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The Reardon House Artists Retreat and Jennifer Keefe Studio

Operation:

  • Artists (visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, composers and craft artists) apply by contacting TRACS (Tilting Recreation and Cultural Society) at:

Tilting Recreation and Cultural Society
C/O Mr. Dan Murphy
3 Post Office Lane
Tilting, Fogo Island
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
A0G 4H0
E-Mail:
dmurphy136@gmail.com

  • Artists will live in the Reardon House or the Jennifer Keefe Studio. The Reardon House (built 1860). The Reardon House was restored completely and is completely furnished with period furniture, of which some are replicas. In addition there are a new washer, dryer, fridge and stove, and the house is heated with an EPA approved oil stove.  Heat and light are included. The Jennifer Keefe Studio was donated to TRACS by the Keefe family in memory of their loving daughter Jennifer. The Jennifer Keefe studio is  restored completely and is completely furnished with period furniture, of which some are replicas. In addition there are a new washer, dryer, fridge and stove, and the house is heated with an EPA approved oil stove.  Heat and light are included.
     

  • The visiting artist is responsible for all his/her costs (food, transportation etc.). A stipend will be available in the future.
     

  • Studio facilities are available. A restored boat house is an excellent venue for a studio.

* no pets are allowed in the studios

 

Responsibilities of the Visiting Artist:

  • The Visiting Artist position has been established in order to provide artists an opportunity to produce work that reflects or responds to the natural environment and to the cultural heritage of Tilting and the communities of Fogo Island.
     

  • Visiting artists are expected to interact with the community.
     

  • The visiting artist will conduct a public lecture or a showing of their work during their stay. The public lecture provides the resident artist with an opportunity to present his/her work to the community.
     

  • The visiting artist will conduct a child’s workshop.
     

  • The visiting artist will leave two samples of their work. One will be displayed in the community and the other auctioned to support the Artist Retreat program.
     

  • The visiting artist will have the opportunity to place his/her work at the local craft shop for sale.

 

Application:

  • Samples of recent work (digital photos). Artists whose work is better represented by video or other media may include these items.
     

  • A full resume.
     

  • References to published articles, reviews, exhibition announcements, and/or catalogues.
     

  • A one page proposal that communicates the development of a theme that relates to his/her own work and background.
     

  • Deadline for application is March 15 (for artists applying from Ireland) of each year with the selection of the visiting artist being made on or near St. Patrick's Day. 
    

The Reardon House
The Reardon House

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