Description of the Event

Monteoliveto Gallery is selecting artists who will have the “task” to create a work (painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video art, street art …) inspired by the light and colours of the Mediterranean and by the ‘art de vivre’ of the French Riviera, a land of inspiration of great artists from all over the world, Renoir, Bonnard Matisse, Picasso, Chagall and their successors of the famous Ecole de Nice, César, Klein, Arman, Niki de St. Phalle, Ben, …
The selected artists during their stay will h ve to “soak up” the light and atmosphere of the area, visit the places of art, and create an original work having a footprint in new trends in contemporary art.
The  works will be exhibited in a future international art event of the gallery in Southern France in 2023.
The artists are also required to prepare a report accompanying the work of two pages expressing the feelings received from the cultured atmosphere during their stay in the region and visited places of art and the reasons for the choice of their realization.

The Site:
Nice, Vence and Saint Paul de Vence, magical “triangle d’or” and the surrounding region, Provence-Côte d’Azur, Antibes, Cannes, Vallauris, Mougins, where the major artists of the twentieth century have taken their site, for its particular light, with a high concentration of prestigious foundations, great art galleries, museums, exhibition spaces and important artvenues.

The Residence: 
A‘studio’of 25 sqm located on the Promenade des Anglais, which will be made available to the artist for two weeks, located on the 7th floor (with lift) of a modern buildingvery near to the sea. The studio is simple with a sofa bed and is equipped with all comforts, kitchenette, bathroom with toilet and shower and a balcony.  You just have to cross the road and you are on the beach.

All periods from July 2022 to June 2023  are AT NOW available.  In these periods depending on the dates you will choose,  there are many great events in the region, such a: Cannes Film Festival, Grand Prix F1 Montecarlo, Les Voiles d’Antibes great Yacht sailing race, Jazz Festival in Juan les Pins, Nice Jazz Festival, and many other culturalevents.

Some photos of the past editions