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.
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.
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.
In addition to accepting applications from establish artists, the Pine Needles Residency includes an emerging artist category to encourage and support upcoming artists with this same calling. Emerging artists show some evidence of achievement but, to date, do not have a substantial record of accomplishment, and are not yet recognized as established artists by other artists, curators, critics, and arts administrators. Emerging artists will be considered in a separate pool and must be 21 years of age or older.
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 are 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. Three or four residents are selected each year.
For more information, contact Alaina Fedie, Operations Manager, (651) 433-5953 ext. 12 or email@example.com.
Participants - Artist at Pine Needles
Annie Hejny (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Greg Lecker (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Leigha Meredith (Iowa City, Iowa)
Moira Bateman (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
|Sarah Stonich (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|Elizabeth Belz (Stillwater, Minnesota)|
|Karlyn Eckman (St Paul, Minnesota)|
|Kim Roberts (Washington, D.C.)|
|Gary Noren and Marty Harding (Chisago City, Minnesota) |
Photographer and choral director
|Marly Beyer (Portland, Oregon)|
|C.B. Sherlock (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|Soyini Guyton and Seitu Jones (St. Paul, Minnesota)|
Writer/poet and Sculptor
|Joshua Cunningham (St. Paul, Minnnesota)|
Plein air painter
|Tara Shukla (Grinnell, Iowa)|
|Dave Beck (Menomonie, Wisconsin)|
|Anne Marie Queenan (St. Paul, Minnesota)|
|David Spohn (Lindstrom, Minnesota)|
|Bonnie Ploger (Shoreview, Minnesota)|
|Susan Armington (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|Su Smallen (St. Paul, Minnesota)|
|Jessica Zeglin (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|Sally Gierke (Bettendorf, Iowa)|
|Ryan Rodgers (Osceola, Wisconsin)|
|William Powers (New York City, New York)|
|Jim Proctor (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|David Luke (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|Dave Beck (Potsdam, New York)|
|Michael Eble (Morris, Minnesota)|
|Jeanne Kosfeld (St. Paul, Minnesota)|
|Bethany Kalk (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|Ann Myers (Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota)|
|Robin Smith (Denver, Colorado)|
|Anne Canright (Del Rey Oaks, California)|
|Kathleen Heideman (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|Darcy Love (Sauk City, Wisconsin)|
|Mark Odegard (Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota)|
Painter, creative journalist
|Vera Ming Wong (River Falls, Wisconsin)|
Painter, botanical and scientific illustrator
|Kim Gordon (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|Rebecca Silus (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|Linda Gammell (St. Paul, Minnesota)|
|Stephanie Torbert (Minneapolis, Minnesota)|
|Naomi Cohn (St. Paul, Minnesota)|
|Gwen Partin (St. Paul, Minnesota)|
|Merlyn Chesterman (Devon, England)|
|Susan Maakestad (Memphis, Tennessee)|
|Seitu Jones (St. Paul, Minnesota)|
|David Morrison (St. Paul, Minnesota)|
|Laurie Allmann (Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota)|