A partnership between the Flathead National Forest, Hockaday Museum of Art, 
Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, and Swan Valley Connections.


This program places professional working artists from various disciplines, media, and styles in remote forest cabins for one to two week stays. In return, the artists give a public presentation related to their residency experience.

The program experience focuses on the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness Areas, with opportunities for artists to reside in cabins in designated Wilderness.

Wilderness values, natural processes and features, history, wildlife, resource management issues, and other topics related to Wilderness and wilderness management are used as themes around which artists' visits are organized. All media of art work is encouraged.

Each year, artists are invited to apply for the Artist Wilderness Connection program. The program hosts two artists in cabins on the Flathead National Forest during the months of July, August, and September. For information about the program or to download an application, visit the Hockaday Museum of Art web site here. For more information, please contact SVC at 406-754-3137, The BMWF at 406-387-3808 or Teresa Wenum with the Flathead National Forest at 406-758-5218.


choose from four different cabin locations and dates

Jan 5, 2019 - application opens

Feb 16, 2019 - application deadline

march 23, 2019 - artists notified


 Filmed in August 2012 for the Artist Wilderness Connection. Artist Residency program through the Hockaday Museum of Art, U.S. Forest Service, Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, and the Swan Ecosystem Center. This artistic collaboration was filmed at the Spruce Park U.S. Forest Service Cabin in the Great Bear Wilderness, MT.

Mandy Mohler, Director of Photography. www.MandyMohler.com
Bettreena Jaeger and Josh Harvey of Betty and the Boy. Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin. www.BettyAndTheBoy.com
Kati O'Toole, Vocals, Guitar. www.KatiOToole.com
Alex Hogle, Mandolin.
Film edited by Jeri Rafter, www.jerirafter.com