Lacawac Sanctuary announces artists' residency dates for 2018

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LAKE ARIEL — Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station in Lake Ariel has announced its artists' residency dates for 2018.

Lacawac is a nature preserve, biological field station, and environmental education center that covers 545 acres, includes a pristine glacial lake, Lake Lacawac and its watershed; two ponds, arboreal bogs, forests with hiking trails, and a Camp Lodge listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Each year professional or aspiring artists are selected to spend time at Lacawac Sanctuary. During the residencies, artists are free to produce their artwork using the inspiration of the beauty that is Lacawac. Housing and modest studio space is provided.

This year's residency dates are:

Spring: May 13- May 26

Summer I: June 3 - June 16

Summer II: July 8 - July 21

Parent residency: Aug. 5- Aug. 11

LGBTQ residency: Aug. 19- Sept. 1

Fall: Sept. 2- Sept. 14

The cost of the residency is $150 per week.

There are no hard deadlines for the submission of applications, but it is strongly recommended that applications be submitted by Feb. 15 for the spring residency, April 15 for summer residencies (including parent and LGBTQ), and July 1 for fall residency. Applications are reviewed on a rolling process. There is a $10 application fee.

All applicants will be notified of their acceptance or denial via mail or e-mail provide on the application. If accepted into the program, Lacawac will provide further details on the program and on lodging.

For more information email Heidi Van Leuven, Residency Director, at, or visit the residency blog at

Lacawac's website is

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