Windy Mowing Artist Residency
Halifax, Vermont

2011 resident artist Paul Vo (York College class of 2013)

Artists or art students working in any medium or genre are invited to submit a proposal to live and create for a period of time at Windy Mowing, a historic mountain-top residence (built 1785) and studio in Halifax, Vermont. I am offering an opportunity for artists to rejuvenate their creative process by engaging directly with nature and having the freedom and solitude to work quietly and intensely. A comfortable private bedroom and bath will be provided, as well as a large kitchen to prepare their own meals. Indoor studio space is also provided as needed.

Halifax is a hardscrabble mountain hamlet in Southeastern Vermont abutting the Western Massachusetts border. It is largely forested, with rolling convulsive mountains and streams, and miles of walking trails. There are 18th-century cemeteries and stone remnants of tanneries and grist mills. It is an easy 30 minute drive west from I-91 exit 26/Greenfield, MA. It is also in close proximity to Brattleboro, VT and Shelburne Falls, MA, both of which have lively and engaging communities.

My role is to make sure your basic living needs are provided so that you can take advantage of this rare opportunity to build artistic momentum and make a strong connection to your work over a ten-day period. Though you’ll largely be left to your own devices, but I would be happy to offer feedback and guidance if requested.

Application Requirements

— Letter of introduction explaining current artistic interests and involvements. Please express specific reasons why you feel a rural retreat would be beneficial to your artistic development at this time.

— Educational bio/resume

— 4 examples of your work

— 2 References emailed from Teachers, Mentors or people otherwise engaged with your work

No smoking or drug-use on premises, no pets. Artist is responsible for purchasing their own art materials and food, and for their own transportation (vehicle necessary).

for more info contact:
residency@davidbrewsterfineart.com

Artists Phan Howng and Amy Yee, August 2015

Cynthia O’Neill, Artist in Residence, 2017


Michelle La Perrière, Artist in Residence, 2017


Gerald Ross, Artist in Residence, 2017


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Taraneh Mosadegh, Artist-In-Residence, December 2016


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Taraneh Mosadegh, Artist-In-Residence, December 2016


MICA visits Windy Mowing — MICA administrators Erin Jakowski and Rita Walters with David


Gwynne Keathley, Rita Walters, and Erin Jakowski at Windy Mowing


Todd Keyser, artist-in-residence June/July 2016


Stonemason Ben Bowen working on Windy Mowing chapel


Artists Dan Snow and Ben Bowen conferring


Autumn at Windy Mowing


Cortright Devereux, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, artist-in-residence June 2015


Rebekah Higgins, artist-in-residence May 2015


Samantha Rausch, MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal School of Interdisciplinary Art, artist-in-residence November 2014


Samantha Rausch, artist-in-residence November 2014


Cameron Stalheim, MFA Reinhart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art, artist-in-residence July 2014


Jacob Rhoads, MFA fromLeroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art, artist-in-residence July 2014


Sean McDonough, 2012 MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting, artist-in-residence Oct 2013


(left ) Nate Champion, MICA undergraduate 2015, artist-in-residence August 2013; (middle) Charles Reeves, honorary artist-in-residence August 2013; (right) Boram Lee, MICA Hoffberger School of Painting, artist-in-residence July 2013


Grace Isabel, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, artist-in-residence Oct 2012


Sung Hwa Kim, graduate of MICA Hoffberger School of Painting, artist-in-residence August 2012


Maryland Institute College of Art 2011 graduate Amy Buckler, artist-in-residence May 2012


Christine Brenner, artist-in-residence May 2012


Windy Mowing, Halifax, Vermont


Christopher Castelli in residency, October 2011 & May 2012


Stuart Shils giving feedback, June 2012