Ree has been involved in programs and projects that have changed the way she works and what she chooses to portray, through collaboration with other artists and scientists. Some of them are described below.
Founded in 2008 by the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) in Fairbanks, Alaska, the In a Time of Change (ITOC) program facilitates and produces transdisciplinary events and exhibits focused on social-ecological themes, including climate change, wildfire, predator control, and the role of microbes in environmental health.
Ree has participated in the program for more than a decade now, collaborating with various scientists and fellow artists in creating works that reflect our changing world.
DENALI: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness was conceived at the confluence of two languages — music and visual art. Elements Artist Group, six artists anchored in Alaska, created eighteen pieces of art in collaboration with nine composers from Composing in the Wilderness 2017. Each piece of art is a personal response to a musical composition.
Ree created three quilts for the project in collaboration with composers Dawn Sonntag, Jennifer Wright, and Libby Meyer.
In June of 2007, Ree was commissioned to create an art quilt for the new Eielson Visitors Center in Denali National Park. She chose to use the view from the center’s front windows as a framework to depict the unique plants, birds and animals that live within 1/4 mile of the site.