Artists’ residency near Chicago and Lake Michigan: applications now open

cyanotypes in brick studio

Taleamor Park, located on a scenic farm 60 miles east of Chicago, offers two-week residencies for writers and for artists in all media between May 9 and September 5.

Residents live in a lovely 1854 Italianate farmhouse that has four private air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, two kitchens, a laundry room, two common rooms, a library, a writing nook, and a paper studio. Vintage outbuildings offer both private and spacious shared studio spaces.

 

Verdant walking trails wind from the native plant and vegetable gardens, on through fields of grain, and further to woods and ponds and scenic vistas. Taleamor Park borders the mid-continental divide, from which waters flow either to the Gulf of Mexico or to Lake Michigan and the Atlantic.

 

Taleamor Park especially encourages residents who will respond to its unique location for site-specific installations, eco-artistic projects, parkland design and construction, plant growing and care, meditative walking, issues of water supply and quality, creative solitude, and plein air as well as studio painting.

 

There is a downloadable application form, and applications for the residency are accepted as long as places are open. For maximum consideration, we advise early application.

 

Fees are reasonable, with a tiered pricing structure. Fee-remission assistantships requiring 12-15 hours weekly of work on residency needs are available.

 

Applications for assistantships are due February 29.

 

Please share this opportunity with faculty, students, alumni, friends, and others. You may wish to post or distribute this pdf e-flyer that is printable in either color or black-and-white.

 

Thank you.

 

With all best wishes,

 

Clifford and Lisa Lee Peterson

 

edible MICHIANA writes about Taleamor Park

 

Taleamor Park

2215 East 350 North

LaPorte, IN 46350