“The island is very accessible with a variety of places to go and things to do; from the Black Sands Beach and nighttime photography to arctic alpine flora and fauna, there’s an abundance of opportunities”
Lois Nuttall – Photographer
The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program will not operate for the 2021 summer at Porphyry Island Lighthouse due to Covid-19. Normally four qualifying artists would be provided with transportation, room and board and studio/gallery space to develop their art. The AIR program allows an artist to practice and share their art experience with visitors. Last year’s artists enjoyed the Black Sands beach, Lake Superior, the isolation and the dark night skies.
Call for Artists:
CLLS will be looking for artists for the 2022 season who would like to create in a quiet, natural setting and who would be inspired by the experience. Whether you are a writer, sculptor, painter, sketch artist, or practice other forms of art, CLLS encourages all interested artists to apply.
The chosen AIR will be provided with transportation to and from Porphyry Island, food and lodging, along with studio and gallery space for a mutually agreed upon 2 week period (note you are responsible for your transportation to/from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada). As a resident of the lighthouse, your main responsibilities will be to share your work with visitors and at the end of the residency, artists will be asked to donate a piece of their work to be auctioned-off at the CLLS’s annual lighthouse fundraiser.