Last August I blogged about a terrific opportunity that's available to visual artists - including photographers. It's Mineral School (motto: A school. But cool.), in tiny Mineral, Washington, near the Nisqually entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. I spent two weeks there in August 2017 on a fully-supported residency. That means all I had to do was eat, sleep, and work on my work; they provided everything!
The annual Mineral School benefit happens at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 25, at The Stables in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood. I'll be there enjoying the fun and the fund-raising with other alumni of our dear ol' alma mater. I've donated a print of my photograph First Light, Gerlache Strait, Antarctica, to the silent auction. My wife, Vickie, the artist behind Barn Quilt Design, has offered a beautiful barn quilt as well. If you're looking for a worthy fund-raiser, buy a ticket and come to The Stables for witty entertainment, good eats, prize drawings, the silent auction, and to learn more about Mineral School. Maybe you'll go home with my print, or a barn quilt, or both!
Photographers: 2019 residencies will be announced soon, but applications for 2020 are not far off, so bookmark this link and check back. You too could become an alum!