Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center

Integrating the Arts and Natural Sciences

Jane Pedersen

Jane Pedersen

Jane Pedersen
Handmade Paper and Book Artist

2014 Durango Arts Center Scholarship

“The Artist-in-Residency which I recently completed is the first collaboration of its kind for between the Durango Art Center and Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center and is part of The Art Revolution Program. It is the first part of what the art community hopes will become a regular opportunity for artists to explore their genre.

Why is a residency program important for artists? After all, most of us have a “residence” and mine even includes a lovely space set aside for my work. However, what my home doesn’t provide is the opportunity to place oneself in a pure and serene environment, free of the distractions of everyday life.

Peggy and Lee Cloy have the spirit and energy to make this opportunity work, as evidenced by the quiet, peace, and permission I found while spending my week at Willowtail. They anticipated my every need and their non-intrusive emotional support was invaluable.”