• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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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?

two horses pulling a machine use to rake hay with a farmer riding on the rake

In 1972, Chellberg Farm became part of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In the mid-1800s many Swedes settled in Porter County. Three generations of Chellbergs farmed this land.