Inspired by his personal history being raised in the American South, Chase Travaille creates surreal sculptures that subvert the notion of the idyllic countryside. Dark Humor, transgressive thoughts, and desires are articulated in objects that invite a dialogue concerning sexuality, social class, and the inherent theatricality of southern culture. His current body of work Shard Amphora is focused on attaching the ceramic shards of different artists to rebuild new vessels as a response to the events of 2020 and its lingering aftermath into today. Chase received his MFA from Alfred University in 2019 and was awarded the Outstanding Student Achievement in Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center the same year. He has attended residencies internationally and finished his long-term residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in the summer of 2021. He currently lives and works in Northwest Arkansas.
About the CCC Artist in Residence Program:
The Community Creative Center’s Artist in Residence program is awarded to one post-bacc or post- grad, 21 years or older, per year. Candidates should be highly motivated and committed to pursuing excellence in their craft.
This residency is ideal for those who are seeking dedicated studio time to further their artistic practice and transition into the next stage of professional development.
The CCC will provide a $1000.00 per month stipend, semi-private 280 sq. ft. studio, glaze materials, electric kiln firings and use of its studio equipment and facilities in exchange for 15 hours of work per week and participation in CCC events and activities. Residents will be offered paid teaching opportunities as well as public lectures and demonstrations.
During the course of the year the CCC hosts multiple Artists receptions in the McCoy gallery, Pottery on the Patio and the Arkansas Pottery Festival, in addition to ongoing arts education programming.
Northwest Arkansas is home to a thriving Art and Entrepreneurial scene, with close access to the University of Arkansas, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21C Museum Hotel, and many Fine Art galleries and venues. The area also hosts several notable craft shows such as War Eagle, the Clothesline Fair, and the Little Craft Show. Other major sales markets such as Little Rock, Tulsa, Kansas City and Memphis are within a few hours driving distance.
The CCC Residency does not provide lodging, meals, or transportation. The Residency does not guarantee full or part time employment. The Resident must be comfortable working in a diverse community environment that hosts a wide range of ages and skill levels. The resident must be able to commit to a year- long contract.
Duties will include: monitoring Open Studio hours, assisting in general studio organization and maintenance, loading and unloading electric kilns, mixing glazes, and assisting with McCoy Gallery with exhibitions and Special events.
- 2,500 + sq ft Ceramics studio, including kiln pad and glaze lab
- 20 electric pottery wheels, wooden and plastic bats, wide range of general studio tools
- 2 Oval Electric kilns, 2 Barrel Electric Kilns (Cone 6 max)
- Soldner Clay Mixer, Peter Pugger De-Airing Pug Mill
- Nidec Slab Roller, North Star Extruder
- Large Air Compressor
Application for Aritist In Residence will Reopen April 1, 2023
Submissions should include:
- 20 images of Work,
- Artist Statement,
- Resume or CV,
- Letter of Intent,
- 3 Professional References with current email and phone numbers
Application deadline: Midnight, MAY 31, 2023
Notification of Acceptance: June 5, 2023
Residency Start: Month of June, TDB based on AIR
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