Icicle Fund’s Conservation, History and Arts (CHA CHA) Artist Residencies

May 21-23, 2021

CHA CHA Methow Artist Heather Murphy sketches by the river.
Photo Credit: Stephen Mitchell

Wenatchee River Artists Selected

Dates: May 21-23, 2021 from Friday 10:00am-Sunday at 4:00pm


As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Icicle Fund is hosting two Artist-In-Residence events to celebrate the Conservation, History and Arts (CHA) of North Central Washington at the Methow River (October 2-4, 2020) and the Wenatchee River (May 21-23, 2021). The goal of the residencies is to honor, celebrate and record the unique environmental aspects of each location, inspired by revisiting past work created by poet William Stafford in the Methow (1993) or Watershed Artists in the Wenatchee (2001).

Eleven North Central Washington artists across disciplines have been selected, and will visit locations in the Wenatchee Watershed during the weekend. They will document their surroundings through visual arts, writings, music, and other creative mediums, with the opportunity to draw from changed conditions of the environment as illustrated by the 2001 Watershed Artists. After the residency, a traveling exhibit will be scheduled to showcase the work produced by participating artists.

Selected Artists are:

  • Amber Zimmerman
  • Claire Seaman
  • David Lukas
  • Gretchen Daiber
  • Heather Murphy
  • Jane Zanol
  • Jennifer Molesworth
  • Marlene Farrell
  • Merry Maxwell
  • Sarah Horowitz
  • Subhaga Crystal Bacon

Methow CHA Artists meet at the Methow Valley Inn (Photo Credit: Stephen Mitchell)

COMPLETE CHA CHA PROGRAM INFORMATION


Methow River Artists-In-Residence

Selected Artists: Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Sarah Horowitz, Jennifer Molesworth, Heather Murphy, Rod Weagant

On a gorgeous fall weekend in October, five artists gathered in Twisp, Washington to participate in the Icicle Fund’s Conservation, History, and Art (CHA) Artist Residency. For three days, they experienced the Methow River Watershed side-by-side with the words from poet William Stafford, who was commissioned by the Forest Service to write a series of poems about the valley in 1993. Seven of those poems now stand as plaques, spanning the river from the North Cascades that serve as its headwaters to Pateros, where it meets the Columbia. Artists used these sites as a launching point for their own work, sketching, painting, drawing, and writing about this unique watershed. They met each evening to discuss the day and share experiences, drawing information and inspiration from each other. The final day, the group shared their creations, delighted to see the work of their fellow artists and the variety of interpretations of the same areas.

DATES: October 2-4, 2020

Selected Artists announced! Read more here.


As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Icicle Fund is hosting two Artist-In-Residence events to celebrate the Conservation, History and Arts (CHA) of North Central Washington at the Methow River (October 2-4, 2020) and the Wenatchee River (May 21-23, 2021). The goal of the residencies is to honor, celebrate and record the unique environmental aspects of each location, inspired by revisiting past work created by poet William Stafford in the Methow (1993) or Watershed Artists in the Wenatchee (2001).

Artists will document their surroundings through visual arts, writings, music, and other creative mediums, with the opportunity to draw from changed conditions of the environment as illustrated by Stafford and Watershed Artists. After the residency, a travelling exhibit will be scheduled to showcase the work produced by participating artists. By developing a narrative and displaying the artwork created during the 2020/21 projects, perhaps in conjunction with artwork produced during the 1993 and 2001 events, the Icicle Fund will tell the story of its three priority areas: Conservation, History and Art (CHA) of North Central Washington.


Learn more at http://www.iciclefund.org/cha-cha

Contact us with questions: chacha@iciclefund.org or 509-997-4004

Ask for Emily Nelson, outreach coordinator or Amanda Jackson Mott, executive director at Methow Arts.


 


A project of Icicle Fund in collaboration with Icicle Creek Center for the Arts and Methow Arts