La Maison Jaune Residency Program, Gstaad (Lá Fora… 14)

La Maison Jeune

LA MAISON JAUNE is a residency program initiated in 2007 by PATRICIA LOW CONTEMPORARY, Gstaad, Switzerland. In a hamlet not far from where Balthus has lived and worked all his life, artists will be hosted in a beautiful 18th century chalet called “La Maison Jaune”. There, facing the mountains, we hope they will find inspiration and renew Gstaad’s link with the great artists of our time.

The MAISON JAUNE residency program provides living and work opportunities for emerging international artists in all media of the visual arts (e.g. painting, sculpture, photography, performance, new media). The fellowship includes production costs up to CHF 3.000 per artist upon request.
The chalet, located 10 minutes outside Gstaad, offers generous living spaces and working facilities for 3 artists at a time. The studio is next to the chalet in a barn. Artists are generally invited for a period of 4-6 weeks. The work created there will be exhibited in a show at the gallery or at La Maison Jaune shortly thereafter. Also, in an effort to record this unique artistic process, a book will be developed with a renowned publisher.


The program is dedicated to international artists up to 35 years old or artists who have completed their university or college degree within the past five years (and are not currently enrolled).

We are inviting artists to apply for monthly residencies in Gstaad from 8th of March 2008 on for the period between September 2008 and August 2009.
The deadline is April, 30 2008. Late applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The selection committee for 2008 is:

Patricia Low, gallery owner
Juliane von Herz, curator
Phillipe Pirotte, director Museum Kunsthalle Bern

The online application has to include a complete artistic portfolio, which is a CV, if possible a list of exhibitions and a bibliography, images of works produced in the last five years (not more than 20) and a letter of intent (one page max.). Please send the requested material to
The program is curated by Juliane von Herz.
Please contact her for more information:

Fellows at Maison Jaune since 2007:

Bernhard Martin
Axel Hütte
Christian Ward
Dan Holdsworth
André Butzer
Paula Hayes
Marcel Hüppauff (March 08)
Tjorg Douglas Beer (May 08)



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