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PMR art center opens residency applications

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Art and Agriculture (PMRCAA) has announced an open call for applicants to its seventh annual residency program, which brings world-class artists, ecological scientists, researchers, and scholars to Sisters from March through November. The open call has a juried application process, where prospective residents from around the U.S. may be selected for either one-month or two-week stays at PMRCAA. The application deadline is June 30, 11:59 p.m.

PMRCAA’s residency program offers a space where cultural practitioners, ecological scientists, and creative thinkers can immerse themselves in their work and research through access to studios, open spaces, and beautiful scenery. PMRCAA seeks cultural practitioners and scientists who want to engage with the atmosphere of a working ranch and with the local community.

PMRCAA invites artists, ecological scientists, and scholars whose work explores the 2025 residency theme of “Care & Stewardship” to apply.

“At the heart of the 2025 program is the idea that care and stewardship transcends human boundaries and acknowledges our interconnected existence in the world,” says Arts Program Manager Ana Varas. “We are looking for artists and others whose work resonates with this central idea.”

“Care and Stewardship” also connects the residency program with the work of umbrella organization, The Roundhouse Foundation, which focuses on supporting rural and Indigenous spaces. Land stewardship and caring for community are some of the core ethos that guide the work of the foundation and helped to inspire this year’s theme at PMRCAA.

All participants selected will develop work around this year’s central idea and will engage with the broader local region through different events. Events PMRCAA hosts throughout the year include workshops, lectures, and open studios. A full list is published on the events calendar at 

PMRCAA is hosting informational Zoom sessions on May 28 and June 14. Registration information and additional program details can be found at


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