The Call is Open!


We are accepting applications NOW for The BCFA 2017 Summer/Fall Session. This is quite the unique opportunity for emerging and established artists alike to share in the time and space provided by our non-profit organization. The work, art, relationships, connections, memories and experiences created at Brush Creek Ranch are indelible and our residents continue to rave about their time here.

Apply now for a chance to be awarded with a 2-4 week residency at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts!  The application fee is $40 and non-refundable.  Applicants are scored by a jury and selected based on ratings and availability.

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BCFA Proudly Presents:

The Residents of January 2017

We are so excited to kick off the new year with the fine artists showcased above. (Left to Right) Georgia Rowswell, Eric Diehl, Miranda Taylor, Cynthia Journey, Thomas Bramel, Tim Chatwood, Tamara Dean, and Heidi Durrow.  Thanks to a small window of relief between winter storms, everyone arrived to Brush Creek Ranch safely on Tuesday night.  We cannot wait to see the work that unfolds while this fantastic group of people makes the foundation their home over the next month!

Welcome and Congratulations to all!
To find more information about this month’s residents, their work, accomplishments and more, follow the respective websites/links:

Georgia Rowswell (Visual Artist) Cheyenne, WY
Eric Diehl (Visual Artist) Beacon, NY
Miranda Taylor (Visual Artist) Beaver Creek, Ohio
Cynthia Journey (Visual Artist) Manchester, MA
Thomas Bramel (Composer) Rockville, MD
Tim Chatwood (Composer) Reno, NV
Tamara Dean (Writer/Author) Viola, WI
Heidi Durrow (Writer/Author) Los Angeles, CA

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Warm Holiday Wishes from BCFA


Brush Creek Foundation for The Arts has released the end of year newsletter to recap 2016.  Check out the link below and happy holidays to all!  Become a subscriber today to receive future newsletters and updates.

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When The Resident Gives Back

Watercolor Painting Class by Allison Svoboda

Current August resident, Allison Svoboda was kind enough to lend her knowledge and expertise to some local art advocates as well as the co-residents and staff of BCFA. This Tuesday, she opened her studio up to amateur and experienced painters alike.  It was a gift for all to experience the elements of learning, natural talent, passion, and work in a relaxed and judgement free environment where each individual could tap into their creativeness while also looking beyond the scope of their own knowledge.  BCFA is grateful for her contribution and willingness to share!


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A Giant Welcome to Our August 2016 Artists in Residence!


We are proud to announce the arrival of our August 2016 group of awarded residents to Brush Creek Foundation for The Arts.  This talented group of artists will surely be an excellent and unique addition to our list of incredible individuals who have completed their residency with us.  Congratulations to all!

Let us introduce them:

Visual Artists:

Katy Collier –

Allison Svoboda –

Wei Jane Chir

Eva Nikolova –

Junichiro Ishida –

Literary Artists:

Susan Meyers –

Craig Wilkins

Elise Mimura Brandenburg

Musical/Composing Artist:

Nathan Shields –





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Calling All Artists!

The 2017 Winter/Spring BCFA Residency Call for Artists is now open!

The deadline is September 15th, 2016

Visit to start your application

Best of luck to all who apply and we look forward to your submissions!

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Check out BCFA at #6 on The Write Life’s list of most amazing writing residencies!


26 Amazing Writing Residencies You Should Apply for This Year

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How to get started

Brush Creek Arts Foundation enables artists to professionally develop their work in a relaxing and inspiring setting. Deadlines for application submissions are March 15 and September 15 each year.


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