Artist In Residence
Access to natural spaces is critical to ensuring that creative people of our time and those in the future remain connected to the environment. The Artist in Residence program of Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast makes that connection possible. It is open to visual, literary and performing artists whose work is inspired by the environment and includes the gift of time and space to create. Artists selected for the program are given extraordinary access to our bays, beaches and barrier islands. Our hope is that their work will enhance appreciation for our coastal environment and broaden interest in the arts and conservation.
The Artist in Residence program is located in a restored 1931 carriage house at Bay Preserve at Osprey, a center for the environment, arts, education and recreation. Nestled on the sandy shore of Little Sarasota Bay, the 4.34 acre Preserve is open to the public and is one of many properties protected in perpetuity by Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. The Artist Residence is adjacent to nearly 250 additional acres of marine preserve and conservation lands including a rookery, a barrier island beach on the Gulf of Mexico and several historic sites.
"protecting our bays, beaches and barrier islands"
Artist in Residence
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Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, May 7th at 10:00 to 11:30am and enter the fascinating world of bird rookeries.
Black & White Photography by Clyde Butcher