Art Residency in Champagne, France

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Raised by 36 people in 63 months
Cynthia McCusker ( http://cynthiamccusker.com/) recently applied and was accepted to be an artist in residence at CAMAC in Marnay-sur-Seine, in the region of Champagne, France! Her residency is an incredible opportunity to create on site during a one month residency in the summer of 2015. Being fully immersed in the French culture, she will live at the residency during this time and create alongside fellow artists from around the world.

Less than 10% of applicants who apply for this residency are accepted and Cynthia is honored to be one of these artists. CAMAC ( http://www.camac.org/), has awarded Cynthia a 20% scholarship for the fees (for room, board, and studio space), for which she is very grateful. The remaining 80% of the fee, transportation costs, and required art materials are not covered. She needs your help! 

Please help Cynthia grow professionally by creating a body of work over a course of one month, while living and working in France. She will express her gratitude with a thank you note to each sponsor. Any amount is appreciated. Those who are able to give $50 or more will also receive a gift (see details in "reward levels".)

All sponsors will be invited to Cynthia's opening receptions and events. Sponsors donating $150 or more will have the opportunity to select a piece of Cynthia's original art (during a visit to her art studio in New York, or from her website) for their own personal collections. Size of art will correspond with the contribution made (please see "reward levels" for details.) Sponsors at the "Violette" level will communicate directly with Cynthia (in her studio in New York, via telephone and or e-mail or other correspondence) and receive a large custom-made painting or a group of smaller, custom-made pieces.

Thank you for your support!!!
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Covadonga González-Pola, a talented writer from Spain who is also currently in residence at CAMAC, wrote an excellent article highlighting our open studios event. Thank you, Cova! Check it out: http://www.covadongagonzalezpola.com/blog/2015/7/22/una-escritora-en-camac-vivir-en-una-residencia-de-artistas-iv
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Delightful visit today from budding young artists!
Happy artists :)
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Beautiful day in Marnay-sur-Seine today! Winding down soon for an early night. Rockaldo was awesome, but lots of late nights. Today was a great day for some low key down time :) And tomorrow - back to work on the painting for city hall! I'll post updates soon, as the painting progresses. All my best to everyone and many thanks again!
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Couldn't have done this without Laetitia Brion, of CAMAC, who coordinated our participation in this event and made this happen. She graciously translated for me with my horrible, very broken French, took these fantastic photos, and so much more! Laetitia worked many long days, and nights and went above and beyond to make this a success. Thank you, Laetitia!

I'm really excited to complete this piece and give it a home in city hall in Villenauxe-la-Grande, France. Such an honor! France is an awesome country. The people are so full of life, love, and incredibly beautiful positive energy. Vive la France!

Many thanks to all who nurture and support my artistic endeavors and creative energy! This exceptional opportunity is fostering such positive growth in so many ways, in my art and deep in my soul. Thank you!!! xoxoxo:):):)
Painting at Rockaldo, Day 2, 7/18/2015
Painting at Rockaldo in France
Me attempting to speak French...fun!
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Rebecca Darlington
44 months ago

Sweet sweet video! I feel the love. Congratulations!

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Raised by 36 people in 63 months
Created December 18, 2013
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Basha Maryanska
43 months ago

Have fun, Cynthia! make beautiful paintings!

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Eve Caron
43 months ago

Better late than never? So excited for you.. love you!

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Rebecca Darlington
44 months ago

Sweet sweet video! I feel the love. Congratulations!

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