Fields Project in search of farm families

Fields Project in search of farm families


The Fifth Annual Fields Project, planned for June 14-22, is recruiting farm families to host visiting artists. The host families will provide lodging for guest artists who are accepted for the project.

Aneda Ebert, a two-year veteran of The Fields Project, said: “We live in a beautiful part of the country and the visiting artists have always been quick to appreciate the Rock River Valley. Hosting them for a week is great fun.”

Host families for The Fields Project also participate in the week-long event designed to celebrate the marriage of art and agriculture unique to Oregon and Ogle County. Hosts provide breakfast and dinner for their guest artist and join in the myriad of Fields Project events. “These artists and local farm families bond so well they attend weddings and see each other year after year,” Dixie Hammer said.

The Fifth Annual Fields Project will include local artists and guest artists in an art show and sale June 22. The art show and sale at Mix Park will be expanded to include food booths, children’s activities and live music.

Artists also create three 10- to 20-acre mowed field sculptures for public viewing by air. Finally, the event includes a student project that collaboratively creates a field sculpture and allows students from four different high schools to participate in the art show.

Oregon, home of the well-known Black Hawk statue, has a century-long tradition of encouraging artists. Oregon was the home of the Lorado Taft Eagle’s Nest Artists’ Colony from 1898 to 1942. For information, visit, or call 815/732-2385.

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