Professional Artist Residencies

Bon Debarras Professional Artist Residency at Bellevue Elementary

Musicians, actors, dancers, authors and artists provide active engagement to valley students.

A fundamental part of Sun Valley Museum of Art's mission is to work in partnership with local schools to inspire students’ curiosity and develop their skills in improvisation, self-expression and critical thinking. Professional Artist Residencies are offered 2–5 times annually and impact thousands of students every year through classroom visits and performances.

Special Thanks

The 2019–2020 Professional Artist Residencies are Supported By

Joyce B. Friedman in memory of Norman Friedman

Robin Leavitt and Terry Friedlander

Lloyd Construction, Inc.

Jane Rosen and Scott Miley—Scott Miley Roofing

Kay Tenney and Bozo Cardozo

Bex Wilkinson and the Marshall Frankel Foundation

And in part by public funding for the arts through the National Endowment for the Arts, WESTAF, the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Idaho Legislature.


Past Professional Artist Residency Photo Gallery

 Brett Dennen at Sun Valley Community School:
January 2017 

Sharron Matthews at Wood River Middle School & High School: September 2016

Dala at Wood River High School: November 2015

Okadja & Shokoto at Pioneer Montessori School: October 2013

SYBARITE5: October 2012

Sweet Plantain: March 2011