• Artists-in-Residence Sought for American Tin Cannery Program

    The non-profit Regional Artisans Association is pleased to announce its first Artist in Residence program. The American Tin Cannery Artist-in-Residence Program (ATC AiR) is now accepting applications for 3- and 6-month tenures beginning March 1, 2016.
    Participating artists are provided with a workspace/showroom in a retail setting for 3 or 6 month tenures, beginning March 1, 2016. This “gift of time” allows artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals. The American Tin Cannery Artist-in-Residence Program (ATC AiR) was established to provide emerging and professional visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on creating and selling their work in a retail setting with a built-in audience of tourists and local residents next to historic Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
    The goals of the ATC AiR Program are to help build a thriving, vital arts destination in Pacific Grove at the American Tin Cannery and provide a catalyst for visual artists to improve their business and exhibition expertise.
    This program was made possible by the generous support of the Arts Council for Monterey County, the American Tin Cannery, and Domaine Hospitality Partners.
    Residencies are offered exclusively to artists involved in painting, mixed media, drawing, textile art, jewelry, and fashion design.
    Preference is given to artists looking to expand their business acumen and presence, and who are eager to engage daily with the wider community, the tourist audience at the American Tin Cannery (ATC), and the other artists in their tenure cohort. Teaching opportunities and classroom space will be available to participants, and artists will be included in all exhibits, events, and marketing/promotion activities carried out by the Regional Artisans Association and their permanent gallery at the ATC: Monterey Bay Artisans.
    The American Tin Cannery is located at 125 Ocean View Drive in Pacific Grove, across from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
    About the Regional Artisans Association
    The Regional Artisans Association (RAA) is a non-profit community arts organization whose mission is to expand the reach and elevate the profile of artists and the arts in Monterey County, Santa Cruz County and San Benito County. RAA’s programming includes exhibition and sales venues for local artists (Art of Santa Cruz in the Capitola Mall, and Monterey Bay Artisans in the American Tin Cannery), SantaCruzArtists.com, Mural-in-a-Day, Third Fridays—Capitola Mall, and First Saturdays at the American Tin Cannery.
    More information on the ATC AiR program, including application guidelines and submission, can be found at www.regionalartisansassociation.org or via email: mbartisans@gmail.com or phone: (831) 747-1060.
    Contact: Dawn Teall Regional Artisans Association (831) 747-1060

    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 7, 2016

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