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Kathy Hodge has been appointed artist-in-residence ten times by the National Parks Service and once in the Chugach National Forest in Alaska.

In her first residency in 1993 she worked from a historic cabin in Rocky Mountain National Park. Four years later she was invited to live and work for two weeks in the Cape Cod National Seashore, continuing the tradition of artists who found inspiration and escape in the primitive dune shacks in the Provincelands.

She has also worked in Acadia National Park in Maine and Apostle Island National Lakeshore, where she was taken by boat to the solitude of a cabin on Sand Island, 3 miles offshore on Lake Superior.

In 2000 she worked from the shore of Lake MacDonald in Montana’s Glacier National Park and in 2002 she spent a month in Badlands National Park in South Dakota. In 2008 she explored the cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people in Mesa Verde National Park and the next year returned to Colorado to a record a dunescape, this time the 700 foot high dunes at the foot of the Sangre de Christo Mountains in Great Sand Dunes National Park.

In 2011 Hodge was chosen for a different sort of residency, this time with the National Forest Service. As the first Artist in Residence in the Chugach National Forest she kayaked and camped for a week with the Wilderness Forest Rangers in the fiords of Prince William Sound, observing close-up glaciers calving from the monumental Chugach Mountains and curious harbor seals and sea lions.

Her next residency was in a dramatically contrasting environment, as she worked from an adobe house on the rim of the Painted Desert in Arizona, in the Petrified Forest National Park and a log cabin on the rim of the Grand Canyon was her home for 3 weeks in 2012 as Artist in Residence, North Rim. She is happy to answer any questions from those who might be applying to one of these incredible AIR opportunities.

Park/Forests where you have been an Artist in Residence

Acadia National Park, Apostle Island National Lakeshore, Badlands National Park, Cape Cod National Seashore, Denali National Park, Glacier National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Voices of the Wilderness, Alaska

Website

http://www.kathyhodge.com

Blog

http://hodge-artandnature.blogspot.com/

AIR Journal

http://www.kathyhodge.com/words/index.shtml