APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ARTIST WILDERNESS CONNECTION

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ARTIST WILDERNESS CONNECTION, 18-YEAR PARTNERSHIP ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM WITH FLATHEAD NATIONAL FOREST, HOCKADAY MUSEUM OF ART, BOB MARSHALL WILDERNESS FOUNDATION, AND SWAN VALLEY CONNECTIONS 

KALISPELL, MONTANA – Professional working artists from various disciplines, media, and styles are invited to apply to the 2022 Artist Wilderness Connection (AWC), a unique collaborative artist-in-residence program in Montana managed by Hockaday Museum of Art, Flathead National Forest, Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, and Swan Valley Connections.  

Applications open January 7 and are due February 18, 2022. Individuals and group collaborations from all artistic styles and mediums are invited to apply. The online application and full program information is available at www.hockadaymuseum.com/artist-wilderness. Selected artists will be announced March 18, 2022. 

Now in its 18th year, the 2022 Artist Wilderness Connection program will select two artists, writers, or musicians to stay in remote forest cabins in the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness Areas of Northwest Montana for one to two weeks during the months of July, August, or September, while creating art inspired by nature and their wilderness living experience. After completing their residency, artists will work with the Hockaday Museum of Art and other Program Partners to share their backcountry experience with a free community outreach program or exhibition, and will donate a representative artwork to the Artist Wilderness Connection program. 

Teresa Wenum with the Flathead National Forests describes the 2022 AWC, “For nearly 20 years, we’ve provided rare opportunities for artists to immerse themselves in and be inspired by wilderness; and for our communities, the chance to connect with wild places through the eyes, experiences, and creativity of our program artists." 

For more information about the program or application process, contact Kathy Martin at the Hockaday Museum of Art, 406.755.5268, education@hockadaymuseum.com; Teresa Wenum at the Flathead National Forest, 406.758.5218 or Rebecca Powell at the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, 406.387.3808. 

Quick Glance:
Artist Wilderness Connection 2022
·        Artist Application Deadline: Thursday, February 18, 2022 
·        Artists Notified: On or before March 18, 2022 
·        Residency occurs in Montana during months of July, August, or September 2022, dates determined by selected artists’ preference.  

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