Two CCA graduate students have been accepted into the 2006 residency program of the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Media arts students Patricia Esquivias and Marcella Faustini were selected from 1,643 applicants worldwide. Both are in the college's MFA Program in Fine Arts.
Open to only 65 students each year, this summer program is an intensive nine-week residency for advanced students, giving them the opportunity to work with a visiting faculty of leading contemporary artists.
"The Skowhegan residency is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can be a launching pad for emerging artists," said Lawrence Rinder, CCA's dean of graduate studies. "I'm thrilled that the high caliber of the work of our students continues to be recognized by the Skowhegan jury."
Founded in 1946 on lakeside farmland in rural Maine, Skowhegan has served as an important resource for artists and a catalyst for the advancement of their work. Founded by artists, and still governed by artists, Skowhegan provides a rigorous, supportive atmosphere in which emerging artists are encouraged to work and explore, free from the expectations of the marketplace and academia.
From Ellsworth Kelly and Janet Fish to Sanford Biggers and Jennifer Zackin, Skowhegan alumni represent a diverse line of some of the most influential artists of the last five decades.
The 2006 Skowhegan residency program runs June 10 through August 12.Read the rest