The Mission

“To offer residencies to new and established artists of recognized excellence from around the world to pursue their creative process in a wilderness environment.”

The Program

The Artist-in-Residence program at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by this unique northern wilderness setting.  It offers writers, composers and all visual and performing artists and artisans the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Porkies and express it through their particular art form.

A rustic, timber frame cabin provides accommodations for the artist in residence. “Dan’s Cabin” was built as a tribute to Dan Urbanski, founding president of the Friends of the Porkies and award winning photographer.

Art Gallery

Application deadline is fast approaching.
Applications must be received by March 30, 2018.
Electronic submissions cannot be accepted.

Artist Application
We received 300+ applications for this season’s program.  With so many excellent artists applying, the selection of just 6 artists was staggering.

We are enthusiastic in announcing this years artists and hope that continued interest in the AIR program and the Porkies remains high in coming years.

 Selected for 2017:

Mark Jenzen, Photography/Virtual Reality, Plymouth, MI

Rich Brauer, Video Production, Traverse City, MI      

Jeanne Ludeke, Painting/Pen & Ink, Rockford, IL

Rebecca Jabs, Pen & Ink, Painting, Manitowoc, WI

Shirley Brauker, Ceramics, Painting, Coldwater, MI

Jamie Kallestad, Song writing, Jamaica Plain, MA