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Hawk Mountain Artist Residency For Kutztown Alumni and Faculty Emeriti

Kutztown University and Hawk Mountain have created an artist in residency program for KU alums and emeriti of any major.

Hawk Mountain is the world's first refuge for birds of prey and a global center for raptor conservation. It is located along the Appalachian Trail in Kempton, PA, approximately 15 minutes from Kutztown University.

Hawk Mountain will provide free lodging on the mountain for an artist to create artwork in any medium inspired by the sanctuary. Lodging can be used for full or part time occupancy.

The residency is available anytime during June – September. Minimum of 3 weeks, maximum of 12 weeks; Public interactions and demonstrations will be required.

A stipend of up to $1,500.00 is available for the recipient of this opportunity (stipend will be allocated based on the number weeks agreed upon by both the artist and the mountain staff). This stipend is offered in memory of Marguerite Beirman.

KU can provide access to university studios for the completion of the proposed project. Lodging for one person is provided but there is no stipend. Artists may hold full or part time jobs during this residency given they can fulfill the proposed project and residency requirements in off time. Depending on the final work, an exhibition and reception will be hosted in the Hawk Mountain Visitor's Center; if applicable, this exhibit can travel to a KU exhibition space.

Applications will be reviewed by a joint committee of KU and Hawk Mountain staff the spring prior to the residency. Deadline for submission is June 1. Announcement will be made June 15. Interested artists should email 5 images (jpg, 72dpi), resume, and residency project proposal to

For more info contact Karen Stanford, Director of University Galleries and Community Outreach, or 484-646-5803 For more about Hawk Mountain Sanctuary visit:

Eckhaus Art Gallery

157 West Main St. Kutztown, PA

Eckhaus, which translates to "corner-house" in Pennsylvania Dutch, is a non-profit, student run art gallery. Eckhaus aims to bring enrichment to the community, experience and knowledge to our students and volunteers, and commercial exposure to our artists. There are six art exhibitions per academic year and a summer camp for children. Students actively work with the Kutztown community to present local, regional, and international artists as well as faculty, alumni, and student work in all mediums. Eckhaus also has a very active special events schedule of open mics, live bands, comedy nights and student art sales.

Professional artists and especially alumni are encouraged to propose exhibitions to the student directors of Eckhaus (especially those who have complete an MFA). Proposals are reviewed yearly (exhibitions booked one year in advance).

To apply, please send 5 images (72 dpi, jpg), a resume, and exhibition proposal statement to

For more information about Eckhaus, visit:,, and