March 16, 2017
Anna Metcalfe of Minneapolis and Jill Hubley of Brooklyn, New York, were selected as recipients of The Saint John's Pottery [email protected] Environmental Artist Fellowship.
Metcalfe will start a six-week residency in June at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, informed by the mission of The Saint John's Pottery and guided by artist Richard Bresnahan. Hubley has completed her six-week residency.
Metcalfe and Hubley received support from the Jerome Foundation through an extensive panel review. The panelists included Bresnahan, director and artist-in-residence at The Saint John's Pottery; Stuart Klipper, Minnesota-based photographer; Susan Schwartzenburg, senior artist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco; and Francis Tallin, administrator of Calanques National Park in Marseilles, France.
Metcalfe creates work inspired by water, agriculture, food and community. Much of her work has focused on collaborative and interdisciplinary learning between the sciences and art-making. Metcalfe graduated with an MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2009, and has received numerous awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board as well as previous awards from the Jerome Foundation. Her work has been exhibited widely in the Midwest, as well as nationally.
Hubley is a web developer who creates maps and other visualizations to explore environmental data. She was a 2016 Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence in Juneau, Alaska, and has been featured in several books on creative cartography. Hubley has illustrated unique environments through visual encoding to reveal stories of place for organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, the City of New York and The United Nations.
Both artists receive support in the form of transportation to France and lodging at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis. In addition, the artists receive an award stipend of $3,000. Upon completion of these residencies, each artist will provide a formal presentation of their work at SJU.
The Saint John's Pottery [email protected] Environmental Artist Fellowship is made possible through a Jerome Foundation grant of $29,500. The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill and based in St. Paul, Minnesota, supports the development and creation of new works by emerging artists in Minnesota and New York City.
The Camargo Foundation, also established by Hill in Cassis, is a residential center for scholars and artists who take risks, embrace challenge, and show promise to realize their works in a visionary way. The center offers a contemplative environment to think, create and connect. It is near several locations of environmental significance, such as the Calanques National Park.
The Saint John's Pottery embodies the Benedictine values of community, hospitality and self-sufficiency as well as SJU's commitment to the integration of art and life, the preservation of the environment and the celebration of diverse cultures.