Montello Foundation is a foundation dedicated to support artists who foster
our understanding of nature, its fragility and our need to protect it.
We acknowledge that the retreat is on the traditional territory
and homelands of the Te-Moak Western Shoshone people.
“Slow wandering in every direction through sagebrush and juniper, reading, writing, and laying on the deck with eyes closed — these were the unfamiliar activities that held my days. I could not remember when I last felt that kind of happiness.”
- Anna Hepler, resident 2021
The application deadline for the summer 2024
residency season is January 21st, 2024
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The idea behind the retreat is that you are in this amazing desert landscape by yourself.
It's all yours, and you are part of all what is around you.
There is no direct interaction with other humans, no staff or other artists, you don't have to be social or not, decide whether you go to your room or chat all night. You focus on being social using your art you work on while you are there, or do sketches to work on it afterwards, or you can just relax from working and spend two week in the hammock. (We are sure you will have at least one great thought and will act upon it afterwards.)
Your social responsibility is with the audience of your work, not the immediate humans around you. What's important is to get the message out: Nature is a fragile thing and we have to take care of it.
So, no meals are provided, but you will have a fine little kitchen with a fridge.