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Ucross Foundation Names Artists in Residence for Spring 2019

Entrance to the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.

COURTESY UCROSS FOUNDATION

The Ucross Foundation, a nonprofit arts organization in Clearmont, Wyoming, has announced the 54 visual artists, writers, performers, and composers who will participate in its Spring fellowship program. The recipients, selected from a pool of 400 applicants, will live and work at the foundation’s 20,000-acre ranch on residencies ranging from two to six weeks.

Among the visual artists selected are Zoë Charlton, Joanna Keane López, Mark Ritchie, and Brooke Steiger. Marquee names on the list include Cheryl Strayed, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, and comedian Hannah Gadsby, whose Netflix special Nanette features mentions of art-historical figures like Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.

Members of the Spring cohort come from 17 states, as well as Athens and parts of the United Kingdom. Seven of the artists, including Gadsby, spent three weeks in February at Ucross for the 2019 Sundance Institute Playwrights and Composer Retreat.

Sharon Dynak, the president of the foundation, said in a statement, “Ucross is honored to support an exceptional roster of artists at varying stages of their careers. These spring residencies reflect [founder] Raymond Plank’s legacy and our commitment to nurturing creative individuals who are making such an impact on contemporary culture.”

The list of Spring 2019 artists in residence follows below.

Visual Arts
Jarrod Beck
Rhona Bitner
Heidi Brandow
Zoë Charlton
Mateo Galvano
Laura Tanner Graham
Lisa Hochstein
Ann Kresge
Joanna Keane López
Carolyn Monastra
Margaret Pettee Olsen
Barbara Pearsall
Anne Austin Pearce
Mark Ritchie
Brooke Steiger
Cara Tomlinson
Karen Vance

Music & Dance
Taylor Ho Bynum
Carmel Dean
Victoria Haggblom
Daniel Kellogg
John Kelly
Ginger Krebs
Pamela Madsen
Matthew Dean Marsh
Dave Munsick
Leah Reid
Glen Whitehead

Literature
Susan C. Briante
Yalitza Ferreras
Nikki A. Greene
Vernita Hall
Scott Hutchins
Roger King
Lisa Ko
Helen Elaine Lee
Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Yxta Maya Murray
Amy Parker
Ashley Robinson
Isabella Spann
Cheryl Strayed
Anika Streitfeld
Mika Taylor
Alia Volz
Karen McCarthy Woolf

Theatre
Nathan Alan Davis
Mashuq Mushtaq Deen
Hannah Gadsby
Philip Himberg
Michael R. Jackson
Yasmina Reggad
Raquel Salas Rivera
Alix Sobler

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