Accepting Applications for 2015 Trout Lake Station “Artist in Residence”

BOULDER JUNCTION, WI — The Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting applications for our summer 2015 “artist-in-residence” fellowship at Trout Lake Station.

Allequash Lake, plein air painted watercolor by 2014 "artist in residence," Helen Klebesadel, near Boulder Junction, WI, June 2014
Allequash Lake, plein air painted watercolor by 2014 “artist in residence,” Helen Klebesadel, near Boulder Junction, WI, June 2014

The artist in residence program is designed for visual artists, writers and musicians who have specific interests in exploring the relationship between people, lakes and landscapes, as well as the long-term scientific investigations of the National Science Foundation-funded North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project, which is part of a national network studying long-term ecological change.
One 1-2 week residency between June 1 and August 31 will be offered each year. Successful candidates will stay for free on station during the busy summer fieldwork season. Artists will have access to all the facility has to offer and interact daily with researchers both at the lab and in the field.
2013 "Artist in residence," Ann Singsaas, interacts with visitors to Trout Lake Station's annual open house.
2013 “Artist in residence,” Ann Singsaas, interacts with visitors to Trout Lake Station’s annual open house.

The Artist-in-Residency program was created to provide an opportunity for artists and scientists to interact and learn from each other, leading to new ideas or ways of thinking about problems and communicating research to wider audiences. It is part of the larger Ecological Reflections – a network of LTER sites across the country dedicated to long-term, collaborative science and art inquiry in places of ecological or cultural importance – from Oregon’s old-growth forests to Florida’s saltwater wetlands.
The goal of the Trout Lake artist-in-residency program is to create collaborative art/humanities and science projects focusing on the long-term ecology of lakes and their surrounding landscapes in Vilas County, Wisconsin and tell the story of our lakes in new and creative formats.
2013 "Artist in residence," Ann Singsaas’ piece, “Lake Color Impressions.” Interpretation of the colors on the right was added later. Photo courtesy of LTEarts.
2013 “Artist in residence,” Ann Singsaas’ piece, “Lake Color Impressions.” Interpretation of the colors on the right was added later. Photo courtesy of LTEarts.

For more on the application process and requirements, visit – https://lter.limnology.wisc.edu/webform/application
Application deadline – March 13, 2015
Artist notification – April 15, 2015
If you have any questions please contact Tim Kratz tkkratz@wisc.edu

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