Anacortes Museum, WA / W.T. Preston Steamboat Residency: (Due May 6)

Calling all PNW creatives! The Anacortes Museum is pleased to announce an artist in residency for two regional artists to create a new site-responsive artwork for our National Landmark sternwheel steamboat in Anacortes, Washington. This opportunity will support the creation of a work of art that responds to the history, environment, and stories about the W.T. Preston and its current surroundings. The W.T. Preston is a 160 foot long, three-deck snag boat that once cleared the local river ways and is now located next to the Anacortes marina and Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center.

This residency is open to artists who work in varying media: sculptors, musicians, sound artists, writers, playwrights, painters, videographers, dancers, textile artists and others are welcome to apply. This residency is designed to support artists who are passionate about making work that focuses on site specificity, storytelling, craft, and/or historic technologies. Your final product could take the form of a permanent installation or a temporary performance. We are open to your interpretation and process.

Two positions and sessions are available: July 1-31 (Session I) or August 1-31 (Session II). No housing is provided. The W.T. Preston is accessible to residents during public hours between 10:00-4:00 Tuesday- Saturday + 11:00-4:00 Sunday

Jamie Earnest