The California Studio: Manetti Shrem Artist Residencies at UC Davis

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The California Studio:
Manetti Shrem Artist Residencies

The California Studio was established in 2020 through the generosity of longtime UC Davis arts education benefactors Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem. The California Studio builds on the Department of Art and Art History’s legacy as home to a top-ranked art studio program that, since its founding in 1958, has trained individuals that inspire communities and culture. The California Studio presents contemporary forms of practice and approaches to education that expand upon this history.

The California Studio welcomes a group of visiting artists annually to the Department of Art and Art History. Visiting artists come to UC Davis in one of two types of residencies: 

  • Spotlight artist residencies. The California Studio supports three to four spotlight artists each academic year. Spotlight artists are in residence for seven to 10 days and receive a generous honorarium, accommodations while at UC Davis and a travel stipend. While at UC Davis, each artist participates in and contributes to the life of the Art Studio program through departmental and public programming. Spotlight artist residencies are by invitation only, and residency programming is created in conversation between visiting artists and departmental faculty.
  • Teaching artist residencies. The California Studio hosts two teaching artists in the Department of Art and Art History. Teaching artists design an advanced undergraduate studio course and a graduate-level seminar for the department’s graduate students. Each artist is in residence for one academic quarter, or ten weeks, and receives a salary, benefits, a travel stipend, a materials stipend and studio space. Teaching artists are active members of UC Davis’ artistic and scholarly communities. As such, they are encouraged, and provided with the administrative support, to collaborate with the UC Davis community and to take advantage of Northern California’s immense resources.

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