In my INBOX today was a nice little newsletter and invitation from Grant Pound of the Colorado Art Ranch. The timing wouldn't be right for me this coming year..............BUT it sounds wonderful. Maybe it would be a great adventure for some other artist. Do check it out and think about applying for a residency there. It should be unforgettable and inspirational.
Quotes from the newsletter/email.............
"The experiences I have had here are now a part of me. This time has been essential to the next step in my journey."
Ebony Rose Scalf, Artist-in-Residence, British Columbia
"Colorado Art Ranch has been a profound and unforgettable experience. I am forever grateful for your support."
Writer-in-Residence, New Mexico
We are planning on having three residencies for 2009. This gives us the chance to serve more literary and visual artists as well as rural Colorado communities. So far one is set in stone (or at least pixels). The others will be announced as the information develops. We hope you will consider applying and spread the word to other artists.
Residency in Historic Trinidad, Colorado
Colorado Art Ranch will host visual and literary artists in Trinidad, Colorado. The residency begins April 17, 2009 and ends May 18, 2009. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2009.
We have an unusual and very cool housing option this time. Residents will be housed in the Holy Trinity Convent (no longer active) in the heart of historic Trinidad. The convent features a large kitchen and an exercise room.
Residents will be our guests at the Artposium in Trinidad.
Read FAQs, and apply at online.
Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains halfway between Santa Fe and Denver, Trinidad retains its Old West character and the vitality of its pioneering days on the Santa Fe Trail. The community celebrates its colorful past while embracing new public projects.
Visitors find gracious parks among winding brick streets and broad avenues. A wealth of historic architecture and outstanding history, art history, and archaeological museums depict how the West was once. Musical and gallery events occur throughout the year, and the town enjoys the finest in professional theatre. Historic Trinidad
We have plans for a residency in Salida that will (hopefully) take place in the Summer. The Fall residency will be near Paonia, Colorado. Stay tuned.