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Artists Off Grid Residency Application
Modern life is complicated: between smart devices, social media, and the ongoing onslaught of city life, sometimes it seems there is no end to the information feed. If you are an artist who wants to press pause on the onslaught and escape to a simpler way of life, join us in getting back to the basics for two weeks in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Come participate in a residency off the grid and in the wild—experience nature and enjoy the freedom of creating artwork outdoors. Each day will require attention to meet our basic needs for shelter and food. As we work together to meet these needs, we will forge a community, strengthened and reinforced by daily discussions of art theory and technique. Regular peer reviews of the day’s progress will inform and inspired you as each artist expresses their exploration of the landscape in their own visual language.

This experiment, which will culminate in an exhibition, will be documented through photographs, excerpts from the artists’ sketchbooks, and through the artists’ paintings and creations. Artists will produce additional work following the residency, informed by their experience, which will also be included in the exhibition. The mission of these two weeks is to disentangle from our technology, to slow down and simplify, and to focus on art making.

Will we be affected by this experience and will it carry into our future? By creating this residency I am challenging each artist to ask the question: is less more? Can “more” be rejected? What happens in the creative process when we reject the abundance of information and embrace the bounty of nature’s ongoing display? Flipping the tables on Technology vs. Nature this is a query seeking to explore all these aspects through the creative experience.

To apply, fill in all fields below, including an artist statement, a one page or less essay on why you would like to join this residency, and a link to your website showing your recent work, CV and current artist statement.

There is a $25 application fee. All application fees go towards funding basic amenities like water and water storage for artists in residence.

Families with children are encouraged to join artists on this residency however artists are expected to work the majority of the day. Artists are encouraged to make arrangements with other artists in residence with children to have a child care exchange if they feel it is appropriate for everyone involved.

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Full Name (Last, Middle, First) *
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Mailing Address *
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Link to website that includes recent images of recent artwork ( artwork made in the last 3 years) and CV. *
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Artist Statement - Please tell us about yourself and give a description of your work and goals as an artist. *
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IF you intend on bringing your children please list their ages. *
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Please tell us about goals for this residency. We want to know what you would hope to accomplish while on the residency as well as the work you hope to make for the show at Abend Gallery in 2019. *
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How much camping and backpacking experience do you have? *
Will you be bringing your children and partner? *
IF you are bringing your children please tell us how you plan to work while they are there. Will you be bringing a caregiver or partner to care for them, or are they old enough to entertain themselves. Please note this residency is out in the wild, meaning there are wild animals and small children cannot be left to wonder on their own. Artist off Grid is not responsible for you or your children. *
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How did you hear about Artists Off Grid? *
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Review and $25 Application Fee
Once you have finished the form please review your answers before submitting and go to paypal link to pay the $25 application fee. 100% of the application fees go towards funding the residency such as basic amenities like water and water storage for artist in residence and land preservation. Applications will not be reviewed unless all fields are completed and the application fee is paid. ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION MAKE SURE TO GO BACK TO THE APPLICATION PAGE AND CLICK ON THE "BUY NOW" LINK.
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