Artist in Residence at Platte Clove Preserve
Every summer, the Catskill Center hosts several artists at our cabin at Platte Clove Preserve. The rustic cabin is located atop a stunning 60' box canyon waterfall, in the middle of more than two hundred acres of hiking trails, multi-tiered waterfalls and old growth forest.
Since the late 1800s, artists have been inspired by the Catskill's scenic beauty. Home to the Hudson River School of artists(America's first true artistic movement), landscape artists such as Asher Brown Durand, Frederic Church and Thomas Cole were inspired by the beauty of the Catskills and Hudson Valley and influenced by romanticism.
Apply for the Catskill Center's Platte Clove Artist in Residence Program
The Platte Clove Residency, the only one in the country situated in the historic landscapes which were the inspiration for the Hudson River School, provides a tranquil and rustic workplace. A retreat for artists, working in a variety of disciplines, located in the living landscape where American art began.