The Deep Bay Cabin at Riding Mountain National Park was renovated by Parks Canada in 2006 to become the home of the Manitoba Arts Council’s Deep Bay Artists’ Residency program. Since 2006, over 70 artists have experimented and created new art in the beautiful natural setting of the park.
The artists-in-residence have included musicians, poets, song writers choreographers, film makers, arts administrators, writers, photographers, playwrights, visual artists, documentary makers, dancers, theatre artists, and composers.
Tales from the Deep Bay Cabin – a slideshow presented by MAC at the Friends of Riding Mountain National Park 25th Anniversary.
2014 Artists in Residence
For information on each artist, their project, and their Meet the Artists event click below (For the pdf, click here)
Daniel Koulack • May 19 – May 25
Evin Collis • May 26 – June 8
Dominique Rey • June 9 – June 22
Arlene Minkhorst and Johanne Gingras • June 23 – June 29
Karen Cornelius • June 30 – July 13
Natasha Torres-Garner • July 14 – July 20
Mike Maryniuk • July 21 – August 3
Melanie Rocan and Shaun Morin • August 4 – August 16
Treasure Waddell • August 18 – August 31
Megan D. Krause • September 1 – September 14
Michael Boss • September 15 – September 21
Alexandra Elliott • September 22 – October 5
Meet the Artists: a series of free events
Through this series of free public events visitors and residents of Clear Lake gain a rare glimpse into how new works of art are created.
Over the nine years the artist- in -residence program has been running, an amazing diversity of artists have performed and presented at the Deep Bay cabin and venues all over Clear Lake. Some events have also taken place in the natural surrounds of the park and the township of Wasagaming. The community has joined artists to paint in the bush, tour installations in the woods, watch slideshows under the stars, and to run the trails.
New this year!
A series of limited edition artist buttons has been created by Brendon Ehinger at Colourblind Graphic Design. Buttons can be collected by attending the 2014 Meet the Artists events. Become an art collector by attending all of the events and collecting the complete series!
For More Information
- Check out Anne Nesbitt’s blog from Clear Lake
- Riding Mountain National Park – 2014 Special Events Calendar
- Application with guidelines for professional artists applying to the program
- Map of the Deep Bay Cabin
- Video – Deep Bay Cabin: Restoring Heritage, Maintaining Integrity
- Deep Bay Media Gallery
Friends and Partners
New! Parkland MS WALK
New! Barnaby’s Grille