Showing posts from December, 2013

Craig Pleasants resigns effective February 1st

Craig Pleasants announced this week that he will resign his position as VCCA’s Artistic Director effective February 1, 2014.  Craig and his wife Sheila came to VCCA from New York City in October 1989 to work at VCCA. They lived in the Studio Barn apartment for seventeen years with their three daughters, moving off the property in 2006.  Sheila will continue her work with VCCA as Director of Artists’ Services.
Pleasants said “I have loved this organization and the contact with the wonderful, brilliant people it has brought into my life, but it is time to move on to the next phase of my life.”
“I have several demanding art projects in the works, and, an art and design venture I started several years ago, has taken on some exciting new developments that now demand more of my time,” said Pleasants. “My sculpture practice has focused for many years on shelter and alternative methods of creating housing, and Sculptorhouse is developing a small, octagonal kit house, a hybrid …

Deadline extended for International Residency Program

Attention Fellows!

Getting into the holiday spirit, VCCA has extended the application deadline for International Residencies to December 31, 2013.  As long as your application is postmarked by the 31st, we will include it for review.
Why not take advantage of this opportunity to work abroad at one of our partner organizations in Austria, Malta, Germany, or Ireland or at the VCCA-France facility is picturesque Auvillar, France?

"My residency at Moulin à Nef could not have been a greater gift to my creative life...The special character of Auvillar and support of VCCA heightened for me the thrill of discovery...The sights alone gave me a lifetime of imagery and memories." -Meredith Fife Day on her residency in Auvillar.
Find the application for the program in Auvillar, Francehere.

"The staff and facilities were amazing. It was a once in a lifetime experience for me as an artist, incredibly productive also.  The castle is set in a beautiful part of the country and fascinating in …

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