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The Platte Clove Artists in Residence Program
The Catskill Center also offers the Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence program – the only one in the country situated in the historic area where the first American school of landscape was initiated in 1825 (The Hudson River School of Painting) by Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Thomas Doughty, Frederic Edwin Church and others who searched the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain Region for untainted wilderness.
The Platte Clove cabin sits where mountain and valley meet, providing a tranquil and rustic workplace and retreat for artists working in a variety of disciplines in the living landscape where American art began. At our Platte Clove Nature Preserve artists can refine their artistry amidst the solitude and grandeur of nature on 208 acres of pristine wilderness with multi-tiered waterfalls (including 60’ tall Plattekill Falls) and old growth forest. Since its inception, over 130 artists, painters, writers, and composers from across the country have participated in our Artists-in-Residence program – becoming artistic ambassadors for environmental stewardship once returning to their communities.