Artist in Residence (AiR)

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Artist in Residence (AiR)

The residency program at Casa provides an opportunity for artists from across all disciplines to pursue their practice in a supportive, concentrated, community-based atmosphere. Open to artists with diverse experience levels, backgrounds and a variety of media including those in or recently graduated from undergraduate programs. 

Workshops, installations, open houses and artist talks are part of AiR community engagement program. Informal and friendly workshops allow you to create alongside artists. Open houses and artist talks with visiting artists allow for learning new perspectives and ways of seeing.  

Follow the AiR programming within the seasonal Casa Program Guide and events calendar for upcoming events.  

Gary Uchikura's head in front of a Japanese Garden

Who is in Residence?

Gary Uchikura will be an Artist in Residence at Casa from July 4 – 31, 2022.

Gary grew up on an Alberta farm, the son of Japanese immigrants. His background in science and agriculture weaves with his artistic instincts to search for connections between land, people, and the tactile sensations and forms in ceramics.

Join Gary Uchikura for an OPEN HOUSE to see works created during his residency on Saturday, July 28 at 7:00pm at Casa.

Uchikura will also be giving ARTIST TALK and LIVE PERFORMANCE during September’s Month of the Artist on Tuesday, September 20 at 8:00pm.

Who is in Residence?

Marina Fridman will be an Artist in Residence at Casa from July 15 – August 12, 2022.

Marina Fridman is a visual artist creating immersive installations that combine traditional drawing and contemporary sculpture.

Marina will be giving a WORKSHOP in the Charles Bargue Drawing Course on Saturday, July 23. See workshop description here: https://casalethbridge.ca/classes/introduction-to-realistic-drawing-workshop-with-marina-fridman/

Join Marina Fridman for an ARTIST TALK on Thursday, August 11 at 7:00pm to talk about their artistic practice and work at Casa.

MArina Fridman drawing with a pencil in front of a moon drawing on the wall.
Artist, Shelby charlesworth, sitting cross legged on a wood floor surrounding by pieces of art.

Who is in Residence?

Shelby Charlesworth will be an Artist in Residence at Casa from August 8 – September 4, 2022.

Shelby Charlesworth is a Canadian artist and a Master of Fine Arts Graduate from the University of Connecticut. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alberta University of the Arts in 2017 and attended an exchange program at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2015. She is an interdisciplinary artist whose primary media include ceramics, sculpture, installation and printmaking.

www.shelbycharlesworth.com

Join Shelby Charlesworth for an ARTIST TALK on Thursday, August 11 at 7:00pm to talk about their artistic practice and work at Casa. There will be a studio OPEN HOUSE on August 25 at 6:00pm to see the work created during their residency time.

Application Process

Emerging artists find the Casa AiR program to be a welcoming place for those wanting to experience the residency process. Mid-career and established artists are also encouraged to apply as Casa provides space free of charge and will help to co-ordinate a number of public engagement opportunities. 

Please seek funding for travel, lodging and per diems from granting agencies as necessary. Successful candidates may request letters of support for their grant applications. 

Application deadline:  

Application deadlines occur January 15 and June 15 of each year. 

Submissions for the January 15 deadline will be programmed for a residency between June 15 and December 31.

Submission for the June 15 deadline will be programmed for a residency between January 15 and June 14 of the following year.