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artist in residence program

Lost Grove’s Artist in Residence program was created to use something we love (beer) to support something else we love (local art). As Idahoans, we see amazing and talented artists coming up in the Gem State and want to be part of supporting them and showcasing their work. 

We decided that our barrel-aged beer series is the perfect frame for local art. Each year, we will release 5 barrel-aged beers and all 5 labels will have art from the same local artist. 2022 was the first year of our barrel-aged beers and the artist-in-residence program. We were honored to have Miguel Almeida as our artist to kick off this program and Jay Rosgorshek as our 2023 artist in residence.

our beer. your art. together at last.

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The selected artist will become a member of the Lost Grove team for the year. The baseline requirement will be to provide artwork for our 5 barrel-aged beers by the given deadlines. We encourage artists to submit work they’ve already created out of respect for the time and effort it takes to make art. ​

Outside of that, we want to work closely with our artist in residence to identify additional ways for Lost Grove to support their art. Some of these opportunities include: 

  • Displaying and selling art in the Lost Grove taproom 

  • Holding classes or art shows in the brewery 

  • Throwing art-focused events 

  • Participating in Lost Grove events in various creative capacities 

  • And open to other creative ideas!​

  • In addition, Lost Grove will use our social media, emails, events, and blog to share information about the artist with our audience. 

If you can think of a creative way to visually display your art on a can, we are open to it! Mediums including digital art, painting, photography, and drawing are all great fits. 


But if you are an underwater basket weaver and you can figure out a way to showcase your rad creations on a beer label, we want to see it.

show us what you got...

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Our artist in residence will be paid $300 for each of the 5 pieces of artwork for the labels ($1,500 over the course of the year). The artist will keep rights to their own work. We just want to pay for the use of their art for 18 months after each bottle is released. The artist will be paid after each piece of art is submitted. 

The artwork will be used on the bottles, shared on social media, and can be used to create merchandise related to the beer as well. Artists will retain ownership of their own work. We will just be paying for the rights to display the work on the bottles for as long as they are in circulation (if the bottles were to be re-printed, we would establish fair compensation for a second run) and on related merchandise for 18 months following the beer release. 

We do encourage artists to utilize art they’ve already created out of respect for the time and effort that it takes to create art. 

For additional projects outside of the 5 labels, we will establish compensation on a case-by-case basis, but will certainly pay the artist for the art and work they create. 

In addition to the monetary compensation, artists will have access to reserve the brewery space at no cost to hold events. They will also be regularly featured on our social media, in our email newsletters, and have their information including their name and a link to the blog about their artwork on each of the barrel-aged beers. This blog will introduce the artist and have links to the artist's website and/or social media channels. 


Applicants will be asked a handful of questions and asked to submit up to 3 pieces of artwork. A template of the beer label will be provided so if the artist would like, they can submit their artwork as a mocked-up label. They are also free to submit the artwork without using the template, but should still take a look at the dimensions and scale to ensure their art will work well in that given space. 


Lost Grove’s general hiring structure is set up to reduce unconscious bias so the selection committee will not see the artist's names, contact information, or identifying information. The committee will only look at the artwork itself and the answers to the questions. Artists must be 21+ years of age. We are currently prioritizing Idaho artists. 

We don’t have the names of our 5 barrel-aged beers settled on just yet. The names of the beers will be released to the artist well in advance of the art deadlines. We will want to work together to ensure the artwork makes sense with the name of the beer. There is also a possibility that your art might inspire the next name of a barrel-aged beer! For the application, focus on submitting art that you think would look excellent on a beer label and we will work through the name together.

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