Category: NEWS OF INTEREST

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, begins a new AIR program

credit: NPS

credit: NPS

Shenandoah National Park will follow the lead of many other national parks throughout the country and implement an artist-in-residence program this year… (Article from nvdally.com)
Deadline is fast approaching though, you must get your application in by August 29, for a September/October residency. Odds are always better with a new residency, so if you are able to act quickly this may be a good opportunity for you! More info at http://www.nps.gov/shen/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm

Exhibition Invitation to AIR

Hello fellow artists, I am organizing a second annual summer exhibition focusing on artist who have been artists in residence at wilderness spaces, whether on public or private lands. This can be a current or past experience.  I am looking…

AIR Programs Featured in “Poets and Writers” Magazine

  AIR programs take center stage in the March/April 2014 issue of “Poets and Writers” magazine. The issues highlights the NSF Antarctica program, Alaska’s Voices in the Wilderness, Point Reyes Station and the Hambidge Center.  A further plus of this…

The Wilderness Act turns 50!

  From www.wilderness50th.org On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use…