The EcoRich Art Ranch Residency is dedicated to providing a safe, sacred space for artists to create and showcase. Located in North Central Texas outside the small community of Bluff Dale, a natural adobe cobb house in the midst of the ranch welcomes your creative energy! Explore the food forest watered by solar pond pumps, dip toes in clear streams, and pluck fresh fruit from orchard trees.
Guest artists are invited to join in the activities of town or retreat in peaceful solitude. While we are open to all forms of artistic expression (writing, painting, filmmaking, surprise us!) we are especially interested in opening our doors to sculptors divining structures designed to interact with the land. The more climbable the better! Does the piece you envision dance in the balmy wind or reflect the bluebonnets blossoming in the field? We are available to help you in finding materials (wood from fallen trees on the land, stones from the rivers, sheet metal from local recycling plants, etc.) and tools (Need a welder, tractor, or post hole digger? We have you covered!)
Stays range from a few days to a few months. My family lives on the land and would love to share a meal with you and hear of your artistic adventures. If you desire, they are able to arrange for community chats and workshops where you may share your artistic vision and process. Please head over to our contact page and send artist statement, proposed piece, and why you believe the EcoRich Art Ranch Residency may be a good fit for you.