• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Mount Baldy Area Temporarily Closed

    The Mount Baldy area is temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions until further notice.

2004 Artisit-in-Residence Joel Knapp

painting of storm over lake with clouds and trees in foreground

Storm of the Lake. Original artwork is 29" X 23" with a wood frame and is part of the national lakeshore's artist-in-residence collection.

Joel Knapp, 2004 Artist-in-Residence

Joel is “a painter in motion,” devoted to plein air painting because of its urgency and authenticity. He travels throughout North America and Europe attempting to capture nature’s moods firsthand, as he was able to do as an Artist-in-Residence.

Capturing a storm building over the dunes before it passes and the rare opportunity to “walk in Dudley’s shoes” were the highlights of Joel’s time at the lakeshore.

His award-winning oil paintings have been displayed at the Hoosier Salon and numerous other art shows and “paint-outs,” and are a permanent part of corporate and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Did You Know?

A 3 story round house stacked like a cake with windows all around it taken in 1933

“Century of Progress” homes at the 1933-1934 Chicago World’s Fair showcased innovative building materials and designs. In 1935, developer Robert Bartlett moved five of these houses to Beverly Shores. These homes are being restored.