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

May 21-23, 2021

William Stafford Poetry of 1993 – signs posted along the Methow River

Wenatchee River Artists-In-Residence

Dates: RESCHEDULED to May 21-23, 2021 from Friday 10:00am-Sunday at 2:00pm

Up to 10 sites will be revisited from the 2001 Wenatchee Valley Watershed Art project.

Application Open Sept. 1 – Nov. 1, 2020

Selected Artists announced December 15, 2020


Methow River Artists-In-Residence

Up to seven sites in the Methow Valley will be revisited from the 1993 William Stafford Methow River Poems project.

DATES: RESCHEDULED to October 2-4, 2020

Application Closed

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).

Up to 16 artists across disciplines will be selected for each location, and will visit up to ten selected locations 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 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.



Wenatchee Application open Sept. 1- November 1

Selected Artists announced December 15

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