Artist Residency

As St. Gertrude’s is currently closed to the public, we are not scheduling residencies at this time but will accept applications for future consideration.

The Artist Residency at St. Gertrude is a month-long opportunity for women visual artists, musicians, and writers to spend time with their practices in a monastic setting amidst the Benedictine Sisters of Cottonwood, Idaho. You will live in the Monastery, joining the community in meals and other aspects of community life. You will be provided with studio space and your residency should conclude with an informal presentation of your work to the monastic community. All meals are provided as well as a private room with a shared bathroom. There is no fee to apply or participate.

How to Apply
__ Completed Application (request an application with the form below)
__ Artist’s Resume
__ 10 images of your work or up to 20 minutes of video or audio (on CD or as a link to your website)

Inquire/Request an Application for the Artist Residency at the Monastery of St. Gertrude


Some Past Artists-in-Residence:

Olivia Bigley
Jo Israelson
Ellen Picken
Judith Marvin
Louise LaMontagne
Colleen Russell
Johanna Strikwerda
Sue McNichol
Don Collins
Theresa McHugh
Jessika Satori 
Lisa Shrek
Patrick Kelley
Christen Mattix
Pam Dolan
Julie Gruenke
Xanthe Kraft
Janet Wilbanks
Mary Hambly
Karla Neumann-Smiley
Nate van Noord
Jamie Tucker
Kristen Dwyer
Heather King
Dana Stevens

About St. Gertrude’s:

Using early Christian communities as our model, we live out the values of praying together, living together, sharing all things in common, and serving the wider community and one another. We welcome people of all beliefs.

Our Mission: Eager to welcome God’s transforming power in ourselves and our world, we seek God together through monastic profession and respond with our core values:

Healing Hospitality

Grateful Simplicity

Creative Peacemaking

Learn more about the community of St. Gertrude…