Mentored Studio Residency: SUSAN LOW-BEER

June 23 - July 7



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Mentored Studio Residency: SUSAN LOW-BEER

Enjoy 14 days of uninterrupted studio time with the freedom to explore new creative concepts, experiment with new techniques, and take your art project to the next level supported by expert mentorship.

MISSA residency program artists will have time to work on their own and take full advantage of the amazing seaside location, attend lectures, demos, group critiques and discussions, as well as enjoy plenty of one-on-one time with the resident artist and mentor, Susan Low-Beer.

Residency participants are provided with a studio space for the 2 weeks (24 hour access with a maximum two artists per studio). Staying on the beautiful Pearson College campus is highly recommended. Accommodation and meal packages are available. Total cost for the Mentored Studio residency based on quad accommodation and all meals included is $2682.

Acceptance for the Mentored Studio Residency is contingent upon a portfolio review. Space is limited to 12 artists. Registration is by email for the residency (no on-line registration). Please apply directly to the Executive Director.

Registrants are asked to submit a single pdf document containing: All contact information, 4-6 images of recent work, a brief bio and a statement regarding the project/direction they wish to pursue while at MISSA.

You will be able to register for the Mentored Studio Residency as soon as you have been accepted.

MISSA has a few bursary opportunities based on artistic merit and/or financial need.  Learn more about our bursary program.


Course Fee: $1347  Supply Fee: n/a

Accommodation Quad: $1335    Accommodation Double: $1575       All prices include applicable taxes.


MISSA’s 2017 resident artist and mentor, Susan Low-Beer, received her BFA at Mount Allison University and her MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, in Michigan with a major in Painting. She currently practices in Toronto, has taught at the Ontario College of Art and Design and holds classes in her studio. In 1999 Susan received the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts, and in 2000 she was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Susan has exhibited internationally in Europe, United States, Japan and Korea, as well as nationally in both juried and invitational exhibition. Her work is represented among others, in the collections of the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Modern Art in Japan, and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in North Carolina.

Susan has been Visiting Artist at the Banff Centre and completed two residencies there as well. This will be Susan’s second year as the Studio Residency Mentor.

Please submit your application for the Mentored Studio Residency to


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