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Winter Holidays 2015 at Arquetopia in Puebla, Southern Mexico

Especially for everyone who was not able to come visit us in person this season. Winter holidays 2015 at Arquetopia in the central historic district of Puebla, Mexico. Happy New Year to you and yours!xmas1P1130191P1130158 - Version 2P1130304P1130293

Day of the Dead at Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico – Highlights

Our El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2015 ofrenda (altar) at Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico, honoring deceased Caribbean-American civil rights activist Audre Lorde and Mexican educator Ricardo Guevara.

Artists, Writers: Apply Now through Sunday, November 15. All Self-Directed and Instructional Artist and Writers Residencies 2016. Space is limited. Early applications receive priority status and immediate processing. Click here for Open Calls + Deadlines.

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Announcing the NEW Arquetopia Oaxaca International Artist Residency! Photo Slide Show!

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Arquetopia Oaxaca’s new alpine-style villa in the peaceful countryside village of San Pablo Etla, Oaxaca. Photo by R. Camargo

New as of April 2015: In contributing to more focused environmental consciousness and renewing our commitment to sustainability and nature, we are excited to announce the new Arquetopia Oaxaca. This new space honors Oaxaca’s traditions by incorporating into our residency a deeper comprehension of how art and the surrounding ecosystem coexist harmonically. Arquetopia’s residency spaces continue to be open for dialogue, exchanges, and encounters while emphasizing our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, reusing materials, and recycling waste.

Our alpine-style villa hosts up to five artists at a time, with sweeping mountain and city views from the artist rooms.

In this countryside space, the intersection of art and nature set the tone for reflection, research and production. We welcome artists who are interested in developing projects with non-toxic techniques and seeking a deeper connection with the community, nature, and the environment. Artists are also encouraged to participate in diverse activities such as fieldtrips, cycling, and hiking as well as helping to maintain our organic orchard.

Visit our Open Calls + Deadlines to apply now through Monday, April 27.

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Along with the individual live/work space for each resident, Arquetopia Oaxaca has a larger shared art studio. Photo by R. Camargo

Our residents will enjoy a safe and peaceful environment surrounded by the mountains of San Pablo, a nature reserve of 7,500 acres with rich biodiversity. The residency center is located in the countryside village of San Pablo Etla, only 20 minutes away from the center of the city of Oaxaca on the south side; and to the north, it is only 20 minutes away from the Centro de las Artes San Agustín, an early 20th-century textile mill transformed into a spectacular arts center.

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Photo by J.L. Jiménez

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Photo by J.L. Jiménez

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Arquetopia Oaxaca’s dining room and common space.

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Arquetopia Oaxaca’s common space. Photo by J.L. Jiménez

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The mountain view from an artist bedroom at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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One of the live/work spaces for residents at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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One of the live/work spaces for residents at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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One of the live/work spaces for residents at Arquetopia Oaxaca.

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The mountain view from an artist bedroom at Arquetopia Oaxaca. Photo by J.L. Jiménez

THE UNVEILING OF OUR NEW PUEBLA RESIDENCY SPACE!

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View of Arquetopia from the garden

New for 2015: A large, spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial castle-style compound conveniently located in Puebla’s central historic district and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, residency space for up to ten artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. Recently and artfully renovated, the residency offers large, natural-light studios; a natural-light art gallery; a classroom; a darkroom; a music studio; ten furnished bedrooms; an indoor/outdoor dining facility for 20 persons; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces; a botanical garden; a research library; and a residents’ rooftop lounge.

View of Arquetopia from above the garden

View of Arquetopia from above the garden

View of Arquetopia from above the garden

View of Arquetopia from above the garden

View of Arquetopia from the second floor

View of Arquetopia’s artist dining hall from the second floor

View of Arquetopia's second-floor terrace

View of Arquetopia’s second-floor terrace

Night view of Arquetopia from the garden

Night view of Arquetopia from the garden

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View of Arquetopia’s main art studio

View of Arquetopia's main art studio, with instructional course in session

View of Arquetopia’s main art studio, with instructional course in session

Night view of Arquetopia from the garden

View of Arquetopia from the garden

View of Arquetopia's main art studio from the second-floor terrace

View of Arquetopia’s main art studio from the second-floor terrace

View of the second floor residence hall from the terrace

Night view of Arquetopia’s second-floor residence hall from the terrace

View of the second-floor residence hall from the terrace

Night view of Arquetopia’s second-floor residence hall from the terrace

View of the second-floor residence hall from the terrace

Night view of Arquetopia’s second-floor residence hall from the terrace

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Artist bedroom 3

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Artist restroom

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View of the interior of Arquetopia's music studio

Interior view of Arquetopia’s music studio

Exterior view of Arquetopia's music studio

Exterior view of Arquetopia’s music studio

The Puebla Cathedral and other landmarks comprise this downtown view from Arquetopia’s spectacular new home in the central historic district of Puebla, southern Mexico.

The Puebla Cathedral and other landmarks comprise this downtown view from Arquetopia’s spectacular new home in the central historic district of Puebla, southern Mexico.

New Slideshow: Arquetopia (Puebla) on Bēhance

BWe have been revamping our residency spaces, reflecting on our experiences, and we have a short slideshow to share:

Click here for Arquetopia (Puebla) Slideshow on Bēhance

We will be adding new photos frequently; stay tuned!

New Slideshow: Arquetopia Oaxaca on Bēhance

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We have been revamping our residency spaces, reflecting on our experiences, and we have a short slideshow to share:

Click here for Arquetopia Oaxaca Slideshow on Bēhance

We will be adding new photos frequently; stay tuned!