Artist in Residence

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
2015 National Parks Artist-in-Residence Program

WhiskeytownFallsWhiskeytown National Recreation Area, as part of the National Park Service’s Artist-in-Residence Program, is seeking western states professional plein air artists to apply to participate in the 2015 residency program.  Submissions will be accepted from plein air artists who reside in one of the thirteen western states.

Artists will have the opportunity to spend up to four weeks in an artist cabin in Whiskeytown to produce new works. Deadline for entry is February 28, 2015. In exchange for their stay, each artist selected will be asked to conduct at least one program for the public, and to donate a piece of art reflective of their time at Whiskeytown.

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located seven miles west of Redding, California, and covers 42,000 acres of land among the hills and valleys of California’s Klamath Mountains.

Plein Air Artists are asked to submit:

  1. Artist resume and exhibition record.
  2. Statement of intent for residency, not to exceed one page in length, to include: Relevance of work to nature & specific focus of project to be completed during residency.
  3. Sample of artistic works: 5-8 recent images on CD.
  4. Indication of preferred residency dates.

Mail submissions to: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown Artist-in-Residence Coordinator, P.O. Box 188, Whiskeytown, CA 96095
For more information and application details go to: www.nps.gov
or contact Sheila Edridge, whiskeytown.art@gmail.com

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