An Artist Residency Take-Over: March 8th-16th, 2020

SOU’WESTER ARTS WEEK: the Sou’wester will be given over to artists and art collectives for a week of residency work and a weekend of open houses and public performances.

The goal of this event is to highlight the creative process and the experiential nature of the Sou’wester Residency Program. Walking into an active creative process reveals valuable intersections among artists as well as with the public. Experience these living artifacts at the open studios and weekend performances.


Arrival: Sunday March 8, 3pm-9pm
Departure: Monday March 16, noon

Preference will be given to artists who will dig deep into their studio experience for the week and innovate in translating that experience for the public during the open house.

ARTS WEEK RESIDENCIES will be at a reduced cost of $200-$300 for the duration of the event. We are actively fundraising and currently able to sponsor at least 15 residencies.

  • Timeline for Artists
    • November 15, 2019 Call for Artist Opens
    • December 21, 2019 (midnight PST) Application deadline
    • December 31, 2019 1st round of acceptance notification
    • January 21, 2020 Final studio/accommodation placement
    • January 21, 2020 Press info due
    • March 8, 2020 3pm-9pm Artists Arrive
    • March 16, 2020 noon Artists Depart

Tentative Itinerary

ARTS WEEK will balance intensive studio work with social intermingling and inter-informing of ideas.

Sunday March 8
3pm-9pm arrive and settle into studios
8pm opening celebration in lodge, snacks in the library bar
pinata of art prompts

Monday March 9
artist show n tell – salon style
potluck dinner

Tuesday March 10
music in the lodge
potluck dinner

Wednesday March 11
catered chef dinner

Thursday March 12
end of week celebration for the artists

Friday March 13
prep/leisure day
performances begin 5pm

Saturday March 14
studio tour opens
installations & performances
library bar open

Sunday March 15
morning sauna
studio cleanup
loungey movie night in the lodge

Monday March 16
noon depart

Over the last 7ish years, we have hosted more than 600 artist residencies. We are proud to launch our Online Archive to coincide with this event.

Sou’wester ARTS WEEK continues in the spirit SPACENESS. It brings amazing artists to this neck of the woods and shines creative light into the darkest heart of winter.