Artist in Residence Program

Oconee County Parks, Recreation & Tourism has announced it will host an Artist-In-Residence program

This program is a great opportunity for artists to stay on-site at one of our county parks so they can immerse themselves in the natural setting and be inspired to produce their art.  In exchange for staying at one of our county parks, the resident artist will create a piece of art, in the medium of their choice, that will remain onsite and be installed permanently at one of our parks.

Two artists have already been selected: Dwanita Hall an Tennyson Corley.  The program is open to a third artist who would like to participate.

Dawnita Hall Photography of vintage post office
DAWNITA HALL – Photographic Story Teller
Tennyson Corley image from Pinterest
TENNYSON CORLEY – Artist connecting nature and environmental issues

About the Program

  • The Artist-In-Residence program is open to all artists and art mediums.
  • A maximum of three (3) applications will be approved each year.
  • Oconee PRT provides a campsite for up to 7 nights (during a non-holiday week).
  • Artists provide their own tent, camper or RV for the stay.
  • In exchange for the stay, the Artist will deliver an original piece of art inspired by their stay within 90 days of their residency.
  • The artwork will be displayed at a location determined by the PRT Director to highlight the program.
  • Oconee PRT is hopeful this will be an annual program.


Interested artists must submit an application to Oconee Parks, Recreation & Tourism.  application for the artist in Residence program


2 Responses

  1. I think this is a great program. I hope it continues for many years. Thanks Oconee County. I utilize and admire our beautiful county parks.

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