Denali Artist-in-Residence call for artists and writers will be open from May 1 through September 30 for residencies during the summer of 2014. Notification letters will be sent out by December 15. Details are available at APPLY NOW in the menu of navigation options at left.
The Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park began in 2002, and offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their work amidst the natural splendors of Denali Park. Please use these pages to explore the history of the program, application information and more.
Two visual artists and one writer were selected from approximately 250 applicants to participate in summer 2013. Stephen Hatcher, Wendy Klemperer, and Kathleen Dean Moore will each have the opportunity to stay at the historic East Fork cabin, where they can look out onto the braided channels of the East Fork River, multi-colored rock formations of Polychrome Mountain, and the snow-capped peaks of the Alaska Range for inspiration. Read more in a park press release.
BRAND NEW to the park collection is The Soul of the Wolf Cries (L'âme du loup pleure) by Deborah Bouchette, an artist-in-residence during summer 2012. The painting will be displayed publicly for the first time this May as the Denali Visitor Center opens for its summer season. The scale of the piece is vast, made of four interconnected wood panels each measuring 36-inches wide and tall.
Did You Know?
Nearly 500 vegetation plots have been installed in Denali, to monitor climate change. Warmer temperatures allow woody plants to grow at higher elevations, invading the fragile and unique plants already in high alpine tundra - and threatening the animals that depend on those specialized plants.