What our past residents are saying:

What I never seem to be able to master, capture, make time for in the ‘outside,’ that quiet space to ponder and delve deep in the hope of creating something worthwhile, became plentiful during my time at the Rensing Center. The beauty and peace of my surroundings no doubt contributed to that — as did the goats.

Laura Kasinof, Rensing resident, summer 2014

If I thought I was coming for art, I was quickly introduced to a way of life that immediately was added to my list of top five lives to have before I die.”

– Adrienne Antonson, Rensing resident, winter 2003

We applied to the Rensing Center with the goal of maintaining a level of photographic and conceptual openness to the people, the jobs, the mountains, and the art that we would encounter during our stay, with the hope that we would come to better understand both our adult selves and also our transient world. I can say, without hesitation, that we arrived at and surpassed our goal.”

– Augusta Pittman, Rensing resident, winter 2014

It’s the Rensing Center’s.. emphasis on creation, ecology, and entrepreneurial stewardship that makes it unique.. The Rensing Center offers time, and space, and affirmation to artists and writers, yes. But it does so in the context of an explicit connection to, and emphasis on.. humankind’s relationship to the land in which we live, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the other organisms with which we interact.. A world in which art and artists have a role and a place, as we redefine what it means to be human in a changing world.”

– GC Waldrep, Rensing resident, winter 2014