“Working in such an idyllic setting and being so directly connected to the day-to-day routines as well as the unpredictability of the natural world has provided rich and complex painting material.”
– Josette Urso, A&H Artist-In-Residence Spring 2013
Call for Artists is Now Open – Application Deadline is October 30, 2015
About the Art & History Museums – Maitland’s Residency Program:
Built in 1937, the A&H’s Maitland Art Center (originally named the Research Studio), offered renowned artists winter residencies to take part in an atmosphere of research and collaboration. The A&H honors this legacy with the implementation of a new artist residency program; the first formal, nationally competitive Residency program at the A&H since Smith’s fellowship program, which was funded by Mary Curtis Bok from 1938 through 1957. Several residencies are offered throughout the year, with selected artists working and living at the Art Center one at a time for a period of three, six or nine weeks. The Artist-In-Residence lives in founder André Smith’s original residence and works in a studio on campus.
“Our Residency program celebrates the A&H’s Maitland Art Center’s history as a place where artists can live and work in an inspiring architectural environment replete with opportunities for collaboration and experimentation in art.” says Andrea Bailey Cox, Executive Director & CEO. “This program provides the chosen Artist-In-Residence a place to concentrate fully on their work within unique and beautiful surroundings. Artists-In-Action, students, instructors, and community members have opportunities to meet, engage with, and learn from these prominent, nationally acclaimed artists.”
The Artist-in-Residence program at the A&H is partially funded by The Balmoral Group and Ginsberg Family Foundation.