Current & Former Artists-in-Residence

The Anderson Center at Tower View is welcoming 31 artists from 11 U.S. States and 4 foreign countries for residencies in 2023. A shortened residency season runs from July to the middle of November, due to capital improvement projects taking place in the spring. Sixty-five percent of incoming artists self-identify as artists of color. Residencies were granted from a pool of 555 applications from 26 different countries, 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Founded in 1995 on the Tower View estate in rural Red Wing, Minn., the Anderson Center has renovated and restored historic buildings to support working artists and the creative process. The organization’s flagship Artist Residency Program provides groups of artists, writers, musicians, and performers with an ideal space to create innovative works of art that advance their practice and have a significant impact on society. “The exchange of ideas across disciplines and the distinctive setting of Tower View,” explains Program Director Adam Wiltgen, “are a source of inspiration and new directions for the work artists create here while in-residence.”

This group of Anderson Center Artists-in-Residence includes writers Joanna Rakoff, Zeina Hashem Beck, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran, and Mimi Lok; visual artists Daniel Liévano, Kyung Hee (Kate) Im, and Elgin Cleckley; interdisciplinary performance artist Cherrie Yu; and composers Aby Wolf, Jillian Rae, and James Everest.

Following a highly competitive review process, panels for the organization’s general Anderson Center and Early Career Artist programs -- each comprised of distinguished jurors representing a variety of artistic disciplines and backgrounds -- selected artists and writers for Anderson Center residencies based on their talent and vision, as reflected by their work samples and project descriptions.

Artists-in-Residence at the Anderson Center make use of uninterrupted time and the opportunity to exchange ideas while living and working together in the Tower View Residence, the historic Georgian Revival family home of A.P. and Lydia Anderson. Residencies are two or four weeks long and include private studio space, groceries, and chef-prepared dinners. The artists participating in August’s Early Career Artist Residency supported by the Jerome Foundation — Donte Collins, Sarah Evenson, Ash Goh Hau, AriDy Nox, and Zosha Warpeha — will also receive travel stipends, honoraria, and additional resources.

The Anderson Center at Tower View’s longstanding Salzburg – Minnesota Exchange returns for the second year following suspension due to the pandemic. Thanks to support from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the organization’s Public Artist Residency continues for a third year. In partnership with (Neo) Muralismos de Mexico, painters Aaron Johnson-Ortiz of Minnesota and Anton Vazquez of Chiapas, Mexico are engaging the Red Wing community October 4 - 17. Also continuing are established academic fellowships with graduate writing programs at the University of Minnesota and Pacific Lutheran University.

This program is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Header image: July 2022 Anderson Center Artists-in-Residence (L to R): Michael Masaru Flora, Agustín Castilla-Ávila, Davu Seru, Ucheoma Onwutuebe, and Jordan Young. Photo by Stephanie Lynn Rogers.


2023


July

Eva-Maria Schitter
Salzburg - Minnesota Artist Exchange
Austria - Photography - 4 weeks
June 30 - July 30

Aby Wolf
MN - Music / Composition - 4 weeks
June 30 - July 30

Zeina Hashem Beck
CA - Poetry / Non-Fiction - 2 weeks
June 30 - July 15

Elgin Cleckley
VA - Mixed Media / Architecture - 2 weeks
June 30 - July 15

Olivia Fantini
UMN Gesell Writing Fellow
MN - Fiction - 2 weeks
June 30 - July 15

Ciara Alfaro
UMN Gesell Writing Fellow
MN - Non-Fiction - 2 weeks
July 17 - July 30

Kyung Hee (Kate) Im
WA - Sculpture - 2 weeks
July 17 - July 30

KB Brookins
TX - Poetry - 2 weeks
July 17 - July 30

August

Early Career Artist Residency

Donte Collins
MN - Poetry / Performance - 4 weeks
August 1 - 30

Sarah Evenson
MN - Printmaking - 4 weeks
August 1 - 30

Ash Goh Hua
NY - Filmmaking - 4 weeks
August 1 - 30

AriDy Nox
NY - Playwrighting / Performance - 4 weeks
August 1 - 30

Zosha Warpeha
NY - Music / Composition - 4 weeks
August 1 - 30

September

Junauda Petrus
MN - Fiction / Interdisciplinary - 4 weeks
Sept. 1 - Oct. 2

Daniel Liévano
Colombia - Illustration - 4 weeks
Sept. 1 - Oct. 2

Rhea Nowak
NY - Printmaking - 4 weeks
Sept. 1 - Oct. 2

Becca McCharen
FL - Fabric/Textiles - 4 weeks
Sept. 1 - Oct. 2

Rehab El Sadek
TX - Sculpture - 3 weeks
Sept. 5 - 26

October

Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran
OK - Fiction - 4 weeks
Oct. 4 - Nov. 1

Cherrie Yu
NY - Choreography / Interdisciplinary - 3 weeks
Oct. 4 - Oct. 24

Anton Vazquez
(Neo) Muralismos de Mexico
Public Artist Residency
Mexico - Painting - 2 weeks
Oct. 4 - Oct. 17

Aaron Johnson-Ortiz
(Neo) Muralismos de Mexico
Public Artist Residency
MN - Painting - 2 weeks
Oct. 4 - Oct. 17

Eva Smith Glynn
PLU Rainier Writing Workshop Fellow
CA - Fiction - 4 weeks
Oct. 4 - Oct. 17

Nardine Taleb
OH - Fiction - 2 weeks
Oct. 19 - Nov. 1

Jillian Rae
MN - Music / Composition - 2 weeks
Oct. 19 - Nov. 1

Eric Martin
MN - Music / Composition - 2 weeks
Oct. 19 - Nov. 1

November

James Curry
MN - Filmmaking / Fiction Writing- 3 weeks
Oct. 26 - Nov. 17

James Everest
MN - Music / Composition - 2 weeks
Nov. 3 - 17

Mimi Lok
CA - Fiction - 2 weeks
Nov. 3 - 17

Joanna Rakoff
MA - Non-Fiction - 2 weeks
Nov. 3 - 17

Dallas Atlas
PLU Rainier Writing Workshop Fellow
PA - Poetry - 2 weeks
Nov. 3 - 17


Former Artists-in-Residence


The Anderson Center has hosted more than 900 residents from 45 different states and more than 40 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, and Uganda.

The Center also engages in artist exchange programs with the city of Salzburg, Austria, and with Red Wing's Sister City, Quzhou, China. The Center participates in annual scholarship programs with the MFA programs at The University of Minnesota and Pacific Lutheran University in Washington.

The portal below of program alumni / former artists-in-residence is a work-in-progress. Pictured here is the May 2016 cohort of artists in residence: (L to R) Marcus Wicker, Ray Minge, Cate Hennessey, Cynthia Hogue, and Kevin Kling.