Sabine van den Bergh named winner of Prix Résidence Moulin à Nef

VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts) in Amherst, Virginia, announced that an independent panel in Paris has selected photographer Sabine van den Bergh as the 2017 winner of the Prix Moulin à Nef. Van den Bergh holds an art degree from Arnhem in the Netherlands and has shown her work in exhibitions in Beaumont de Lomange and in Auvillar, France.

The Prix Résidence Moulin à Nef provides Van den Bergh with a month-long residency at VCCA in Virginia, where she will provided a private studio, private bedroom, and three prepared meals each day in a community of 25 writers, composers, and visual artists from across the US and around the world.  Van den Bergh plans to be in residence in 2018.

As runner-up, visual artist Patrick Polidano of Saint Sulpice et Cameyrac will be awarded a month-long residency at VCCA’s Moulin à Nef Studio Center in Auvillar, France.  His work has been exhibited in Bordeaux, Saint-Maixant, and Dijon, among other locations.  He plans to be in residence in Auvillar in April 2018.

Each year, the Prix Moulin à Nef is awarded to a visual artist from the Midi-Pyrénées or Aquitaine regions of France.  Artists interested in applying should contact Cheryl Fortier, Resident Director of VCCA’s Moulin à Nef (


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