2020 Artist at Pine Needles Residency Program Accepting Applications

St. Croix Watershed Research Station
January 10, 2020


Artist at Pine Needles, a residency program sponsored by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, seeks applications from artists and writers for Summer 2020. With the vision to enhance scientific understanding through art, the St. Croix Watershed Research Station invites artists in residence to interact with the scientific staff and local community to further explore the intersection between art and science. Since 2001, the Artist at Pine Needles program has welcomed over 50 artists and writers to the banks of the St. Croix River in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.

In addition to accepting applications from established artists, the Pine Needles Residency includes an emerging artist category to encourage and support upcoming artists with this same calling. Emerging artists show some evidence of achievement but, to date, do not have a substantial record of accomplishment and are not yet recognized as established artists by other artists, curators, critics, and arts administrators. Emerging artists will be considered in a separate pool and must be 21 years of age or older.

The St. Croix Watershed Research Station is the environmental research station of the Science Museum of Minnesota. The setting for the Artist at Pine Needles Residency is the James Taylor Dunn Pine Needles Cabin, located just north of the village of Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, on the bluffs of the St. Croix River. In 2019, the artists selected were: large-scale, 2D, and 3D visual artist Katherine Steichen Rosing of Madison, Wisconsin; botanical printmaker Linda Snouffer of St. Paul, Minnesota; installation artist and sculptor Peter Krsko of Wonewoc, Wisconsin; and emerging artist, lyrical essayist, and poet Kate Lucas of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Applications for 2020 will be accepted from writers and artists who focus on environmental or natural history topics and strive to connect the complex world between art, nature, and the sciences. As part of the program, artists will be encouraged to design an outreach project to share their work with the local community.

Deadline: February 29, 2020; decisions to be announced by March 31
Application packets available at: www.smm.org/scwrs/programs/artist/

For more information, contact Alaina Fedie at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station: researchstation@smm.org