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photographing_acadiaCongratulations to Colleen Miniuk-Sperry (@cmscms-photo.com) for the recommendation of her book Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide To When, Where, And How in the National Parks Traveler’s article “Some Good Reads to Prepare You For the National Parks” [MORE]

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National Parks Now design competition

National Parks Now is a competition inviting multidisciplinary teams of young professionals to develop strategies for reshaping the national parks visitor experience. As examples of the broadly multidisciplinary partnerships teams are encouraged to form, we imagine the following creative combinations:…

Environmental Journal: R.I. artist Kathy Hodge finds inspiration in national parks

Artist Kathy Hodge, left, and Forest Service Ranger Chrissy Post paddle back to the Sumdum Ranger after spending the day near Dawes Glacier, in Alaska. Rangers surveyed the impact of an informal trail above the glacier while Hodge worked on a painting. Photo by Solan Jensen, Wilderness Ranger TAFT

Artist Kathy Hodge, left, and Forest Service Ranger Chrissy Post paddle back to the Sumdum Ranger after spending the day near Dawes Glacier, in Alaska. Rangers surveyed the impact of an informal trail above the glacier while Hodge worked on a painting. Photo by Solan Jensen, Wilderness Ranger TAFT


BY RICHARD SALIT, JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
rsalit@providencejournal.com
Kathy Hodge’s remarkable artistry and her love of nature have taken her to some of the most scenic wilderness areas of the United States — all thanks to little-known national programs for artists.
I’ve heard Kathy, an online producer at The Providence Journal, talk about her trips over the years. With her latest one to a remote part of Alaska, I knew readers of this column would appreciate her wonderful experiences.
Kathy, who’s 57 and from Riverside, has been taking advantage of artist-in-residence programs that are being offered at national parks and forests. They provide free lodging and the support of rangers to those who lead workshops and produce artwork that promotes the parks [MORE]

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…