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 on behalf of The Saint John's Pottery at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.
"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."
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 Minnesota. And as part of this creative artist exchange, Bresnahan will present in France on behalf of Saint John's.
The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, supports the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists in Minnesota and New York City. The Camargo Foundation, also established by Hill in Cassis, is a residential center for 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.
Applications for the fellowship program in Cassis open in 2016, and applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the Jerome Foundation and the Camargo Foundation. For more information, contact Steven Lemke, Program Manager, The Saint John's Pottery, or call (320) 363-2930.