Open Call

2020/21 Artists in Residence & Professional Artists in Residence Program

Mendocino Art Center

No Funding
Mendocino, United States


• BA, BFA, MFA or proficiency in your studio practice • A clear objective for your time in residence

Number of Participants

Approximately 10 full term Artists in Residence (7.5 months) and the possibility of additional one to three month Professional Artists in Retreat.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 01, 2020 - May 15, 2021


  • $40.00 application fee


Ceramic Facility, Gallery, Shared Studio




No meals

Public Programs



Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Jewelry, Metalsmith, Painting, Photography, Textile



Program Description

Fine Art • Jewelry/Metal Arts • Ceramics • Fiber Arts PROGRAM DATES AIRs = October 1, 2020 - May 15, 2021 (7 1/2 months) PAIRs = December 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021 (1-3 months) The Mendocino Art Center’s Artists in Residence (AIR) Program and the Professional Artists in Retreat (PAIR) Program bring emerging and established artists from all over the country to a unique art center on the rural Northern California coast. This secluded location provides tranquility in an historic artist community rich with inspiration and local talent. In addition to providing dedicated studio space and furnished studio apartments, the program provides the freedom to develop at one’s own pace in the chosen area of focus, as well as the opportunity for interaction with other disciplines. Our studios in Fine Art, Jewelry/Metal Arts, Ceramics and Fiber Arts are actively used for instruction, production, individual study and casual drop-in open studios. Writers are welcome to apply for the PAIR program,

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