The Idaho Conservation League’s Artist in Residence program explores the nexus of art and nature. Launched in 2013 and now on its eighth artist, the program shares the beauty of the places we work to protect and tells stories of Idaho in creative new ways.

ICL's 2022 Artist in Residence

Now accepting applications!

Applications for our Artist in Residence program are currently being accepted through April 1. Interested artists, please read our statement and application guidelines. Contact Jenny Estes, ICL Development Director at jestes@idahoconservation.org for more information.

Thanks to our 2020 Artist in Residence, Andy Sewell.

Painting of fly fisherman done by Andy Sewell
Andy Sewell posing with his paintings
Painting of steelhead fish

Special thanks to the 2020 AiR selection committee: Rachel Teannalach (fine artist and ICL’s first artist in residence), Michael Faison (Idaho Commission on the Arts executive director), Mary Beth Whitaker (former ICL editor and designer) and Jenny Estes (ICL Development Director).

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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. Our gratitude also goes to an anonymous donor for their generous support of our artists.

Call for Artists

For more information on how to apply to the 2022 Artist in Residency program, contact Joan Bevirt, ICL Membership and Development Associate at jbevirt@idahoconservation.org for more information.

Previous Artists in Residence

2020 — Andy Sewell

2019 — Carl Rowe

2018 — Jessica L. Bryant

2017 — Linda Lantzy

2016 — Josh Udesen

2015 — Peter Lovera

2013-2014 — Rachel Teannalach