Art in the Woods: Residency Program Open

By Beacon Staff

Applications are being accepted from artists who want to spend a week or two in a remote Montana area and focus on their art.

The 2009 Artist-Wilderness-Connection program is a project of the Flathead National Forest, Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation and the Swan Ecosystem Center.

Professional, working artists who use various media receive use of a cabin in the Flathead forest, for seven to 14 days. After completing their residency, artists share their talents and experience with the public, and donate a piece of art to the Artist-Wilderness-Connection program.

Three artists will be selected for 2009. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 28.