October 14, 2015
The Saint John's Pottery and Saint John's University have received a Jerome@Camargo grant award of $29,500 from the Jerome Foundation.
This special award funds an international fellowship opportunity for emerging artists to undertake environmental art projects with The Saint John's Pottery at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. Upon completion of the residency period, the artist participants will take part in a lecture and conversation series to begin at the Camargo Foundation and travel to SJU.
"The advancement of environmental art internationally has been a long-term goal of this studio," said Richard Bresnahan, director and artist-in-residence at The Saint John's Pottery. "That such a partnership would happen in the south of France - a region rich with creative history and of considerable environmental significance - is a tremendous opportunity."
As part of this creative exchange, Bresnahan will present in France on behalf of SJU.
The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, supports the creation, development and production of new works by emerging artists. The foundation has supported emerging artists and artist programs in Minnesota and New York City for over 50 years.
The Camargo Foundation, also established by Hill in Cassis, is a residential center that exists for the benefit of scholars and artists worldwide. It supports fellows who take risks, embrace challenge and show promise to realize their works in a visionary way.
For over 35 years, The Saint John's Pottery has embodied a commitment to the integration of art and life, the preservation of the environment, the linkage between work and worship and the celebration of diverse cultures.
The studio engages artists, students and visitors in the work of artistic creation in relationship to the natural environment. In addition to the Environmental Artist Fellowship, the studio also hosts an Apprenticeship Program and a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Program.
Applications for the fellowship in Cassis open in 2016, and applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the Jerome Foundation. For more information, contact Steven Lemke, Program Manager, The Saint John's Pottery, or visit The Saint John's Pottery website.