Artist in Residence at Platte Clove Preserve

Platte Clove Cabin, home to the AIR program.

Platte Clove Cabin, home to the AIR program.

Each summer the Catskill Center hosts several artists at our cabin at Platte Clove Preserve. This rustic cabin is located atop a stunning 60' box canyon waterfall, in the middle of more than two hundred acres of hiking trails, multi-tiered waterfalls and old growth forest.

Asher B. Durand (1796-1886) Kindred Spirits 1849 Oil on canvas Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Asher B. Durand (1796-1886)
Kindred Spirits
1849
Oil on canvas

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Since the late 1800s artists have been inspired by the Catskill's scenic beauty. Home to the Hudson River School of artists, America's first true artistic movement, landscape artists such as Asher Brown Durand, Frederic Church and Thomas Cole were inspired by the beauty of the Catskills and Hudson Valley and influenced by romanticism. 


Apply for the Catskill Center's Platte Clove Artist in Residence Program

The Catskill Center is now accepting applications for the 2016 Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence Program. Applications are due by Friday, April 8, 2016. The residency, the only one in the country situated in the historic landscapes which were the inspiration for the Hudson River School, provides a tranquil and rustic workplace. A retreat for artists, working in a variety of disciplines, located in the living landscape where American art began.

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Click here to download the 2016 Platte Clove Artist in Residence Application

Click here to download artist guidelines

Photo: Hillary Fayle