RTPI Artist-in-Residence Program

In 1968, Roger spent two months at Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Falling Water as its inaugural scholar-in-residence. Accompanied by his wife, Barbara, Roger completed his Field Guide to Mexican Birds. (Photo: Michael Fedison)

In fulfillment of our new strategic plan, RTPI is committed to “Nurturing the next generation of artists and conservationists in pursuit of Art that Matters to the Planet.”

In 2021, we hosted our first artist-in-residence. Robin Zefers Clark literally camped out at RTPI for a month. Inspired by the Peterson Preserve and the Lodge, she created a watercolor painting each day.

In 2022, RTPI launched a formal artist-in-residence program for early- to mid-career artists to spend a week at RTPI with facilitated access to the Peterson Collection, inclusive of Roger’s original field guide art, fine art, films, slides and personal papers. Each artist received an honorarium of $1,000. Artists from out of town also received housing, per diem and reimbursement for travel.

Those interested in the artist-in-residence program should contact RTPI’s Curator, Maria Ferguson: mferguson@rtpi.org.



Robin Zefers Clark

Alex Warnick


Joseph Grice