Since my first residency in Rocky Mountain National Park in 1993 I’ve loved reading the AIR journals found in the cabins, dune shacks, hogans, adobe houses and ranger apartments. It was fascinating to read about the adventures and explorations of those who went before.
As I’ve researched the AIR programs in our National Parks and Forests I’ve spent many hours searching online for journals, websites and work from artists who have gone before me in exploring these incredible landscapes. I’ve established correspondence with several and have felt a sense of community. It occurred to me that it would be great if we all had a meeting place to share experiences, tips, and our work. I hope this will be one of those places.
So if you have been an artist in residence in a national/state park or forest, please sign up and I’ll give you full privileges to post comments, journals, links and photos, and interact in what I hope will be a great online community. If you haven’t yet been an AIR but are interested in the program, I hope this site will inspire you and be a great resource for information on these incredible opportunities.
(Please email me if you have any questions or suspect something is not working right!)