Call for The Art of Healing - Ecuador is now open through Sunday 10, December 2023. The exhibition will take place in Ecuador at the Butterfly Lounge Exhibition Space from January- June 2024. The exhibition is a collaboration between SIY gallery in San Francisco and the Butterfly Lounge in Ecuador. Recognition will be given on social media and artists bio will be presented locally in an exhibition catalogue.
Chris Palm is curating the exhibition and Alejandro Jayaf is the juror to select three winners. The first and second place receive a weeks residency while the third place runner up will assume residency if the first or second place are unable to attend. Residency to be schedule from 2024-2025 subject to availability. Winners will be announce January 1, 2024.
Exhibition cost is $35 to cover transport and hanging. Payment can be made through PayPal to email@example.com.
Due to the logistic challenges of transporting art internationally size and weight restrictions will be considered in the selection process.
The coast of Ecuador is humid and and reproductions/ prints are preferred over original artworks. Every precaution will be taken to safeguard the the art, however we can not take responsible for any damage, breakage, need for replacement or cost associated with any event that may have occurred during transport or due, to ambient environmental, or natural disasters. Returns will be delivered to San Fransisco for collection through SIY Gallery at a date to be determined mid / late 2024. There will be no additional holding or shipping costs associated with return beyond the exhibition closing and consolidated return to San Francisco. Early returns can be arranged via DHL at artist expense.
All jurors’ decisions are final.
The objective of the Art of Healing Exhibition Ecuador is to build awareness for both included artists and introduce The Butterfly Lounge. In the event of sales a service fee of 50% will taken from a mutually agreed price with 10% going to mental health program in Ecuador and the remaining 40% split equally between Butterfly Lounge and SIY Gallery.
Ayampe is a small village on the coast of Ecuador with indigenous roots where a river meets the sea. The village is the most southern point in the province of Manabi and just a few miles downstream from Machalilla national park. For many, including myself it is a center of healing with yoga sessions taking place somewhere in the village nearly any hour of the day, It is a center of culture with indigenous shaman sharing insights from the jungle and of course we have coconuts.
Alejandro and I have been conceiving the Butterfly Lounge for several years. We were looking for the right team to help us develop the space with a focus on a stainable esthetic that would preserve the garden where we grow mulberry, passion fruit, coffee, vanilla, banana, mame, avocado, lime, lavender, time and oregano all shrouded in the intoxicating perfume of gardenia and floriponida blooms. It is a healing space to be and let your creativity grow. The residency is a moderately structured program focusing on wellness of body and mind with plenty of time for creative growth.
The Butterfly Lounge offers two private bedrooms, an open studio with beds, yoga deck, pool and jacuzzi located a five minute walk to the beach. We can accommodate 2-3 artists at a time for stays of one to three weeks.