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Winter / Spring 2020 Residencies (Saratoga, WY) – Call For Artists

Winter / Spring 2020 Residencies (Saratoga, WY) – Call For Artists

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (BCFA) announces a call for artists for the Winter / Spring 2020 Residencies, offering time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. Located on 30,000 acres of scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming, the camp is situated right next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Sept 2019

Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians, and composers are encouraged to apply for a three week artist residency program, complete with lodging, meals, working facilities, and incredible natural beauty. Residents are at liberty to structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Whether solitude or social engagement is inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment are endless at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts.

Winter / Spring 2020 Residencies Artist Benefits

During their time at BCFA, artists will be provided a single room with private bath, individual studio space, and meals. Breakfast fare is provided for self-service,while lunch and dinner are shared family-style in the common area each night.

Residents are at liberty to structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts enables artists to professionally develop their work in a relaxing and inspiring setting as creativity flows next to the banks of Brush Creek. Up to eight residents immerse themselves in uninterrupted work time to polish existing projects, explore new endeavors, and further develop their craft.

About Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers residencies for artists on a historic working ranch in Wyoming. Imbued with the spirit of the American West, the ranch sits at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges just outside the town of Saratoga. From countless miles of trails to hike, bike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski, this unique destination offers endless ways to enjoy spectacular country. A diversity of wildlife call the ranch home including antelope, deer, elk, moose, fox, badger, and marmots.

The artist camp features eight working studios in historic, restored ranch buildings and eight individual residences with private bath, closet, and separate work space. Kitchen, library, family room, and laundry facility are shared. All meals are provided, which includes a self-prepared breakfast, bagged lunches and family-style dinners.

History of Brush Creek

Over the years, Brush Creek Ranch has served as a home to numerous families, cattle and horse herds, and offers a one-of-a-kind gathering place for guests from around the world. The story of Brush Creek Ranch dates back to 1884 when the Sterrett brothers settled the land and built the original homestead with logs cut, skid, and hauled from the adjoining National Forest.

In 2008, the ranch was purchased by Bruce White, Chairman and CEO of White Lodging, one of the most respected names in the hotel industry. Brush Creek Ranch is the culmination of the White family’s extensive hospitality experience, continuous dedication to philanthropy and unabashed passion for the sustainability of authentic Western heritage. Their vision unfolds as a refined getaway that strikes a perfect balance between active outdoor recreation, shared experiences, economic sustainability and preservation of the western way of life. Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts came into being in 2011 to create incomparable residencies for artists in a variety of genres.

For more information, contact info@brushcreekarts.org.

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Summer / Fall 2019 Residencies – Call For Artists

Summer / Fall 2019 Residencies – Call For Artists

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers Summer / Fall 2019 Residencies, time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. Located on 30,000 acres of scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming. The camp is situated right next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Mar 2019

Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians, and composers are encouraged to apply for three week artist Summer / Fall 2019 Residencies. Programs include lodging, meals, working facilities, and incredible natural beauty. Residents structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Whether solitude or social engagement is inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment are endless. Artists have time and space to professionally develop their work in a relaxing and inspiring setting.

Summer / Fall 2019 Residencies artists are given private sleeping units each with their own bathroom. Meals include a self-prepared breakfast with essential groceries provided. Lunch and dinner are prepared and delivered by a chef each afternoon and evening. Artists enjoy spacious studios complete with essentials such as tables, an easel, sink, brooms, and other basic amenities. In addition, artists are encouraged to enjoy 30,000 acres of natural open space during this “no expectations” residency.

About Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers residencies for artists on a historic working ranch in Wyoming. Imbued with the spirit of the American West, the ranch sits at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges just outside the town of Saratoga. From countless miles of trails to hike, bike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski, the unique destination offers endless ways to enjoy this spectacular country. A diversity of wildlife call the ranch home including antelope, deer, elk, moose, fox, badger, and marmots.

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts History

Over the years, Brush Creek Ranch has served as a home to numerous families, cattle, and horse herds. It offers a one-of-a-kind gathering place for guests from around the world. The story of Brush Creek Ranch dates back to 1884 when the Sterrett brothers settled the land. They built the original homestead with logs cut, skid, and hauled from the adjoining National Forest. In 2008, the ranch was purchased by Bruce White, Chairman and CEO of White Lodging, one of the most respected names in the hotel industry. Brush Creek Ranch is the culmination of the White family’s extensive hospitality experience, continuous dedication to philanthropy, and unabashed passion for the sustainability of authentic Western heritage. Their vision unfolds as a refined getaway that strikes a perfect balance between active outdoor recreation, shared experiences, economic sustainability, and preservation of the western way of life.

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts came into being in 2011 to create incomparable residencies for artists in a variety of genres. The artist camp features eight working studios in historic, restored ranch buildings. There are eight individual residences with private bath, closet, and separate work space. Kitchen, library, family room, and laundry facility are shared. All meals are provided, which includes a self-prepared breakfast, bagged lunches, and family-style dinners.

For more information, contact lauren.creagan@brushcreekranch.com.

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Summer / Fall 2018 Residencies – Call For Artists

Summer / Fall 2018 Residencies – Call For Artists

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts announces a call for artists for their Summer / Fall 2018 Residencies, offering time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. Located on 30,000 acres of scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming. The camp is next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges, on a historic working ranch.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Mar 2018

Brush Creek Arts Foundation Summer / Fall 2018 Residencies enable artists to professionally develop their work in a relaxing, remote and inspiring setting. Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians, and composers are encouraged to apply for a three week artist residency program.

Summer / Fall 2018 Residencies Artist Benefits

Selected applicants will be awarded a three week residency complete with lodging, meals, and studio space at Brush Creek Ranch outside of Saratoga, WY. Residents are at liberty to structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Whether solitude or social engagement is inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment are endless at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. The artist’s camp features eight working studios in historic, restored ranch buildings and eight individual residences with private bath, closet, and separate workspace. Kitchen, library, family room, and laundry facility are shared. All meals are provided which includes a self-prepared breakfast, bagged lunches, and family-style dinners.

About Brush Creek Foundation For The Arts

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers residencies for artists on a historic working ranch in Wyoming. From countless miles of trails to hike, bike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski, this unique destination offers endless ways to enjoy the spectacular country. A diversity of wildlife call the ranch home including antelope, deer, elk, moose, fox, badger, and marmots.

Over the years, Brush Creek Ranch has served as a home to numerous families, cattle, and horse herds. It offers a one-of-a-kind gathering place for guests from around the world. The story of Brush Creek Ranch dates back to 1884 when the Sterrett brothers settled the land and built the original homestead with logs cut, skid, and hauled from the adjoining National Forest. In 2008, the ranch was purchased by Bruce White, Chairman and CEO of White Lodging, one of the most respected names in the hotel industry.

Brush Creek Ranch is the culmination of the White family’s extensive hospitality experience, continuous dedication to philanthropy, and unabashed passion for the sustainability of authentic Western heritage. Their vision unfolds as a refined getaway that strikes a perfect balance between active outdoor recreation, shared experiences, economic sustainability, and preservation of the western way of life. Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts came into being in 2011 to create incomparable residencies for artists in a variety of genres.

For more information, contact info@brushcreekarts.org.

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2017 Downtown Mural Project – Call For Artists

2017 Downtown Mural Project – Call For Artists

The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA), in cooperation with several private property owners, are seeking artists to participate in the 2017 downtown mural project.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

The Downtown Mural Project committee has identified two locations for murals this summer:

  • West side of the Graffiti Records building (403 N Front Street, Elk Street side), and
  • Anderson Warehouse located at the intersection of 2nd and F Streets, across from Broadway Burger Station.

The process for application this year includes a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from interested artists. From the submitted 2017 Downtown Mural Project RFQs, the committee will select three artists for each project site to develop proposals. Artists will be compensated $150 each for concept development. The committee will select one artists (or team) for each project site from the concepts presented.

A stipend of $7,000 is available for the Anderson warehouse. An additional $2,500 is available if the west end of the building is incorporated. A stipend of $2,500 is available for the Graffiti building.

About Rock Springs Main Street

Rock Springs Main Street is responsible for Downtown redevelopment. Part of which is the addition of public art in the downtown area. Last fall, a Kickstarter program was utilized to raise funds for murals. It surpassed the goal of $7,500 by raising nearly $20,000. The community support for more art and murals in our community has been overwhelming. There is a huge sense of excitement about the program within our community.

The Rock Springs Main Street/URA is charged with the redevelopment of Downtown Rock Springs. As part of their mission, there are four standing committees – Economic Restructuring, Organization, Promotions, and Design.

For more information, contact info@downtownrs.com.

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Winter / Spring 2017 Session – Call for Artists

Brush Creek Foundation for The Arts announces a call for artists for two and four week residencies for the Winter / Spring 2017 Session.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Sept 2016

A jury of professionals from the arts and humanities rank residents based on submitted work samples in a competitive selection process for our artist residency programs. Director assigns awards based on juror ranking and submitted proposal.

Creativity flows next to the banks of Brush Creek where up to eight residents immerse themselves in uninterrupted work time to polish existing projects, explore new endeavors, and further develop their craft. Residents will be provided a single room with private bath, individual studio space, and meals. Breakfast fare is provided for self-service,while lunch and dinner are shared family style in the common area each night.

Brush Creek Foundation for The Arts is a non-profit organization offering time and space for artistic exploration to visual artists, writers, musicians, and composers from all backgrounds, level of expertise, media, and genres. Located on 30,000 acres of scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming, the camp is situated right next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges.

For more information, contact info@brushcreekarts.org.

Winter/Spring 2017 Session

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NIC Fest Arts Festival – Call for Artists

Nicolaysen Art Museum invites you to discover NIC Fest located in beautiful Casper, Wyoming. With room for 80 artists, come experience NIC Fest!

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 20 Mar 2015.

This 2 ½ day, outdoor summer art festival draws more than 18,000 people to downtown Casper to buy, view, experience and celebrate art! Every year participating artists from around the country comment that they have never been so well-treated in all their art festival travels.

Show dates and hours:

  • Friday, June 26th: 5:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 27th: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 28th: 12:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nicolaysen Art Museum – Now celebrating its 10th year, NIC Fest continues to grow in popularity amongst artists, the local community and visitors from around the state and region. The festival is supported by a growing list of sponsors, state-wide marketing/advertising and more than 100 community volunteers that make the experience for artists, visitors, museum staff and fellow volunteers outstanding. Live entertainment, a family area, a community market place and fantastic performance art are additional components of this high quality art festival.

For more information, contact lklatt@thenic.org.

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