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Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture is opening the 2023 residency application process | Pro Club Bd

Mosaic installation and artists at Pine Meadow Ranch for Arts and Agriculture. (Image credit: Loma Smith Photography)

The Working Ranch Sisters, Oregon is seeking artists, scholars, scientists, and other creative thinkers to apply for their annual on-site residency program

We hope that this year’s residency program will serve as a platform to promote knowledge sharing around our theme of food and agriculture among creative people from all over the world.”

— Ana Varas, art projects coordinator

SISTERS, OR, July 29, 2022 / — The Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture (PMRCAA), a working ranch in Sisters, Oregon focused on arts, agricultural and environmental projects is seeking individuals for 2023 residency program. This year’s theme focuses on ‘Food and Agriculture’, seeking to examine the role of food in community prosperity, sustainability and resilience and to increase understanding of regional community food systems.

For this residency cycle, artists, culture carriers, scientists, scholars and researchers whose work reflects the theme of food and agriculture as fundamental expressions of life are invited to apply via the online portal before October 14, 2022. PMRCAA will take two or three residents on a period of two or four week residencies where they will have their own studio space and living quarters and engage with the larger community.

“Looking ahead, many agricultural practices will need to adapt to meet the challenges posed by changes in our environment, climate and population, including more collaborative, holistic community interactions and initiatives,” said Ana Varas , Art Projects Coordinator at PMRCAA. “We hope that this year’s residency program will serve as a platform that encourages knowledge sharing around these critical issues among creative people from around the world.”

The residency program seeks individuals who, while immersed in their work and artistic practices in a beautiful setting, will also contribute to the ranch and participate in community and educational projects. Residents specializing in a variety of disciplines have participated in previous programs, creating fine art and other projects while participating in ranching activities, holding community workshops, artist talks, open studios, and occasionally participating in ranching activities .

The PMRCCA Residency Program began in 2018 and has since grown to include more individuals and provide more engagement opportunities for residents on the ranch and in the local community. The application portal 2023 opens today, the application period ends on October 14, 2022. You can find more information about the residency program here.

About the Pine Meadow Ranch Center for the Arts and Agriculture

The Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture (PMRCAA) is located on the historic Pine Meadow Ranch, a 260-acre working ranch in Sisters, Oregon, at the foot of the Cascade Mountains. PMRCAA’s vision is to combine sustainable agriculture, conservation arts and sciences with traditional and contemporary crafts and skills essential to the rancher’s life. Set within the traditional territory of the Wasco, Warm Springs and Paiute peoples, work at the ranch is based on a strong sense of place and community, and deeply appreciates the diversity and diverse perspectives of the people who call our region home. Today, Pine Meadow Ranch is operated as a program of the Roundhouse Foundation founded by the sisters and continues to operate as a working ranch.


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