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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

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  • RFP for Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses

    Requests for Proposals for the Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses are being accepted from 7/7/14 to 1/30/15. Click on the "Management" link in the left column for more information.

  • Elevator closure

    Hot Springs National Park regrets to announce that the elevator in the Fordyce Visitor Center is closed for maintenance. The upper and lower levels are accessible only by stairways. The elevator will be placed back into service in about 4 to 6 weeks.

  • 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program Cancelled

    Due to the 100th anniversary celebration for the Fordyce Bathhouse, there will be no Artist-in-Residence program at Hot Springs National Park for 2015. Check back later next year for announcements and application information for the 2016 AIR program.

2005 Artist-In-Residence Images

Prismacolor pencil piece of a group of small trees in the spring, mostly trunks, but with light yellow-green leaves on some with long shadows
"Spring Shadows" by Linda Palmer, April 2005 artist
Three views of a ceramic sculpture of a the lower part of a tree trunk with a medium reddish-brown glaze on the outside and a light brown, almost cream, glaze in the inside. There are tree branch stubs on two sides of the trunk and some green leaves grouped on opposite sides.
"Large Tree Torso" by Barbara Larkin, May 2005 artist
View from North Mountain Overlook in park, a view with very little human influence visible, green trees in the foreground looking out across the Gorge area to the mountains to the north
"View from North Mountain Overlook" by Lou Hoover, June 2005 artist
Wide view from a trail looking across a ravine at Goat Rock, a natural outcrop. It's a summer scene with green trees in the foreground and green mountain in the background.
"Goat Rock" Mural at Gulpha Gorge Campground registration building by Helen Stannard, July 2005 artist
Acrylic painting of the Pagoda over look shelter. It is in the background, white structure with a red tile roofline reminiscent of an Asian temple, with concrete steps leading to it from the foreground and a pine tree on the right
"The Pagoda" by Helen Stannard, July 2005 artist
South end of Bathhouse Row from across the street. Foreground has a large round fountain with water spouting up from the center. Across the street is the park Administration building on the right, a Spanish style structure with yellowish stucco and a red tile roof and adjacent around the corner on the left is the Lamar Bathhouse, a white stucco structure.
"Headquarters and Bathhouse Row" by Beverly Hooks, September 2005 artist
(vertical) Scene of Gulpha Creek with children playing at the water's edge. There is an orange cast to most of the picture. There are trees on both sides of the creek, filling in the background fading into yellow-orange. There are gray boulders on the left and three children and one child on the right. The water has an orange hue, reflected from the color of the trees.
"Autumn Play" by Robin Young, October 2005 artist
Photo of Gulpha Creek with small fall in the right foreground, brownish rocks on the sides and orange to orange-red colored trees in the background. The creek itself looks dark with highlights showing water movement in the center.
"Autumn's Gulpha Creek" by Helene Fischman, November 2005 artist
Black and white photo from the Quapaw Bathhouse roof with the nearest tower of the Ozark Bathhouse nearly filling the frame and looking through the arched opening in the Ozark tower, you can see the other Ozark tower. The towers are of white stucco with red tile roofing.
"Ozark Towers" by Steve Lawnick, December 2005 artist

Did You Know?

black and white photo of Rector's bathhouse, a small one story frame building near the edge of Hot Springs Creek

In May 1862, Arkansas Governor Henry Massie Rector moved the state government to his hotel and bathhouse located on Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. That July, the government seat was moved further south to Old Washington for the remainder of the Civil War.