Crater Lake National Park Announces 2012 Artist-in-Residence Program
Contact: Linda Hilligoss, 541-552-6340
The Crater Lake National Park Science & Learning Center announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2012 Artist-in-Residence program at the park. Application forms and more information are available online at http://www.nps.gov/crla/slc.htm and are due by February 1, 2012.
Linda Hilligoss, Education Coordinator for the Science & learning Center, noted that "this program celebrates all of the arts - music, dance, drama, photography, art, literature, cinematography, and more." Hilligoss emphasized that "both emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply, and one from each category will be selected to interpret the beauty of Crater Lake Natioanl Park through the creation of artistic pieces."
The program is held both in the winter/spring and the fall and provides an opportunity for two eligible artists to spend up to two weeks at Crater Lake National Park to pursue their particular art form. The winter/spring program dates are April 2 - May 18, 2012, and the fall dates are September 4 - October 19, 2012. The program does not offer a stipend; however, artists are offered two weeks of free housing in a fully furnished seasonal residence just below the rim in the Park's historic Munson Valley. Artists are responsible for providing their own transportation, food, and bedding. Applicants are reminded that while flowers may be blooming in their home towns in April and May, Crater Lake will still be a winter wonderland celebrating 8 to 10 feet of snow at that time. Artists will be selected based on recommendations from a group of community arts leaders and park staff.
The Crater Lake Science & Learning Center is also planning a public art show to feature the work of the Artists-in-Residence. It will be held July 14-15, 2012, at Crater Lake National Park in the Rim Community Center.
The Crater Lake Science & Learning Center provides research and education opportunities to promote the understanding, appreciation and stewardship of our nation's natural and cultural heritage. It is funded through an endowment from the Oregon Community Foundation made possible from the sale of the Oregon Crater Lake commemorative license plates.
Did You Know?
The "Old Man" of Crater Lake is a mountain hemlock log that has been floating upright in the lake for more than 100 years! Wind currents enable the Old Man to travel to different locations around the lake.