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Artist Residency

A Creative Residency at TwispWorks is a flexible opportunity for a live/work stay on our campus based on aligning your personal creative goals with the mission and goals of TwispWorks.

Ideally, your proposal will revolve around one of three primary goals:

1.  TEACHING: Connect with community members by providing an educational opportunity, a workshop, or a demonstration of your work. If you are interested in teaching, please inquire about the possibility of partnering with Methow Arts.  See http://www.methowvalleyarts.org/arts-partners/methow-arts-alliance/

2.  PUBLIC WORK:  Create a work of art, architecture, or installation that will live on campus temporarily or permanently.  A modest materials stipend may be available depending on the project, but any public work of art should be designed to stay on the campus.

3.  PROTOTYPE:  Utilize free work space to develop a product concept in to a prototype.  This type of project should also connect in some way to the community through a presentation, documentation of the project, collaboration with others, or an educational opportunity.

There is no pre-determined duration of a Creative Residency, but as a general guideline 3 months is a suggested maximum.  Residents are provided free housing in a private room in the Bunkhouse and additional studio or work space is available free of charge.  There is no stipend available, and as such, each Resident must provide for their own food, gas, transportation expenses, and general living expenses.

For more information, please contact Tori Karpenko, Director of Partnerships and Operations at 509-997-3300 or tkarpenko@twispworks.org.

The TwispWorks Artist Residency is a partnership with Methow Arts Alliance and the Confluence Gallery and Art Center.

Dakota La Croix: In Their Voices

Mixed media artists Dakota LaCroix looking for the story.

Mixed media artists Dakota LaCroix looking for the story.

Audio artist Dakota La Croix spent six months chronicling the stories of former workers at the Twisp Ranger Station. His feature-length audio documentary “In Their Voices” explores themes of work, community, joy and loss. Learn more.  

Dakota La Croix: In their Voices

Mixed media artists Dakota LaCroix looking for the story.

Mixed media artists Dakota LaCroix looking for the story.

For more than 80 years, the Twisp Ranger Station (now known as TwispWorks) was a community and economic hub, providing jobs for hundreds of local people. Multi-media artist Dakota La Croix spent six months capturing the stories of some of those who worked here over the decades. The result is “In Their Voices,” a feature-length audio documentary exploring themes of work, fire, community and loss. The project was one element in an artist residency at  TwispWorks designed to honor the Read the Rest…

New Artists in Residence

Lily Martina Lee

Lily Martina Lee

Two Washingtonians from opposite sides of the state will bring new color and shape to Twisp this fall through the TwispWorks artist residency. Lily Lee Lily Martina Lee of Pullman, WA says being raised in a culturally diverse household made her acutely aware of the intricacies in cultural differences at a young age, and those intricacies play out in her work. Using beads and fibers, auto wreckage and other salvaged materials, Lily describes her work as moments of cultural collision: Read the Rest…

Call for Applications: Artist Residency

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TwispWorks seeks applications from local and visiting artists for its Fall 2012 Artist Residency. Applications for the fall session, September 15-December 15, 2012, are due July 16, 2012. Residencies will be available to two visiting artists and two local artists. Eligible artists include: visual artists of all media installation artists sculptors muralists writers audio/video artists. This residency, we are particularly interested in inviting visiting artists with the following interests: -Large scale mural, sculpture or installation -Teaching (K-12) Participants in the Read the Rest…

Home: Past and Present by David Joel

Home: Past and Present

Home: Past and Present, a mural by David Joel.

TwispWorks Artist in Residence David Joel created this 12′ x 12′ mural during his residency at TwispWorks in the fall/winter of 2011 The mural interprets David’s experiences of his home state, from growing up in Eastern Washington, tp a decade of life in the Puget Sound area, and how those ecosystems and cultural systems meet in the Methow Valley. Read more about David’s experiences creating this mural and his time in the Methow on his Kickstarter page. David also created Read the Rest…

WedgeShed Information Kiosk

Laurie Kain with the WedgeShed Information kiosk

Laurie Kain with the WedgeShed Information kiosk.

The University of Washington College of Built Environments Collab/Fab studio designed and built this modular shed structure that can be used alone (as in this prototype which sits on the TwispWorks campus) or linked to others in various configurations. The WedgeShed can be made inexpensively from recycled plywood, and used for everything from a recycling depot to a shade structure in a garden environment. The WedgeShed currently serves as an information kiosk for TwispWorks. To decorate the WedgeShed, seventh and Read the Rest…

TwispWorks Artist Friends on Show

Several TwispWorks tenants and resident artists are on display this month. Martine Workman at Door No. 3 Print and Book Arts Studio Martine Workman has come to the Methow Valley as an Artist in Residence at TwispWorks with her keen eye and drawing skills. Workman has produced a free newspaper every week since the beginning of October entitled the Methow Mill documenting her stay and the daily goings on around the valley. She will be showing her paper and book Read the Rest…

TW Resident Martine Workman @ Door No 3!

Martine Workman in her studio.

Martine Workman in her studio.

  Martine Workmanhas come to the Methow Valley as an Artist in Residence at TwispWorks with her keen eye and drawing skills. Workman has produced a free newspaper every week since the beginning of October entitled the Methow Mill documenting her stay and the daily goings on around the valley. She will be showing her paper and book works called zines sharing the exhibit space at Door No.3 with artist Laura Gunnip. “I make one small drawing every day and Read the Rest…

Nov. 16: Meet the Artists in Residence!

TwispWorks Artists in Residence

(Clockwise from top left) Laurie Kain, David Joel, Kayla Darch and Martine Workman.

November 16, 5:00 to 7:30 join us at the Methow casino nederland Valley Inn to meet the artists who are living/working at TwispWorks this fall. Four artists (two local, two visiting) are using studio space at TwispWorks to forward their own work and create artwork that will remain in the community. $15/person Appetizers and no-host beer and wine. RSVP to info@twispworks.org or 509-997-3300 More about these artists and their work at http://twispworks.org/twispworks-artist-residency. The program is a partnership with Methow Arts, Read the Rest…

Artist Residency

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Two local artists and two Seattle-based artists are using space on the TwispWorks campus for three months this fall, each leaving behind artwork that will help establish the character of this blossoming center for arts and culture, local agriculture, education, innovation and economic vitality. The artist residency began October 1 and runs through December 31. The visiting artists will live in the Bunkhouse at TwispWorks and use studio space on the campus to work on their own art as well Read the Rest…