Montello Foundation is a foundation dedicated to support artists who foster
our understanding of nature, its fragility and our need to protect it.

The solitude one experiences at the Montello Foundation is a gift that is rarely obtainable in artistic residencies. For me, the gift of solitude allowed the measurement of time to become obtainable. I was able to simultaneously reflect upon the past, be in the present and imagine the future. My muse was the desert wind. ” 
- Kellyann Burns, resident 2021

The application deadline for the summer 2022

residency season is January 23rd, 2022

Here is now the work of the 2021 Montello Foundation Artists-in-Residence. Some of their reports include sketches of new work paired with work that the artist has created. Others came home with finished work, and you can feel the impact the residency had on them.


The full report of our 2021 season can be downloaded here.

The members of the judging panel were Margaret Cogswell, Margrethe Aanestad and Mike Dax Iacovone.

 This Earth 

 Notes and Observations by Montello Foundation Artists 

Southern Utah Museum of Art in Cedar City, Utah 

On view October 16th to December 23rd,2021.

This Earth is an exhibition curated by Hikmet Loe and Stefan Hagen at Southern Utah Museum of Art under the direction of Jessica Kinsey in Cedar City, UT.

The audience experiences nature from artistsí perspectives. While we are presenting finished work of 37 artists who have been artists-in-residence at the Montello Foundation retreat., it is the processes of the artists that are the focus of the exhibition. The guiding principals of the show are the artistsí various approaches and personal relationships to nature. Documentary photography are shown alongside abstract paintings, alongside intimate drawings, and also large-scale sculpture.


works by Elisabeth Condon and Kirstin Furlong

works by Patricia Watwood, Ash Ferlito, Miho Suzuki, Markus Guschelbauer and James Kao

works by Summer McCorkle, Cedra Wood and Eleanor Ray

works by Fred Holcomb, Ryan Dewey, Dylan Gauthier, Blane De St Croix, Sara Morawetz, Lea Thomas,
Brie Ruais and SaraNoa Mark

works by Patricia Watwood, Diana Schpungin, Martha Tuttle, Lea Titz, Miho Suzuki, Fred Holcomb,
Blane De St Croix and Ryan Dewey

works by Kirstin Furlong, Blane De St Croix, Brie Ruais, Cynthia Brinich Langlois, Kevin Cooley,
Evie McKenna, Nicole Jean Hill and Nina Elder

works by Nicole Jean Hill, Kirstin Furlong, Nina Elder and Dylan Gauthier

outside projection by Lauren Strohacker and Kendra Sullivan

The full catalog can be viewed here.

Podcast with Hikmet Loe, Patricia Watwood and Stefan Hagen, directed by Emily Ronquillo: