A Residency Program Inspired by Prairie & Place

The Tallgrass Artist Residency seeks to create connection and conversation across the Great Plains through engagement with the prairie ecosystem.

2018 Artists

Susan Mayo

May 21–30 at Matfield Station
Public event: May 27, 3–5pm at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Cyan Meeks

June 18–27 at Matfield Station
Public event: June 23, 1–3pm at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Levi Robb

July 5–15 at Matfield Station
Public event: July 7, 1–3pm at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Matthew Dehaemers

July 9–18 at The Volland Store
Public event: July 14, 1–3pm at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Elise Kirk

July 16–26 at Matfield Station
Public event: July 21, 1–3pm at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Maura Garcia

July 29–Aug 7 at Matfield Station
Public event: August 4, 1–3pm at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Hannah O’Hare Bennett

Sept. 10–20 at the Volland Store
Public event: September 15, 1–3pm at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Rena Detrixhe

Oct 1–10 at Konza Prairie Biological Station
Public event: TBD at Konza Prairie Biological Station


Artist Symposium

The 2018 Tallgrass Artist Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 10am–2pm at the Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan, Kansas.

The Tallgrass Artist Symposium invites all artists who participated in the current round of residencies to speak about their experiences at the end of the year. The event is free and open to the public, hosted by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. The event is also live-streamed. If you are interested in hosting a viewing party from a remote location during the event, please contact us.


Group Exhibition

The 2018 Tallgrass Residency Group Exhibition will be hosted at The Bank Art Space in Matfield Green, Kansas from October 13 – November 19. An opening reception with the artists will be held on from 4–6pm on Saturday, October 13 — more details to come!