RESIDENCIA PERSONAL

El 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Programa de Residencia de Escritores y Artistas está ubicado en el Lago Chapala, el lago más grande de México, donde encontraras que un clima perfecto durante todo el año y las impresionantes vistas al lago y la montaña han establecido a la región como la meca del artista internacional. Los residentes se sentirán inspirados por la belleza natural, la historia y la cultura de esta parte especial del centro de México. Chapala se encuentra a 25 minutos del Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara y a 45 minutos de Guadalajara, una de las ciudades más grandes de México que cuenta con abundantes recursos culturales: museos, galerías, teatro y materiales para artistas. Xochi Quetzal es la diosa azteca de la creatividad y la fertilidad y protectora de los artesanos. ¡Ella seguramente te inspirará durante tu estancia!

MISIÓN: Nuestro objetivo es apoyar a artistas, escritores y músicos que se beneficiarían de tener un tiempo ininterrumpido para dedicarse a su creatividad . Al proporcionar espacios de vida / trabajo asequibles en un área bella y culturalmente rica, esperamos que nuestros residentes puedan progresar artísticamente sin el estrés y las distracciones de la vida cotidiana.

CRITERIOS: artistas visuales nacionales e internacionales, fotógrafos, escritores, dramaturgos, creadores de nuevos medios y músicos mayores de 23 años pueden planificar su residencia personal. Dos de nuestros espacios de trabajo / en vivo pueden acomodar parejas o equipos de colaboración de dos personas.

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PROGRAMA DE RESIDENCIA PERSONAL: Ofrecemos 4 espacios habitacion / estudio por 1 a 6 meses. No es necesario que se inscriba a través de CAFE, solo visite nuestro sitio web para obtener descripciones e imágenes de los espacios y las fechas disponibles http://360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-overview/. Esta es una oportunidad perfecta para terminar un manuscrito, prepararse para un espectáculo, recopilar sus pensamientos o planificar su próximo trabajo. Lea algunas de las entrevistas con creativos que han venido a Chapala para una residencia personal.

Envíenos un correo electrónico a 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com (en inglés o español) y díganos qué mes (es) desea venir y comenzaremos el proceso de reserva. Tomamos reservas por orden de llegada y generalmente reservamos con 4 – 6 meses de anticipación. ¡Planifique con anticipación si quiere venir en invierno!

ESPACIOS DE TRABAJO/ HABITACION: Cada espacio tiene una entrada privada, cocina totalmente equipada, sala de estar, dormitorio y baño completo. Su residencia también incluye wi-fi gratis, todos los servicios públicos, servicio de lavandería en las instalaciones, servicio de mucama semanal y un Manual de Residencia de 22 páginas. Vea fotos y descripciones en nuestro sitio web: http://360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-overview/.

ESPACIO Y EQUIPO DE ESTUDIO: Nuestros espacios están orientados a escritores y artistas visuales. Proporcionamos mesas de trabajo y espacio de pared para artistas visuales, paredes móviles para artistas de fibra, escritorios y wi-fi gratuito para escritores. Hay un caballete profesional para pintores. Nuestra casita Lopez Casita tiene un horno de muestras Cress para artistas de cerámica, que puede encenderse hasta el cono 6 y es adecuado para piezas pequeñas de cerámica o metal. Hay un telar de piso de 33 “en nuestra casita Medio para tejedor. Las Casitas López y Medio son más grandes y más cómodas para parejas o equipos de colaboración de dos personas.

PROGRAMA GUEST CHEF: Algunos meses, ofrecemos un Guest Chef. Los artistas residentes tendrán la opción de pagar una tarifa adicional ($ 150 por persona) para poder comer en comunidad cinco noches a la semana en la residencia principal y disfrutar de comidas gourmet (¡y sobras!) Preparadas por nuestro artista culinario residente, que considerará sus restricciones dietéticas especiales. Si conoce a alguien que desea postularse para este puesto de temporada, pídales que nos escriban a 360xochiquetzal@gmail.co entrevistas con nuestros artistas residentes visitantes y los perfiles de artistas locales mexicanos y ex-pat.

¿CÓMO ES CHAPALA? En una palabra, encantador. Esta es una ciudad pequeña con una población de 22,000. Escuchará a los caballos trotando por el bulevard de adoquines en la mañana en su camino a los establos. Los vaqueros viajan usando sus teléfonos celulares. El canto de las aves te acompaña durante todo el día. En el invierno, miles de pelícanos blancos nos entretienen en el lago. Los árboles arden con colores psicodélicos durante todo el año. Las montañas se vuelven verdes durante nuestra temporada de lluvias de 4 meses (junio – septiembre). Los vendedores pasan durante el día vendiendo fresas frescas, agua embotellada y helado. Lea más sobre Chapala en nuestro sitio web: http://360xochiquetzal.com/the-magic-of-lake-chapala/

DIVERSION: Todos los espacios de trabajo / habitacion están a poca distancia de un parque con una pista de atletismo, piscina, canchas de tenis y senderos para caminar. También estamos a 5 minutos del malecón, un camino tipo parque que corre a lo largo del lago por una milla. El lago está rodeado por cientos de montañas y podrá disfrutar de espectaculares puestas de sol casi todas las noches. El clima es soleado 300 días al año con temperaturas promedio durante el día en 70 grados Fahrenheit. Otras actividades cercanas incluyen senderismo, baile y aguas termales.

COMUNIDAD: Chapala y la cercana Ajijic tienen docenas de cafés, galerías, centros culturales, inauguraciones de arte y cientos de artistas para conectarse o estudiar. Todo lo que necesita se encuentra a poca distancia y nuestro servicio de autobús es frecuente y de bajo costo. Este es un lugar seguro para vivir y trabajar, y las residencias son seguras.

MISCELANEOS: aunque hablar un poco de español hará que su tiempo aquí sea más integrado culturalmente, no necesita hablar el idioma para obtener lo que necesita. Estás a solo 5 minutos a pie de muchas tiendas, restaurantes y autobuses.

REGLAS DE LA CASA: No se permiten a tus hijos ni a las mascotas (hay muchos hoteles de alojamiento y desayuno cerca para los visitantes). El fumar, las drogas y las armas de fuego están expresamente prohibidos.

SOBRE EL FUNDADOR: Desde 2012, Deborah Kruger ha sido fundadora y administradora principal de 360 ​​Xochi Quetzal. Ella es también una artista de medios mixtos que exhibe internacionalmente. Su trabajo en fibras mixtas y serigrafía se encuentra en colecciones privadas en toda América del Norte. Vea su trabajo en www.deborahkruger.com o síguelo en Instagram @deborahkrugerstudio o Facebook en @ deborahkrugerartist

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION: 360 Xochi Quetzal alienta las solicitudes de artistas de todos los orígenes y no discrimina por edad, raza, origen nacional, religión , credo, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de VIH, estado civil, discapacidad o estado de veterano.

Únase a nuestra lista de correo electrónico en la parte superior de nuestra página web: www.360xochiquetzal.com

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Testimonials

Our residency at 360 Xochi Quetzal was more than we had hoped for! The time and space to work, think, and explore–without deadlines or requirements–opened up our practice in a way we had not imagined. The town is lovely, easy to navigate, with everything within walking distance. The locals were so welcoming; we felt at home right away. Our accommodations in Lopez Cotilla were clean, comfortable and allowed both of us to have our own studio space. We really enjoyed quiet evenings on the patio watching the sun set over beautiful Chapala and meet ups with the other residents. Muchisimas gracias!

Suzanne Stroebe, Artist Bernard Cousins, Musician Brooklyn, NY

After a beautiful and adventurous journey from Europe, we found ourselves in a taxi descending the hills of Sierra de San Juan Cosala with the full moon reflected in the lake. The word “magia and maravilla” crossed my mind and I got goose bumps.

Chapala is indeed a magical place, colourful, charming and very safe with friendly people everywhere. We were blown away by the bird life, vegetation, architecture, which are so different from ours in Hungary.

Our casita was a for us: comfortable, well-equipped and authentically Mexican. The Residency Handbook answered all our questions before we even asked them. Cobra and Christian are very attentive and kind, and their hospitality was unmatchable.

Zsuzsa and Istvan visual artists from Hungary, Europe

As painting and writing residents during 2017, we both would like to thank you for the opportunity to be able to focus and collaborate on a project, entitled Immigrants. We had been thinking about it, had discussed it, but never quite got around to doing it until this residency. The atmosphere, encouragement, feedback and like-mindedness of all involved in Chapala gave us both the inspiration to move forward.

It was a productive and great experience for us both and we thank you.

 

Joyce and Hector DeCordova

I visited the 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist Residency in Chapala, Mexico for the entire month of April 2017.  It was a perfect retreat for me.  I loved watching the cowboys ride in on their horses.  My work flourished, inspired by the other visiting artists and the tranquil nature of the town.  I went to Ajijic and attended figure drawing and portrait sessions up to three times per week.  I made new friends and felt encouraged in my writing and art making.  I am so glad I had a chance to participate in this program. Chapala is a perfect place to get your work done with little distraction.

Anna Roach, Mixed Media-Seattle,WA

360 Xochi Quetzal was my first residency and I loved every bit of it. The opportunity to get away and single-task toward my writing instead of routinely multitasking was priceless. My studio was cute, clean, and well-equipped. Deborah and Sandra were very approachable, helpful, and I loved connecting with fellow-residents from different disciplines too. Most of all, the location of our residence across from the Malecón buzzing with artisans, vendors and restaurants offered to me just the right balance of isolation toward focused work and a community around. I hope to return soon.

Namrata Poddar, Writer-California

My time in Chapala was pivotal for me as a writer. You can’t understand the effect Chapala has until you arrive. Its splashes of color, rhythms and scenic beauty will inspire you. Scribbling away at Café Paris, locals ambling by, a cool glass of beer sweating on the table… I felt like Hemingway. This residency gave all that to me and more. It is a gift I continue to cherish; a feeling I look back on when in need of encouragement, inspiration, and motivation.

Sean Hammer, Writer – New York City

Everyone comes to the residency for different reasons. For me it was a time to reflect upon this whirlwind past year. I lead a hectic life and often feel like I run from exhibition to exhibition without time for contemplation. I really needed to slow down and think about the next direction for my work. I got that and a lot more! I finished two small projects and reveled in the beautiful environment. I was able see the Monarch butterfly migration and experience an indigenous fiesta with my fellow artists. I left the residency refreshed, with new friends and purpose!

Jenny Angus, Installation Artist - Madison, WI

I had no expectations when I headed to Mexico for a personal residency, and the entire experience was a wonderful surprise. I loved Chapala: its realness, its people, the lake, the restaurants, and especially my casita where I could work outside on the patio. I met wonderful people that made my trip even more enjoyable. I had no agenda as I worked, but I was pondering an exhibition for the following December.  I didn’t realize until I returned home and began working on the show in earnest how beneficial the weeks in Chapala were.  I will certainly return.  http://loribgoodman.com/

Lori Goodman, Artist – Eureka, CA

My personal residency at 360 Xochi Quetzal was wonderfully productive and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a creative project that requires some quiet, focused time.  The casita was lovely – spacious, fully furnished, very clean and stocked.  The residency hosts, Cobra and Christian, are welcoming, fun and engaging.  My casita was steps away from the Malecón and within walking or bike riding to Ajijic.  The locals are friendly and engaging-quick to suggest a favorite taco stand or even invite you to join them for a hike.  I will definitely be back!

Lenna Minion, Writer-Dubai

The 360 Xochi Quetzel Personal Residency Program was a perfect place for me to focus on my children’s book. I wanted an authentic Mexico experience where I would be submersed in the culture and language. Chapala was easy to get around and affordable. The Lopez Cotilla casita was cool, breezy and comfortable. It had everything I needed. I woke up in the morning to hummingbirds buzzing around a tree outside my window. Sunsets were beautiful from the outdoor terrace and an occasional dramatic thunderstorm just to let you know who is really in charge around here. Muchas Gracias!!

Kristin Balouch, Writer-Brooklyn, NY

We have one word to describe the our experience here at 360 Xochi Quetzal, and that is MAGIC! The casita is very spacious, allowing for lots of room to create. It is very comfortable and clean, and has everything you could possibly need for your personal residency. We especially enjoy spending time on the relaxing balcony. Cobra and Chris are available and very helpful. The Residency Handbook in the casita addresses all of our questions in detail and offers suggestions for things to try around the area. You will often hear live music in the early evening from the Malecon. It feels very safe here, and even more secure having the Red Cross right across the street. It has been a wonderful experience, and Kristen and I  would like to return each year.

Orion Kugel, Photographer-New Hampshire

We have one word to describe the our experience here at 360 Xochi Quetzal, and that is MAGIC! The casita is very spacious, allowing for lots of room to create. It is very comfortable and clean, and has everything you could possibly need for your personal residency. We especially enjoy spending time on the relaxing balcony. Cobra and Chris are available and very helpful. The Residency Handbook in the casita addresses all of our questions in detail and offers suggestions for things to try around the area. You will often hear live music in the early evening from the Malecon. It feels very safe here, and even more secure having the Red Cross right across the street. It has been a wonderful experience, and Orion and I would like to return each year.

Kristen Pobatschnig, Painter-New Hampshire
“Applying for the free Winter residency of Xochi Quetzal was the start of many positive transformations. The silence I found for myself during the residency, allowed me not only to write the best last chapter I can write at this stage of my evolution, it also granted me a most sought-after introspection moment during which I read my dreams and studied ancient Eastern writings. The serenity of the lake and presence of other artists inspired me to get mentally ready and organized for my future as a novelist. I am particularly fond of spending the holidays abroad with ‘strangers’. It always infuses me with these wild insights and whims. Our group was just lovely, the artists one by one very interesting. Cobra and Christian are warm and graceful hosts who made life easy. All in all, Xochi Quetzal was a weighty meditation, a poetic experience that carried me through the rest of Mexico in newness and will resonate long after.”
Heidi Souffriau, Writer-Brussels
“I was partly inspired to apply for the Xochi Quetzal residency by The Retro Cocktail Hour — a popular Saturday night radio show on Kansas Public Radio 91.5 that features exotica music (a form of tropical jazz).  My hope was for the palm trees,  lakeside sunrises, and culture of Chapala & Mexico at large to inform my creative process.  These elements did precisely that, and the generous hospitality of Cobra & her partner Christian provided me with a cozy composing environment.”
Note from Staff: Listen to the music created during Andrew’s residency -Winter 2016
Andrew Morgan, Composer-Lawrence, KS

Chapala is a safe, spiritually charged, beautiful place. Wild horses run through town.  It’s a place where you greet strangers on the street.

I walked along the lake in meditation a great deal. I hiked the looming cerro overlooking town. I biked all over the countryside. I wrote, documented, created composed soundscapes utilizing field recordings, and built small maquette light sculptures based on my experiences. I attended traditional temazcals, and sat alone in cathedrals.

It was pivotal for me in a spiritual sense more than a career advancing experience. I’m very grateful for it, and Deborah Kruger is a wonderful advocate to keep in contact with. I truly recommend the residency.

Justin R. Lytle, Sculptor-California

My residency at 360 Xochi Quetzal in summer 2015 was both restorative and productive.  I was inspired by the beautiful studio and the surrounding Chapala  / Jalisco region.  The setting worked well for me in terms of inspiring and completing new work, and learning the history and customs of the area.  The flexible residency requirements allowed an easy engagement with other residents, and encouraged me to participate in Chapala and Guadalajara communities.  There are many contemporary art venues in Guadalajara, which are an easy bus ride from Chapala.

Michael Pribich, Sculptor-New York City

“Not only was this residency situated in one of the most beautifully mystical, culturally resonant, and stimulating settings imaginable, it also managed to be both peaceful and galvanizing: the perfect combination for immersing oneself in a creative project without hesitation or distraction. Deborah and Christian’s home was an oasis. One of my fellow residents remarked to me that “this place has amazing energy for getting work done,” and I wholeheartedly agree: the atmosphere seemed to hum with a low-key, generative productivity, one that helped me get closer than I’d been in many months to actually fully realizing and finishing a long story. I wish I was still there among the bougainvillea, the jade vines, the dogs and the pelicans.”

Suzanne K. Rivecca, Author-San Francisco, CA

Chapala has become my home away from home. The Xochi Quetztal residency is run efficiently. Cobra and her team are friendly, accessible, and professional. My stay in Chapala is enhanced by the personal relationships I have developed with several of the team members. The casita I stay in is very well maintained and fully equipped. The studio area is large and ready for me to engage in art as soon as I arrive.  The weather is always fantastic. The lake, the town(s), the life, the restaurants, the view, the very friendly local people all call me back again and again. I love it!

Zahava Sherez, Sculptor-Oakland, CA

“This was the most work I’ve ever done in a single month in my life. I will never forget what an incredible experience this was and I thank you for honoring me with a residency at 360 Xochi Quetzal. The reference material I gathered throughout the trip to Chapala, Mexico is going to fuel my work for years to come. Thank you for everything! You run an incredible residency program!!!”

Santiago Galeas, Painter-Philadelphia, PA