Nancy Canyon Its Beneath Series
2009 Artist Residency

Congratulations to the artists selected for the 2009 Artsmith Artist Residency. The artists are the guest of Artsmith and Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast for a week-long residency focus on their work.

Elizabeth Austen

Katie Eberhart

Jan Madill

Marjorie Manwaring

Juniper White


Note: Above painting is by 2008 residency artist Nancy Canyon.

2010 Residency

To Apply

If you would like to receive an invitation to apply for the 2010 residency, please send your name and e-mail address to info (at) Replace (at) with @. Invitations will be sent in the fall of 2009.

Selection Criteria

Candidates are chosen by the Artsmith Peer Review Panel. The Panel is comprised of a diverse group of Artists, Writers, and Scholars. They review the applications and select applicants based on two main criteria:

1. Likelihood applicants will benefit from the residency

2. Ability for applicants to provide a cross-discipline diversity to the residency

The residency takes place at Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast, a 1907 Craftsman farmhouse one mile north of the village of Eastsound on Orcas Island in Washington state.


Pictured above: Relax In the evening. Residents can visit in front of a cozy fire in the Kangaroo House living room.

Nuthatch Room

Each room at Kangaroo House is different, and has its own bathroom. Pictured above is the Nuthatch Room, which has a queensize bed one guest dubbed "The Sleeping Beauty Bed."

PO Box 334 Eastsound, WA 98245