Duwamish River Artist Residency

Seattle, WA

The Duwamish Artist Residency is an annual artist residency created in 2012 by Fiona McGuigan and Sue Danielson, two visual artists who seek to redefine the term “residency” to include and embrace their city of residence by stepping into and engaging with a part of the city that is unfamiliar to them. They chose the Duwamish River because of its economic and environmental importance, and for its visual and social diversity. 


To create a supportive environment for studio artists to work in a landscape of visual, historic and/or economic significance in a way that refreshes their practice while engaging in the artistic community. Education about both historical and contemporary issues is provided as part of the residency. Our current location is the Duwamish River in Seattle, the city where all of the participating artists reside.