Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence / Calls & Submissions

March 19, 2020

Organization Name: City of Auburn

Organization Location: Auburn, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


The Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence is a program offering an annual opportunity for an artist to pursue their work in, and to be inspired by, the unique and beautiful setting of the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, Washington. The residency lasts approximately two months during the months of June and July.

The residency will provide:

– A $3,500 stipend (funds can be used at will towards art supplies, transportation, meals, etc.)
– A large historic barn “studio space,” approximately 450 sq. ft., on an historic 67-acre property (accommodations not provided)
– Opportunities to tour and learn about the property and the other six historic buildings, as well as Auburn’s history as shared by the White River Valley Museum
– An exhibition opportunity, reception and well-publicized artist talk in the City of Auburn

Expectations of the selected artist include:

– A minimum of ten hours per week times eight weeks, creating work on-site at the Mary Olson Farm “studio space”
– Two “open-studio” weekend afternoons for the public to view works in progress and talk with the artist (dates TBD between selected artist and city staff)
– One free artist-led workshop demonstrating techniques or inspiration to the public
– Participation in a final artist talk/presentation, reception and exhibition
– Artists provide their own art supplies, and transportation to and from Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, Washington


Any individual artist or artist team in the Pacific Northwest working in two and three-dimensional media are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, textiles, sculpture, installation, woodworking, printmaking, etc.
Other than individual artists, collaborative projects will also be considered.

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