2023 Artists-in-Residence Applications Are Currently Open!

The Art Colony provides artists with independent work space in professional studios amidst the backdrop of a stunning landscape. An environment of creative freedom supports the process and development of new works, allowing for a combination of aesthetic inquiry, creative risk-taking, experimentation, and artistic development.

Juried Artists-in-Residence

We are pleased to announce our 2023 juried artists-in-residence:

Kimberly Wetzel | Pill Box Studio

Elizabeth Rose | Print Studio

Residency Dates: May 29 – June 10, 2023

Application for our 2024 juried residency will open mid fall 2023.

Apply on our SlideRoom page.

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2023 Self-Guided Residencies

Experience our professional studios (clay, painting/multi-discipline, printmaking, and our writing room) and find uninterrupted space and time to focus, rejuvenate, and hone your artistic vision.

  • The application deadline for the July– December, 2023 residency window have been extended to May 15, 2023
  • Applications for our January – June, 2024 residency window will open mid-fall 2023.

Apply on our SlideRoom page.

Studios available for self-guided residencies include our Ceramics StudioEco-friendly Printmaking Studio, Founders Hall Multi-discipline Studio, the Pill Box Multi-discipline Studio, and the Writing Room.

2023 Group Residencies

Experience our professional studios (clay, painting/multi-discipline, printmaking, and our writing room) and find uninterrupted space and time to focus, rejuvenate, and hone your artistic vision with a group of up to 8 artists.

  • Applications for the July – December, 2023, residency window are due May 15, 2023
  • Applications for the January – June, 2024, residency window will open mid-fall 2023

Apply on our SlideRoom page

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Graham Studio Residencies

This juried residency is open to two Cook County, Minnesota resident artists working in a medium that is conducive to use in a nonventilated, shared 500-square foot space. Appropriate mediums include painting, drawing, mixed media, book arts, and manual printmaking.

In 2023 we received generous, one-year funding from the Blandin Foundation to support this new residency program.

We are pleased to announce our 2023 Graham Studio Artists-in-Residence:

Allison Healy

Neil Sherman

Residency Dates: February – October, 2023

Apply on our SlideRoom page.

Grant Funded Residencies

For those applying for a grant that requires a commitment from an organization in advance, note that the Art Colony selects a small number of artists to partner with in this way and advanced consent is required. Studio, administration and marketing fees apply.

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Lodging is available in the Art Colony guest suite located at its 120 Studio Building. The guest suite includes three private bedrooms, each with a double bed, plus a shared kitchenette, bathroom, and common space. The guest suite requires climbing a flight of stairs. Upon request, we do have a separate ADA-compliant guest room with a twin bed and an ADA-compliant bathroom with access to a common kitchen area that is at ground level and does not require the use of stairs.

Lodging fee is $35 / night plus a one-time $50 cleaning fee.


Permanent, year-round residents of Cook County, Minnesota or eligible for a 10% discount on residency fees. Please specify your eligibility when applying.

Studio Sessions

Give yourself the gift of space and time to work on your work!

Studio Sessions are open-ended yet guided opportunities to work alongside other artists who are at equivalent levels in their creative practice. The facilitating artist-instructor will provide some structure for the group while meeting with each artist one-to-one to support their individual goals. Artists are invited to bring their works in progress and also explore new directions and influences.

Artist Services
The main way that we serve artists is through providing studio space and time for artists to do their work.

Our goal is to help artists grow their practice, by providing opportunities for them to experiment with as well as finish their work.

Along with studio access and residency opportunities, we offer a select number of photo shoots with a Cook County photographer to help artists develop their portfolios.

Previous Juried & Invited Artists-in-Residence:


Kris Musto | Founders Hall
Michelle Miles| Founders Hall
Ciaran McQuiston | Printmaking


David Andree | Sculpture and Photography
Galilee Peaches | Sculpture and Painting
Grace Sippy | Printmaking


Corrie Steckelberg | Installation
Christine Forni | Printmaking
Dana De Ano | Two-and-a-half Dimensional Drawing and Mixed-media
Moheb Soliman | Performance Poetry
Moira Bateman | Textiles and Mixed-media
Annie Hejny | Painting
Nick Wroblewski | Printmaking


Jonathan Herrera | Printmaking
Jeffrey Stenbom | Glass
David Andree | Sculpture and Drawing
Gabriella Boros | Printmaking


Holly Newton Swift | Drawing
John Schuerman | Drawing
Luke Johnson | Printmaking


Charles Lume | Installation
Mary Bergs & Lisa Hochstein | Installation
Walter Early | Sculpture and Drawing
Beth Dorsey | Printmaking


Mary Bergs | Installation
Marty Harris | Printmaking


Ginny Sims | Drawing on Ceramic Pots


Dan and Lee Ross | Printmaking


Hazel Belvo | Painting

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