because the residency is an intense, focussed time for development and facilities are limited, inclusion of a guest’s family in the residency is not encouraged (limited visits are possible). Pets are not allowed.
Studio facilities are provided by Stonehouse. Guest artists must provide consumable supplies and materials and specialised equipment.
Current facilities allow guests to pursue interests in writing, painting and drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture. Print presses and kilns are not yet available. Guests will be consulted with regard to layout and general equipment requirements.
Stonehouse Residency is located on a mountain ranch in Miramonte CA, just outside Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.
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