ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
The Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence is a new program offering an annual opportunity for an artist to pursue their work in, and to be inspired by, the unique and beautiful setting of the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, Washington. The residency lasts approximately two months during the months of June and July.
Application deadline: 10:59 PM Pacific Time on March 21, 2018
The residency will provide:
A $3,500 stipend (funds can be used at will towards art supplies, transportation, meals, etc.)
A large historic barn “studio space,” approximately 450 sq. ft., on an historic 67-acre property (accommodations not provided)
Opportunities to tour and learn about the property and the other six historic buildings, as well as Auburn’s history as shared by the White River Valley Museum
An exhibition opportunity, reception and well-publicized artist talk in the City of Auburn
Expectations of the selected artist include:
A minimum of ten hours per week times eight weeks, creating work on-site at the Mary Olson Farm “studio space”
Two “open-studio” weekend afternoons for the public to view works in progress and talk with the artist
One free artist-led workshop demonstrating techniques or inspiration to the public
Participation in a final artist talk/presentation, reception and exhibition
Artists provide their own art supplies, and transportation to and from Mary Olson Farm
Donation of one piece of artwork created during the residency to the City of Auburn
For questions, please contact: Auburn Arts Coordinator, Allison Hyde, at [email protected]
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