2013 Artist in Residence Call for Submissions
Contact: Cindy Von Halle, 907-983-9206
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park opened the 2013 Call for Submissions for the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency program today. A call for submission is posted at www.nps.gov/klgo/artist-in-residence.htm and will be open for artists to apply until February 1, 2013. Three artists, one Canadian applicant and one American applicant, and one regional applicant will be selected to spend two weeks on the Chilkoot trail working with visitors and creating memorable art that will enrich the park resources. This is a local and international effort to bring artists to the communities of Skagway, AK and Whitehorse, YT as well as along the Chilkoot Trail. The park is partnering with the Skagway Arts Council to host the artists, and programs will be presented in Skagway before their departure on the Chilkoot Trail next summer. In addition to facilitating programs while on the trail, the artist will also present a post- hike program in Whitehorse, YT. For more information or to apply, please visit www.nps.gov/klgo or contact Cynthia Von Halle. Art work from the 2012 Chikoot Artist can been viewed at www.klondikeletters.com.
Did You Know?
Over 100,000 people started off for the Klondike gold fields, but less than 30,000 actually made it to the gold fields in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The difficulties of the Chilkoot and White Pass trails forced many to turn back.