We’re excited to have Jessica L. Bryant on board as this year’s artist in residence! Jessica is a watercolor artist who has achieved signature status with the Northwest Watercolor Society. She served as artist in residence for 10 different programs over the last six years, including at several national parks, the Bureau of Land Management and schools.
For a number of years, Jessica focused her work on landscapes in her home region of North Idaho, but with the recent experience of an artist residency in the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness Area, she has been inspired to branch out and reconnoiter places like the Camas National Refuge, Craters of the Moon, City of Rocks and more. She is eager to explore and interpret the entire state of Idaho through her unique lens in the coming year.
Special thanks to the panel who helped us make our selection this year: Rachel Teannalach (fine artist and ICL’s first artist in residence), Mike Rogers (fine metal artist, Precious Metal Arts) and John McMahon (Idaho Commission on the Arts artist services director, artist and instructor).
Gratitude also goes to ARTA River Trips, sponsor of the ICL artist in residence program, who offer a river trip on an Idaho river every year to educate and inspire our artists, and who help make this program possible. And our thanks to an anonymous donor for their generosity in supporting our artists.
By the way, if you purchase work from Jessica that she created during her residency, 25% comes back to ICL!