KALISPELL, MTJanuary 5, 2018 – The Flathead National Forest, Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, Hockaday Museum of Art and Swan Valley Connections invite artists to apply for the 2018 Artist-Wilderness-Connection Program. The artist-in-residence program connects artists and local communities with wild lands on the Flathead National Forest in Northwest Montana.  Two artists will be selected to participate in the 2018 program.

Professional working artists of various disciplines, media and styles, including writers and musicians, spend up to two weeks in a backcountry cabin on the Flathead National Forest to focus on their respective art.  The program connects artists with the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness Areas.  After completing the residency, artists select a format to share their talents and residency experience with the community and donate a representative piece of their art to the Artist-Wilderness-Connection Program.

The on-line application and program information is available at http://hockadaymuseum.org/ under Artist Opportunities, Artist-Wilderness-Connection.  Applications are due February 28, 2018.  Individuals and group collaborations are invited to apply.

To learn more about this unique artist-in-residence program and help answer your questions, join us for a Facebook Live chat on January 26 at 2 p.m. Visit the Hockaday Museum of Art web page under Artist Opportunities to find event details.

For more information about the program or application process, contact Kathy Martin at the Hockaday Museum of Art, 406.755.5268; Teresa Wenum at the Flathead National Forest, 406.758.5218 or Jessica Evens at the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, 406.387.3822


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