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Artist at Pine Needles

2015 Artists at Pine Needles Named

Soyini Guyton, Seitu Jones and Joshua Cunningham of St. Paul, and Tara Shukla of Grinnell, Iowa have been selected as Artists at Pine Needles for Summer, 2015.

Soyini Guyton and Seitu Jones are collaborating on a project to develop a natural history field guide to the St. Paul community of Frogtown. Guyton and Jones have collaborated on many public art projects in the Twin Cities; Guyton is a writer and poet, Jones a photographer and sculptor.

Joshua Cunningham is a plein air landscape painter, who paints on site and outdoors. He intends to create several paintings each day, capturing the vistas and views of the St. Croix River Valley.

Tara Shukla of Grinnell, Iowa will spend her residency drawing and photographing endangered species of the St. Croix area. She creates charcoal drawings in the field which serve as studies for larger studio works, in the tradition of scientific and botanical illustrations.

Artist at Pine Needles

The Artist at Pine Needles residency program invites natural history artists or writers to spend 2 to 4 weeks to immerse themselves in a field experience, gather resource materials, and interact with environmental scientists and the local community.

Drawing of Pine Needles cabin by Dave Brandon. Dave Brandon © 2003

The setting for the Artist at Pine Needles project is the James Taylor Dunn Pine Needles Cabin, located just north of the village along the St. Croix River.

Pine cone and needles drawing by Dave Brandon

Applications will be accepted from writers and visual artists who focus on environmental or natural history topics. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with environmental scientists and to create links between their art, the natural world and the sciences.

As part of the program, artists will be encouraged to design an outreach project to share their work with the local community and to contribute an original work for the benefit of the research station.

Housing and rustic studio space is provided for the artists' choice of a 2 to 4 week residency.


How to apply

Application materials for each summer's residencies are posted here during the first week of January. Applications are accepted until the end of February (check annually for exact dates), and artists are notified of the selection decision by the first of April. Two or three residents are selected each year.

For more information, contact , Assistant Director at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, (651) 433-5953 ext. 13.

Participants - Artist at Pine Needles

 

2014

Dave Beck (Menomonie, Wisconsin)
Video/3D animation
Dave Beck
Anne Marie Queenan (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Video/documentary/writer
 

David Spohn (Lindstrom, Minnesota)
Printmaker

David Spohn

 
2013

 

Bonnie Ploger (Shoreview, Minnesota)
Painter

Bonnie Ploger

 

Susan Armington (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Painter

Susan Armington

 

Su Smallen (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Poet

Su Smallen

 

Jessica Zeglin (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Painter/Sculptor

Jessica Zeglin

2012

Sally Gierke (Bettendorf, Iowa)
Potter

Sally Gierke

 

Ryan Rodgers (Osceola, Wisconsin)
Photographer

Ryan Rodgers

2011

William Powers (New York City, New York)
Author/journalist

Willian Powers

 

Jim Proctor (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Sculptor

Jim Proctor

 

David Luke (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Photographer

David Luke

2010

Dave Beck (Potsdam, New York)
Digital Artist

Dave Beck

 

Michael Eble (Morris, Minnesota)
Painter

Michael Eble

 

Jeanne Kosfeld (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Painter

Jeanne Kosfeld

2009

Bethany Kalk (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Painter

Bethany Kalk

 

Ann Myers (Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota)
Photographer

Ann Myers

 

Robin Smith (Denver, Colorado)
Printmaker/charcoal

Robin Smith

2008

Anne Canright (Del Rey Oaks, California)
Writer

Anne Canright

 

Kathleen Heideman (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Poet

Kathleen Heideman

 

Darcy Love (Sauk City, Wisconsin)
Fiber artist

Darcy Love

2007

Mark Odegard (Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota)
Painter, creative journalist

Mark Odegard

 

Vera Ming Wong (River Falls, Wisconsin)
Painter, botanical and scientific illustrator

Vera Ming Wong

 

Kim Gordon (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Painter

Kim Gordon

2006

Rebecca Silus (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Painter

Rebecca Silus

 

Linda Gammell (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Photographer

Linda Gammell

 

Stephanie Torbert (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Photographer

Stephanie Torbert

2005

Naomi Cohn (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Poet

Naomi Cohn

 

Gwen Partin (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Printmaker

Gwen Partin

2004

Merlyn Chesterman (Devon, England)
Painter/printmaker

Merlyn Chesterman

 

Susan Maakestad (Memphis, Tennessee)
Painter

Susan Maakestad

2003

Seitu Jones (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Photographer/visual artist

Seitu Jones

 

David Morrison (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Painter

David Morrison

2002

Laurie Allmann (Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota)
Environmental writer

Laurie Allmann