Platte Clove Artist in Residence Program Accepting Applications

The Catskill Center is accepting application for the 2017 Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence Program. Applications are due by Friday, March 31, 2017. For application, guidelines and more, please click here.

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.

The residency is open to artists who have an affinity for the natural world. The residencies run from July through September. The work produced should foster an appreciation for the environment and participants are encouraged to submit works for the biannual Platte Clove art exhibit at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery.

Participants stay in a rustic cabin in the Platte Clove Preserve - 208 wild, pristine acres full of hiking trails, multi-tiered waterfalls, and old growth forests. Hiking trails to Indian Head and Overlook mountains begin near the cabin and the 60-foot Plattekill Falls is a short walk from the cabin.

Artists are selected by a jury comprised of representatives from local arts organizations as well as the Catskill Center. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Friday, March 31. For more information and an application, please visit the Catskill Center web site at or contact Katie Palm at



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