Mar 30, 2018


ArtSpace Residency is a new program open to women artists to live, create and exhibit in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. A single space, “a room of your own”, it invites mid-career visual or literary artists whose work is inspired by or references textiles, garments, recycled materials and/or work that fuses text and image. ArtSpace is affiliated with La Huipilista Artspace, an artist-owned gallery just a three block walk from the central jardin in this magical pueblo that Travel and Leisure named “Best City in the World.”
All work is self-directed, length of stay is up to 4 weeks, cost is $600. This fee includes private bedroom with private bath, indoor workspace, outdoor workspace, kitchen, 24 hr. studio access. Exhibition for visual artists allowed during one- month residency only. Readings, presentations and/or workshops all to be discussed for any disciplines. 
Artists are required to provide their own materials; there’s an art supply store two blocks from the ArtSpace. Also within those two blocks are grocery stores, organic markets and cafes and restaurants. Definitely not a remote, tranquil residency, this one lands you right in the middle of one of the liveliest, most creative and art-filled scenes outside of Mexico City. La Huipilista Artspace is the first public gallery space in Colonia Guadalupe, officially designated as “el Distrito del Arte”… the Arts District of San Miguel.
Residency awards are chosen by gallery owner Lena Bartula, artist for 40 years and curator / gallery director on and off for 25 years. Applications accepted now for June – Sept. 2018. Must include current resume, at least two references, project description or idea for your work while here, plus 8-10 jpgs of relevant work completed in the last 2 years. All communications should be sent by email to

Visitors at an exhibition opening night.
Artist in Residence exhibition / January
Bedroom with private bath, worktable, closet, wifi.

Bedroom is adjacent to workspace on patio.

Patio workspace, table is just outside the bedroom door.