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Family Residency Program

The new Family Residency Pilot Program launching this fall breaks the traditional mold by extending a warm welcome to artists and their families. This initiative is designed to enrich the lives of artists and their loved ones, ensuring that art becomes an even more integral part of their journey together.

Selected families have been invited to join the first Family Residency Pilot Program for three, two-week sessions this fall, during which they will have access to a studio workspace, mentorship, and resources. Artists will have the freedom to structure their time with a balance of studio time paired with family activities guided by Anderson Ranch staff. Through independent and shared experiences at the Ranch, families can immerse themselves in a dynamic artistic community, ensuring a holistic experience that benefits all members.

Anderson Ranch’s new Family Residency Pilot Program represents an exciting departure from conventional residency models. By embracing artists and their families, we are fostering a culture of inclusivity and creativity. We look forward to the positive impact this initiative will have on artists and their loved ones, and we are excited to see how this program transforms lives and shapes a more inclusive artistic community.

Program Objectives:

Supporting Diverse Artists: The program aims to empower artists who might have previously found it difficult to attend a residency due to family commitments. We believe that art should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their personal circumstances.

Fostering Creativity: By offering an immersive and supportive studio environment, artists can explore their creative boundaries and engage in experimentation and risk-taking.

Family Bonding: The initiative recognizes the value of family relationships. By integrating families into the residency, it fosters shared experiences and strengthens family bonds through artistic exploration.

Key Program Elements:

Inclusivity: The signature Artist-in-Residence program at Anderson Ranch is expanding its horizons to reach artists with family responsibilities and obligations. By doing so, we embrace a more diverse range of artists, acknowledging that creativity can flourish in myriad family structures.

Support and Collaboration: Participants in the program will have the support of Anderson Ranch’s dedicated staff, world-class facilities, and vibrant creative community. This means that the participating artists can access resources and housing not typically available when pursuing traditional artistic residencies. 

Artistic Exploration: Residents can explore their work without the constraints of their everyday lives. With housing available, they can focus more intently on their creative journeys, confident that their loved ones are also benefiting from this unique experience.

Community Integration: The program not only caters to artists but also recognizes the importance of the family unit. Anderson Ranch’s strong artistic community will serve as an ideal backdrop for families to forge new connections and grow together in a nurturing environment.

Meet The Families

The Hill Family  |  November 19 – December 2, 2023

Trey Hill will travel to Anderson Ranch with his partner and 4-year-old son. He will be working in the areas of sculpture and ceramics. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Montana where he teaches ceramics and sculpture. He received his BFA from Bowling Green State University and his MFA from San Jose State University. His work has been shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally. Trey has participated in numerous national and international artist residencies and his work is included in the outdoor sculpture exhibition at Anderson Ranch.

Click here to learn more about Trey Hill.

The Ghenov Family  |  December 7 – 17, 2023

Artists Rubens Ghenov and Lynne Marinelli Ghenov will visit Anderson Ranch with their teenage son and daughter. They will all be working in the painting studio. Lynne is currently an Associate at Loghaven Artist Residency in Knoxville, TN. Lynne has shown at Goodyear Gallery (PA), Downtown Gallery (TN), Crosstown Arts (TN), TSA (NY and LA), and others. Rubens was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the US in 1989. Rubens has shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery (NY), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), TSA Brooklyn (NYC), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He teaches painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Click here to learn more about Rubens Ghenov.

The Drolen Family  |  December 3 – 16, 2023

Photographer Rebecca Drolen will travel to Anderson Ranch with her partner and 8-year-old daughter. Her photographs are concerned with how individuals visually assemble their identity and the constructed ideals placed on gendered bodily performance. Her work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions on a national and international level within noteworthy venues such as the Huffington Post, Oxford American’s “Eyes on the South,” the Light Factory, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Springfield Art Museum, The Oklahoma State Museum of Art, the CICA Museum in Gimpo, Korea, the Galveston Art Center, Filter Photo, and the Theory of Clouds Gallery in Kobe, Japan. Rebecca is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Art, and she considers teaching a core priority within her art practice.

Click here to learn more about Rebecca Drolen.

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