News: One of a Kind Platte Clove Artist in Residence Program Accepting Applications in the Catskills

Home to one of the most unique Artist Residence Programs in the nation, the Catskill Center has recently announced that is accepting applications for the 2016 Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence Program.

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 and is a retreat for artists, working in a variety of disciplines, located in the living landscape where American art began. The residency is open to visual artists and performing artists who have an affinity for the natural world.

The residencies run from July through September and artists can choose to stay from a couple days to a full week, depending on availability. 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, April 8.

For more information and an application, please visit the Catskill Center web site or contact Katie Palm at Applications are due by Friday, April 8, 2016.

Need more information on hiking and planning your 
trips to the Catskill Mountains and the Catskill Park?

Read up on the Catskill Park at our Catskill Mountains Information Page for hikes, advice, travel and planning information.  

We have a Guide to Hiking in the Catskills available and on our sister site, ReviewThis is a Guide to the Catskill Park.

Need a hiking map for your hikes in the Catskills?  We recommend the Trail Conference's Catskills Trails 6-Map Set.  These maps are the best available for hiking and outdoor adventures in the Catskills and the Catskill Park.  

How about a guidebook?  Both AMC and ADK publish trail guides to the Catskill Region and thAdventures in the Outdoors Bookstore carries many more books and maps that will help you as you hike and explore the Catskill Mountains region.

If you are looking for more information about the extensive history of the Catskill Mountains and the Catskill Park, we would suggest reading The Catskills, From Wilderness to Woodstock and The Catskill Park, Inside the Blue Line.