ICL’s Artist in Residence 2017

ICL’s artist in residence program (AIR) explores the nexus of art and nature. Launched in 2013 and now on its fourth artist, the program exists to share the beauty of the places we work to protect and tell the Idaho story in creative new ways to expanded audiences.

Meet Linda Lantzy, this year’s ICL artist in residence, who says her photographs are themselves “breathtaking arguments for preserving what we still hold precious.”

Linda Lantzy

ICL’s Artist in Residence 2017

Linda Lantzy is a North Idaho landscape photographer based in Coeur d’Alene. Her photographic images represent some of Idaho’s most remote and beautiful landscapes—as well as ones close to her home. She’s a native Idahoan who travels the state, knows it well and has a commitment to conservation. A professional photographer, Linda’s images are widely used, not only as fine art but also in books, magazines, websites and more—including on our own ICL website! We appreciate her images both for their beauty and the way they complement ICL’s work.

In an exciting new effort that is receiving quite a buzz, we asked our artist in residence this year to curate a Facebook group for ICL that celebrates photographs of Idaho’s public lands. The group, called “Gems of Idaho—Our Public Lands” is open to everyone, and we’d love to see your images of your favorite Idaho public lands scenery and experiences. Just ask to join in order to post.

By the way, if you purchase work from Linda that she created during her residency, 25% comes back to ICL!

You can see Linda’s work online at http://www.idahoscenics.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Idahoscenics.

Artist Words

“As a full-time, professional fine art photographer and member of ICL, I have photographed some of the most remote and beautiful landscapes Idaho has to offer. My photographs exude the pristine character of many of these locations, and are compelling and breathtaking arguments for preserving what we still hold precious.

“Nothing speaks to Idaho preservation more intimately than having been there to see and capture the majesty that is Idaho. Because I am so immersed in the Gem State, protecting that majesty for future generations is of utmost importance to me.” — Linda Lantzy

Call for Artists

AIR has drummed up great interest from Idahoans across the state and from Idaho artists who want to be ICL’s next artist in residence. In October and November, ICL will announce an open call for artists, applications will be accepted and the selected artist notified. The residency runs for one calendar year beginning in January.

Previous ICL Artists in Residence

2016—Josh Udesen

2015Peter Lovera

2013–2014Rachel Teannalach

ICL Artist in Residence Sponsor

The ICL AIR program is sponsored by ARTA River Trips, a nonprofit river rafting organization with over 50 years of experience taking people on amazing journeys down the majestic rivers of the western United States.