The Rauschenberg Residency brings together artists and scholars of exceptional talent and promise to make art, experiment, exchange ideas and advance mutual understanding. Sited on the grounds of Rauschenberg's former home and studio in Captiva, Florida, the Residency maintains a commitment to the preservation of the land and its history, and to the stewardship of the natural environment. The selection process for the 2013-2014 program will be announced in early 2013.
Based on Rauschenberg's experience at Black Mountain College and his belief in taking art across international borders to affect positive social change, the Rauschenberg Residency will focus on bringing together artists and scholars of exceptional talent and promise to make art, experiment, exchange ideas, and advance mutual understanding.
Lucinda Parker in the studio during her residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, FL, January 2012
From Paul Sutinen's blog: In the Shadow of the Palm is an abstraction of the tree shadow made from sea shells. These shells are used here for pathway paving the way we use gravel back home. I must thank Matt Hall for the suggestion that I do a piece like this. He saw the work I made in the South Park Blocks Portland in 1984, In the Shadow of the Elm.
Dance studio in Bob's original studio on the property. Left to right: Carrell Courtright (studio technician for the Residency), Matt Hall (facilities manager for the Residency), Ann Brady (Residency Director), Carrell (again), Maria Elena Gonzalez (sculptor), Stephen Vitiello (visual and sound artist), and Monica Marin (Residency Coordinator). Oddly enough, the artist who is now working in the studio, Linda K. Johnson, from Portland, arrived later and wasn’t on the tour.