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Howard L. McKee Ecology Residency

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Howard L. McKee Ecology Residency

A residency offered to those whose work focuses on environmental, conservation or ecological concerns.
Application deadline:
April 30, 2020

RESIDENCY DATES
Fall Residencies:
September 30, 2020- January 8, 2021
Spring Residencies: January 18, 2021- April 28, 2021
We offer residencies ranging in duration from 2 weeks to 3 1/2 months

  • Two-week residency
  • One-on-one instruction with Master Printmaker Julia D'Amario
  • Opportunity to live among a small group of resident visual artists, musicians, ecologists, writers and interdisciplinary creatives
  • A private residence and workspace in a tranquil setting on the Oregon coast, adjacent to the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area, the Salmon River Estuary and the Cascade Head Experimental Forest
  • $500 stipend and travel reimbursement

RESIDENCY OVERVIEW

In the face of global ecological concerns such as climate change, rising sea levels, deforestation, human overpopulation and species extinction, the mission of the Howard L. McKee Ecology Residency is to provide ecologists, environmental journalists, filmmakers, inventors, educators, architects and others working on the creative edge of these issues time and space to advance their work and amplify their impact. The Howard L. McKee Ecology Residency aims to foster a supportive environment for independent work and reflection, and to encourage creative problem solving, collaboration and innovation free from the constraints of academic and institutional settings.

One or more Howard L. McKee Ecology Residents will be selected each year. Special attention will be given to projects that will directly benefit from proximity to the Oregon coast, the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area, the Salmon River Estuary and/or United States Forest Service Experimental Forest lands. Ecology-inspired and interdisciplinary collaborations will also be considered.

No laboratory or other equipment is provided, but scientists are invited to bring their own equipment if it can be accommodated. There is the possibility to partner with the Hatfield Marine Science Center as part of the Oregon State University's Marine Studies Initiative, and to tap into other academic, scientific and research resources in the region.

Howard L. McKee Resident Dan Bottom- Fisheries Biologist, 2017

WORK SAMPLES

Please include any combination of images, text, videos or other files or links representative of your most current and relevant work. Please include any combination of up to 4-6 images (if applicable) and up to 2 writing samples of a maximum of 10 pages each. 

ABOUT HOWARD L. MCKEE

Howard L. McKee was an environmentalist, architect, urban planner and visionary with a deep concern for the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area and its environs. Howard's vision and commitment has influenced the Sitka Center's ecology programming for decades, and this residency is offered in his memory through the generosity of the McKee family.

PAST ECOLOGY RESIDENTS

  • Susan Waters (WA) Rare Species Ecologist, 2020
  • Catherine Craig (WA) Biologist and Social Innovator, 2019
  • Bruce Byers (VA) Ecologist, 2018
  • Dan Bottom (OR) Fisheries Biologist, 2017
  • Kevin McLean (CA) Ecologist, 2017
  • Linda Wiener (NM) Entomologist, 2016
  • Jerry Franklin (WA) Forest Ecologist, 2015
  • Peter Dalmazzo (Australia) Marine Biologist, 2015
  • Kirk Johnson (DC) Scientist & Sans Director of Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, 2013
  • Kurt Fausch (CO) Stream Ecologist, 2011
  • Robin Wall Kimmerer (NY) Author and Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology, 2010
  • Dawn Stetzel (IA) Ethnobotanist and Installation Artist, 2008
  • Ryan Burns (OR) Biodiscourse, 2007
  • Alexandra Chitty (IL) Biologist and Visual Artist, 2006
  • David Bayles (OR) River Restoration Scientist, 2005
  • Robert Deason (PA) Hydrologist, 2005
  • Jim Wescoat (IL) Geographer and Landscape Historian, 2005
  • Leah Bray (MS) Biologist, 2003
  • Bradford Matsen (WA) Writer/Natural Scientist, 2003
  • Robert Johnson (NC) Visual Artist and Botanist, 2001
  • Don Zobel (OR) Botanist and Plant Pathologist, 2001
  • Robert M. Pyle (WA) Lepidopterist, 1997
  • Weishu Hsu (China) Ecologist, 1992
  • Phillip Johnson (OR) Ecologist and Writer, 1992
  • Keith Brockie (Scotland) Visual Artist and Ornithologist, 1992
  • David J. Wagner (WI) Environmental Art Historian, 1989
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