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Winter Guided Residency with Peter Corbett

Saturday, March 18 – Thursday 23, 2017

Mentor: Peter Corbett

Studio Sessions with Mentor 9:00am – 3:30pm


6-day Session , Shared Kitchen & Bath Accoms $600 + GST

6-day Session , Shared Kitchen & Private Bath $650 +GST

6-day Session without accoms $450 + GST (if available, priority given to artists that sign up for the residency)

Call to Register: 1-800-442-2787

*Additional week of studio residency available for a discounted rate of $300-350 (only available with IMA Building accom)

*See scholarship and bursary information below, IMA strives to make this program accessible to professional and emerging artists through providing subsidy. 

*Participants are welcome to use the studio spaces 24hours a day.

*Participants must bring with them their own supplies; easels, mobile painting walls, and tables are provided.

About the Program

Island Mountain Arts presents a guided residency lead by Peter Corbett, one of BC’s premier plein air oil painters. This guided residency is designed to help visual artists explore their studio practice all-the-while being immersed in the beautiful and historic backdrop of Wells in the Winter. Participants will have an opportunity to go out in the field to paint.

Participants will be given the option of staying in the new IMA residency multi-occupancy building “the Nest” or the historic Wells Hotel. Each Artist will be provided with 24hr access to large bright art studios as well as scheduled critiques, demonstrations, and ongoing hands-on work with Peter.

Peter Corbett is considered by many to be one of western Canada’s leading plein air oil painters. Peter creates small field paintings out of doors then uses these as reference material for much larger pieces created in the studio. Working from nature and the ever-changing light brings a loose spontaneity to his work. Peter’s studio practice also includes abstract and figurative motifs using a variety of different mediums. Peter’s work has been shown extensively in both public and commercial galleries, been the recipient of numerous awards and grants and has been a mentored and teacher in various capacities.

Peter is also a professional biologist, former outdoor adventure guide, and loves to share his enthusiasm for nature while painting out of doors.

Scholarship & Bursary Info:

What are the Selection Criteria?

Based on a review of the application materials and the following considerations, Island Mountain Arts will select individuals to receive scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded through a juried process based on the following criteria. Island Mountain Arts reserves the right to change these criteria if the submissions warrant.

Applications must include the following:

  • Show a commitment to their art practice.
  • A letter stating what they hope to gain from this experience
  • Provide a current CV/bio and artist statement
  • A commitment to attend the residency if accepted


Saturday, March 18 - 9am, Welcome & Artist Talk with Peter Corbett

Saturday, March 18 to Thursday, March 23 - Studios open with Peter Corbett 9am - 3:30pm 


Earlier Event: February 24
Winter Harp in Wells