Magnificently situated on the eastern shore of Kezar Lake, Hewnoaks offers an extraordinary setting of inspiration and beauty. By resurrecting its art-making traditions we aim to honor its creative history and preserve its environmental integrity. Additionally, we hope to bring interest and activity to the local community by creating a variety of opportunities for engagement.
Adventurous artists and thinkers are invited to live and work at Hewnoaks from late June until mid-September each year. Residencies run from one to three weeks, depending on availability. Participants are accommodated in rustic cabins complete with basic kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.
Hewnoaks does not provide designated studio spaces. Residents must bring their own supplies and set up their studios within their cabins. Previous residents have been resourceful in working out the details of living and working in the same space.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation. Food and other basic necessities are available at nearby stores. The property is about 90 minutes northwest of Portland.
Painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, choreographers, actors, musicians, writers…we are open to all kinds of artists. Curators are also welcome to apply.