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Grand Canyon 2013 South and North Rim Artists-in-Residence Announced
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon National Park's Artist-in-Residence program is pleased to announce its South Rim (SR AiR) selected artists for the October 2012 - September 2013 season, and the North Rim (NR AiR) selections for the May - October 2013 season.
The Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program welcomes not only artists who work in the long-honored traditions of representational landscape photography and painting, but also encourages the involvement of artists working in new or experimental mediums.
While in-residence, the SR AiRs have the opportunity to live in the historic upstairs apartment of Verkamp's Visitor Center and Museum Store, perched on the rim. The NR AiR space is in a historic and rustic two-room cabin in the cool shade of the Ponderosa pines.
A panel of professional artists and administrators along with National Park Service (NPS) representatives selected artists from a pool of 112 applicants on the south rim, and 110 on the north. The selected artists reflect a broad range of genres and traditions which speak the various issues facing the park.
The SR AiR program is honored to be hosting the following artists for the October 2012 - September 2013 season:
The NR AiR program is honored to be hosting the following artists for the May - October 2013 season:
Each artist will present a minimum of three public outreach programs, presentations or performances of their own design while in residence. Except for select programs presented to local school students on the south rim, these programs are free, family-friendly and open to the public. For information on these programs please check-in at a Visitor Center desk or contact the AiR coordinators:
For information on the current south rim Artist-in-Residence public programs, please call our Art Hotline at 928-638-7616.
Both programs will be accepting new artist proposals February 1 to April 1, 2013. For complete application process details, as well as selected artist information including bios, works samples, links to their websites, and program information, please visit our website at:
If you would like to be added to our email list in order to receive all application and program information, please write to e-mail us.
Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the type and abundance of organisms is directly related to the presence or absence of water. The Colorado River and its tributaries, as well as springs, seeps, stock tanks and ephemeral pools provide oases to flora and fauna in this semi-arid southwest desert area.