Supporting stewardship of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness 
and fostering appreciation of wild lands.

Artists in Residence

We are accepting applications for our Artists in Residence for 2017. Please view our application to get started!

The Artists in Residence program is back for the summer of 2017! Our unique program will provide two- three artists a 7-day immersion in the wilderness: one artist will be stationed at the Cooke City forest service cabin, one artist will be stationed at the Meyer's Creek Cabin, and one will be staying at the Box Canyon cabin. This immersion provides time for the artists' thoughtful reflection and development of their work.  With any luck, the solitude and beauty of uninterrupted Wilderness will serve to inspire musical compositions, prose, photographs or paintings. 

Tami Haaland 

Tami Haaland is the author of two books of poetry: When We Wake in the Night, and Breath in Every Room, winner of the Nicholas Roerich Prize. Her poems have appeared in a variety of periodicals, including The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, High Desert Journal, Life and Legends, Consequence and many anthologies, including The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press) and Literature: An Introduction (Pearson).  Haaland’s work has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and American Life in Poetry. She has received an Artist Innovation Award from the Montana Arts Council and served as Montana’s fifth poet laureate from 2013-15. For over twenty years, Haaland has been teaching at Montana State University Billings, where she currently chairs the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages.


Elizabeth Claire Rose

Elizabeth Claire Rose is a printmaker and photographer currently living in Pittsburgh, PA. Rose attended the University of
Montana where she earned a B.A in Fine Art and a minor in Wilderness Studies. Anchored to wilderness areas throughout North America, her work explores ecosystems and records interactions between people and the environment. Her recent work explores alpine wilderness areas, and is inspired by experiences she has had in Montana's high country, particularly the AB Wilderness. Rose's work has been exhibited at the Gulf & Weston Gallery, New York; Robert Blackburn Printmaking Gallery 20/20, New York; Yellowstone Art Museum, Montana; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania; and the Missoula Art Museum, Montana among others. Elizabeth Rose was named one of 25 Up and Coming American Photographers by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in North Carolina. She has been an artist resident at Sedona Arts Colony, AZ; Penland School of Crafts, NC; Alberta Printmakers Society, Calgary, AB, Canada, and will be in residence this summer with the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation, in Montana. 






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