La Napoule Art Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1951 by an expatriate American, Marie Clews, as a memorial to her late husband. Together the couple spent 17 years restoring the Château de La Napoule, a medieval castle, which now houses the Clews Collection and hosts international programs in the arts..

The Mission

Dedicated to preserving the legacy of Henry and Marie Clews and promoting art that serves the greater good, La Napoule Art Foundation seeks to nurture and inspire artistic talent, while fostering the creative process as a means of advancing international understanding.

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The chateau from above

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Thanks to a small drone, a skilled operator and a great weather, here is a short movie featuring the chateau, its gardens and their immediate surroundings…

Artists residency “Beyond Sandy” – October 2013

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La Napoule Art Foundation has selected nine New York City artists to participate in our upcoming Beyond Sandy Residency. This program is dedicated to artists affected by last year’s detrimental hurricane, which destroyed entire bodies of artwork and costly supplies. Artists will spend one month living and working against the inspiring backdrop of the Château [...]

Exhibition Nicolas Lavarenne June-August 2013

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Jun 1-Aug 30 2013 La Napoule Art Foundation is welcoming Nicolas Lavarenne for an exhibit in the Château de La Napoule's gardens. Fifteen scultpures will be displayed in the park. In April, Nicolas Lavarenne was rewarded with the Prix de La Napoule for all his outstanding work. One of his artworks, "Le Grand Arc-boutant", [...]

Exhibition Steph COP- Wooden ARO

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Apr 27 - Jul 1, 2012 Steph Cop is the creator of Imaginary Friends, one of the first French graffiti activists and also the founder of the clothing labels Homecare/Ladysoul and Graphik Dzign. After twelve years dedicated to later he began to create a world based upon toys and built on five major axes [...]