Nozcaboose – Artist Residency

The Caboose Artist Studio Residency program, which launched in summer 2020, provides local artists a place to create without the burden of high rent for a dedicated work space (the program is free to the artist). The Studio will be available to local artists to apply for residency June-August // September-November // March-May. Artist Studio Residency takes place in Steamboat Creates’ NozCaboose, named after the graffiti mural characters called Nozcos that wrap around the outside of the caboose train car.

Steamboat Creates provides:
– NozCaboose studio with light furnishings, folding down Murphy table, lighting, baseboard heat, NO running water (water and bathroom access is provided in the Depot Art Center), NO lodging or overnight accommodations.
– Exhibition of work at the end of the residency as part of the downtown First Friday Artwalk.

Artist in Residency provides:
– Community outreach project during the residency
– Membership with Steamboat Creates (Artist Member level or higher)

Typically, this will be an open-studio concept so visitors can go inside to see the artist creating (of course given the current pandemic, the studio will be closed to the public until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted).

The Artist-in-Residence program for Fall 2020 is currently accepting applications from artists located in Northwest Colorado.

Fall 2020 Artist in Residence

Artist Bio: Trevor G. Potter grew up in southwestern Ohio, but his travels have taken him to many a destination. Having lived and worked in Michigan, Hawaii, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, he has seen his fair share of the road. After finishing college he left for the mountains of Wyoming and then on to where he worked as a brewmaster, ranch worker, radio programmer and personality, and a professional musician. He also spent time putting his education in anthropology to use as a seasonal park ranger in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. He currently lives with his family in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.