Signal Fire provides residencies on public land to artists of any creative discipline. Each summer we bring selected artists out to the forest and provide them with food, maps, battery power and a magnificent 12x12 canvas wall tent for work and sleep space. The tents are equipped with a desk, cot and rug for a comfortable living space, as well as kitchen utensils and food for self-served breakfast and lunch. Each tent is set apart from the others, but within a short walk to a base camp.
Signal Fire organizers are stationed at the base camp, available for emergency and unforeseen needs. The group gathers for dinner each evening, served by the organizers at the base camp.
This year’s Outpost Residency took place in Eastern Oregon’s stunning Wallowa Mountains. The Wallowas, often called “Oregon’s Alps,” are one of the wildest places in the continental U.S. They are home to Oregon’s largest wilderness area (Eagle Cap), Sacajawea Peak (nearly 10,000 feet), and the recent reintroduction of gray wolves.
Residents enjoyed a remote, self-directed experience on the public land of Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Signal Fire provides camping accommodation in canvas wall tents, simple food, and regional transportation. Residents are responsible for their own materials and supplies, and transportation to and from either Portland or La Grande, Oregon. Aside from service animals, no pets are permitted.