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Pendragon and BluSeed are thrilled to announce a new collaboration as the organizations were recently awarded $75,000 in matching support from the National Endowment for the Arts to create a new Artist Residency program in Saranac Lake.

Six North Country artists and six national artists have been selected to create public work in Saranac Lake that speaks to issues and life in the community. 

Click on an image to learn more about each artist, and their project!

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Jazen Reuss

David J Woodward

Brittany Sternberg

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Glen McClure

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Karen Lewis

What is the Blu/Pen Artist Residency Program? 

The Program intends to create, cultivate and launch the first year of an Artist-in-Residence program for twelve artists.


6 North Country artists and 6 national artists will be selected to create public work in Saranac Lake, free to the community, that speaks to issues and life in the Adirondacks. This program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” Program. The first year of the program is July 2023 thru June 2024. 


Who is Eligible? 

To apply as a Local Artist, you must live full-time in the North Country region of New York state. “Full time” means you are in the area for a minimum eight months of the year and an Identification address demonstrates an address in the North Country. The North Country Region includes Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.


The Selection Process

Local Artists in Residence are selected by our panel, which is a revolving group of distinguished artists in each artistic discipline or area of focus. 


The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which Pendragon and BluSeed define in a pluralistic and inclusive way. Pendragon and BluSeed encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply.


Pendragon and BluSeed are committed to diversity and inclusion, and a more equitable arts and cultural sector. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


For more information please visit our websites:





Mike Aguirre at

Marissa Hernandez at 

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