Darwin Lambert Artist/Writer In Residence Program
For over a century artists have played an important role in the formation, preservation, and enjoyment of national parks by creating visual records of these unique areas. Their interpretation of the landscape through many types of media connects people to these special places. Many national parks across the country offer Artist-In-Residence programs. These programs are an essential part of the preservation and protection of these public lands.
The 2012 Darwin Lambert Artist-in-Residence recipients were photographers Ken Koenig and Lisa Rose and painter Kristin Gjerdset.
To view the program guidelines and information for the program, click here.
Great Basin National Park has created the Darwin Lambert Artist-Writer In Residence Program in honor of the late Darwin Lambert. As a proponent for the creation of Great Basin National Park and other parks, Lambert authored Great Basin Drama and other literary pieces.
This program offers artists and writers the opportunity to live and work in Great Basin National Park. In years past a two to four week residence was scheduled for September and October.
Basic housing is provided, however there is no other stipend. As part of the program artists and writers will be required to do one public program, describing their work and their medium in relation to the park and its natural and cultural resources. Artists and writers must also donate one original piece of their work to the park's permanent museum collection. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2013. Selection for the residency will be announced during the second week of April.
To view the program guidelines and information for the program, click here. If you require additional information interested artists and writers should contact Joseph Whelan. Contact by phone at (775) 234-7514, or by email.
Donations for the Darwin Lambert Artist-Writer In Residence Program may be sent to:
Did You Know?
The apricot trees in front of the Lehman Caves Visitor Center in Great Basin National Park are over 100 years old! The trees are thought to have been planted by Absalom Lehman, discoverer of Lehman Caves. These historic fruit trees continue to produce today.