Based on the success of its inaugural program, Ocean House Management (OHM) Collection today announced the continuation of its Artisan in Residence series and is issuing a "call for entries" for its 2019-2020 season.
The Ocean House Artisan in Residence program features notable New England artisans during the Spring and Fall. The goal for this year's program is to celebrate different forms of art, foster creativity for guests and local residents, and help advance art education.
"This series is an exciting way to support and showcase the arts while providing unique experiences to people of all ages and interests," said Daniel Hostettler, President and Group Managing Director of the Ocean House Collection. "Participants will have the opportunity to learn about creative processes and build personal connections with artisans they ordinarily would not have."
One weekend a month from September through April, the program includes "Meet & Greet" events; children and adult workshops; and Ocean House's "Up Close and Personal" lectures and receptions where artisans educate attendees about their art processes and experience. Many of the workshops and sessions are held in the historic School House Cottage, next to the Ocean House.
In related news, Ocean House is now accepting applications for interested artisans representing a variety of art forms including but not limited to decorative art, sculptures, furniture, jewelry, food items, tools and musical instruments.
Artisans interested in applying can obtain the application online and return it by March 1. Ocean House is also working collaboratively with the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and its CreativeGround online community (https://www.creativeground.org/) to seek local and regional talent.
The selection of artisans will begin with the program committee, including Lisa Szaro, art curator and director of art education at Ocean House. Finalists will be announced on April 1, 2019.
Ocean House Artisans in Residents receive accommodations in the School House Cottage and meals during their extended weekend at Ocean House and receive a $500 stipend. Legacy pieces from each artist are created and donated to be on display permanently at Ocean House.
The Artisan in Residence program is part of Ocean House Collection's larger commitment to the community and the arts. Over the last several years, thousands of guests and community members have enjoyed art and programming at the Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn.
Inspired by the generosity of OHM Founders Charles and Deborah Royce and their passion for the arts, Ocean House programs include complimentary educational events, summer weekend artist receptions, seasonal exhibits and galleries, art classes, and permanent collections of more than 250 works from the 19th century through the 1990s.
About Ocean House Management
Since the redevelopment of the AAA Five Diamond Ocean House in 2010, Ocean House Management, LLC has grown from a single luxury hotel to a collection of some of the most prestigious hotel properties in New England. Each hotel is a member of Relais & Chateaux, a destination, with its own name and personality, and is managed by one of the best hoteliers in the business. The Ocean House Management Collection is comprised of properties in scenic South County, Rhode Island including Ocean House (OceanHouseRI.com) in Watch Hill; Weekapaug Inn (WeekapaugInn.com); and the Watch Hill Inn (WatchHillInn.com).