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Karen Dolmanisth Takes Up Residency for a Winter of Retreat, Reflection, and Intuitive Creation at Bird Hill Farm

WARE, MA. (January 2, 2020) Bird Hill Farm is happy to announce internationally recognized artist Karen Dolmanisth as the invited Winter 2020 Artist in Residence. Dolmanisth’s residency at Bird Hill Farm will create both studio work and site specific multi-media installations. Winter in New England is a time for retreat and reflection and offers a perfect backdrop for Dolmanisth to focus and manifest new works. Dolmanisth will be in residence at Bird Hill Farm until the end of February 2020.

In the transitional time leading up to her residency, Dolmanisth filled all of the guest rooms and common spaces in the Inn at Bird Hill Farm Bird with some of her recent work, playing a significant role in the experience of the guests and patrons of Bird Hill Farm. Guests and the public alike can view her work and meet the artist on Sunday afternoons beginning mid January, or by appointment. As her work unfolds, Dolmanisth will replace works displayed with new ones she creates during her residency, so the work on exhibit will change and grow as the residency unfolds. At the culmination of her residency, Dolmanisth will facilitate 2 separate weekend-long retreats and a talk about her work and her process. Dates, times and details will be announced as the event approaches.

“Dolmanisth is always compelling, unpredictable and treading a challenging artistic path that takes her and her audiences to undiscovered country” Gregg Morell, Artscope Magazine


Bird Hill Farm offers a unique residency experience with guest rooms, retreats and workshops allowing for impromptu conversations and interaction between bed and breakfast guest and artists - a give and take that adds an interesting and inspiring quality to the experience that today’s travelers crave. Additionally, Bird Hill Farm’s location at the gateway to the Pioneer Valley allows resident artists to take a break from their focus in order to renew the creative impulse in any of the beautiful nearby forests or along the Ware River and Quabbin Reservoir.

Bird Hill Farm is a multi-use Bed and Breakfast working to build a culture of creativity, community, and sustainable hospitality in an 1825 farmhouse on four acres in Ware, Massachusetts. It is a perfect venue for small workshops, retreats and reunions. In addition to artist residencies, Bird Hill Farm has an on-site design and gift shop that features art, antiques, up-cycled furniture, home goods, vintage clothing and cool eclectic collectibles while offering a beautiful and relaxing bed and breakfast experience.

Video: Karen Dolmanisth - Life Lines of Connection & Continuity


For more information, please contact:

Vance Chatel, Creative Director chatel64@gmail.com or

Karen Dolmanisth: kdolmanisth@outlook.com