The Artist Residency

Achieving equilibrium between accommodation and art project, The Jennings Hotel artist residency program aspires to encourage and facilitate the actualization of creative projects in the visual and performing arts. By offering a discounted weekly rate to artists advancing finite works, we hope to provide a space that will disrupt routine and buoy practice by inspiring expansiveness & contemplation through geography, community and friendship.

For $250-$350 per week, artists in residence will have a private room in The Jennings Hotel plus use of our sauna, a shared kitchen and on project need, access to our wood shop.

We kindly ask that participants of our artist in residency program contribute a piece from their time in Wallowa County to our permanent collection. To send a project proposal or learn more, please email us

For writers and poets interested in spending time in Wallowa county, we suggest reaching out to Fishtrap, our local literary arts organization.

Mary Rothlisberger illustrating The Jennings Hotel sauna guide during her 54 hour residency

Mary Rothlisberger illustrating The Jennings Hotel sauna guide during her 54 hour residency

Zena Verda Pesta working on one of three quilts she created for The Jennings

Zena Verda Pesta working on one of three quilts she created for The Jennings

Zoe Keller, ideating for her book Color the Natural World

Zoe Keller, ideating for her book Color the Natural World

Blue Moon Rising, an in situ weaving by Francesca Capone

Blue Moon Rising, an in situ weaving by Francesca Capone

Christina Mrozik finishing her piece, The Weight of Beings