Puerto Vallarta Residency, Mexico 2017
LPM Projects is thrilled to announce the LPM Projects Artist Residency in Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) in the Fall/Winter 2017/18.
In 2005, Guy Bérubé opened La Petite Mort Gallery (LPM) in Ottawa and, after ten successful years in operation, sensing a shift in the needs of the art market, he closed LPM Gallery, and launched LPM Projects.
LPM Projects has collaborated with a number of institutions, directors, and artists in Santiago & Valparaiso (Chile), and in Mexico City (Mexico), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Buenos Aires (Argentina), New York (USA), and Madrid (Spain). These collaborations have resulted in exhibitions in former dog pounds, brothels, and prisons as well as in more traditional art spaces, and have included community outreach programs.
The Residency / Coming Soon
Located on the south coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican beach resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean and is easily accessible with several direct flights from Canada.
The Artist Residency is located in a beautiful private 4 story home with private pool, including a full artist studio with its own entrance, work table, tools, located on a hill in a quiet part of town (except for the early morning roosters), 8 blocks from the ocean & beach, with 360 degree views of the city, hills & ocean, including 3 bedrooms each with their own terrace, fully furnished, with all kitchen appliances, bedding & towels (bath & beach). The rooftop terrace is breathtaking, along with laundry facilities.
International travel costs, art supplies, local travel, tourist excursions, food & alcohol to be supplied by the artist.
Wifi, property maintenance, security, household utilities, bottled water delivery, pool & cleaning services, laundry on location, all supplied & maintained by LPM.
Meals to be shared.
Personal insurance obligatory.
The LPM Projects Artist Residency provides artists with the time and a space away from their usual environment to work in a quiet, fully supported, and beautiful setting with uninterrupted time to focus, to investigate their own practice, prepare a new body of work, or to experiment. Artists are expected to work during their residency and, if they choose, residents are encouraged to give presentations, workshops, or to collaborate with local artists or the general public.
Artists will be introduced to beauty & uniqueness of Puerto Vallarta, the hidden beaches, the culture, the local food/meat/fish markets, the galleries, private artist studios & any information pertaining to local tours and excursions, and so on.
The Residence Fee
We are non-profit so any artist fees are based on personal budget, goals & ambition. To be discussed. Our goal is to create a unique, creative environment.
The application process is by invitation only and may be the beginning of a longer relationship.
Guy Bérubé, director / LPM Projects / Ottawa, Canada