Field Notes
Field Notes

Call for artists: Apply now for the Pine Needles residency program

Monday, January 7, 2019
Posted by
Alaina Fedie

Artist at Pine Needles, a residency program sponsored by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, seeks applications from artists and writers for Summer 2019. With the vision to enhance scientific understanding through art, the St. Croix Watershed Research Station invites Artists in Residence to interact with the scientific staff and local community to further explore the intersection between art and science. New this year is an emerging artist category to encourage and support upcoming artists with this same mission. Since 2001, the Artist at Pine Needles program has welcomed over 45 artists and writers to the banks of the St. Croix River in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota. 

The St. Croix Watershed Research Station is the environmental research station of the Science Museum of Minnesota. The setting for the Artist at Pine Needles project is the James Taylor Dunn Pine Needles Cabin, located just north of the village of Marine on St. Croix along the St. Croix River. In 2018, the artists selected were mixed media and painter Leigha Meredith of Iowa City, IA; fiber artist Moira Bateman of Minneapolis, MN; painter Greg Lecker of Minneapolis, MN; and painter Annie Henjy of St. Paul, MN.

Applications for 2019 will be accepted from writers and artists who focus on environmental or natural history topics and strive to connect the complex world between 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.

Application packets are available from the Research Station or www.smm.org/scwrs/programs/artist/. The application deadline is February 28, 2019; decisions will be announced by March 30. For more information, contact Alaina Fedie at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, 651-433-5953, extension 12 or researchstation@smm.org.

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