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    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

Artist in Residence Program

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The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Artist-in-Residence Program is currently in transition and will not be accepting applications for the 2014 season. Instead, the park's 2013 Artist-in-Residence, Alastair Noble, will return to his residency in 2014 while we plan for the next phase of the program. Please check back for future updates on the program.
Alastair Noble photo & art
2013 Artist in Residence - Alastair Noble

This year's Artist-in-Residence, Alastair Noble is an environmental/installation artist and printmaker from the UK who has lived and worked in New York City for over 30 years. His artistic practice is a response to architecture and the natural environment, and reflects on particular sites in the context of poetry and literature. He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally including Peru, Chile, Bulgaria, and the UK. Mr. Noble will be in residency during September.
Andrea Polli

Andrea Polli
2012 Artist in Residence

2012 Artist in Residence - Andrea Polli

Andrea Polli is a digital media artist whose work with science, technology and media has been presented widely in over 100 presentations, exhibitions and performances internationally, has been recognized by numerous grants, residencies and awards including a NYFA Artist's Fellowship, the Fulbright Specialist Award and the UNESCO Digital Arts Award. Her work has been reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art News, NY Arts and others. She has published several book chapters, audio CDs, DVDs and papers in print including MIT Press and Cambridge University Press journals.

She currently works in collaboration with atmospheric scientists to develop systems for understanding storm and climate through sound (called sonification). Polli is also an Associate Professor of Art and Ecology with appointments in the College of Fine Arts and School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico. She holds the Mesa Del Sol Endowed Chair of Digital Media and directs the Social Media Workgroup, a lab at the University's Center for Advanced Research Computing. Polli will use her time at the park this summer to work with sound and other environmental data.

Wendy Call MABI Artist in Residence 2011

Wendy Call
2011 Artist in Residence

2011 Artist in Residence - Wendy Call

This year, nonfiction writer Wendy Call will be the Artist in residence at the park, from July 26 to September 24, 2011, thanks to support from the K2 Foundation. Wendy has become something of an itinerant writer in residence, holding that position in 2011 at Cornell College of Iowa, and has also been writer in residence at a dozen other institutions. She will present her writing in public readings several times during the summer, including Saturday, July 30 at Bookstock: A Green Mountain Festival of Words and also on Saturday, September 24 at the Park Forest Festival weekend. During her two months Wendy will be at the park three to four days every week. She will offer several writing workshops as well as other ways for park visitors to engage with the world of words.

Ethan Jackson image

Ethan Jackson optical installation

Ethan Jackson

2010 Artist in Residence - Ethan Jackson

This year's artist is Ethan Jackson, a visual artist working in photographic media and optical installation from Portland, Oregon. Through his work, Ethan explores aspects of landscape representation and the notion of "place".

Susan Metzger image

Susan Metzger painting

Susan Meztger

2009 Artist in Residence - Susan Metzger

Susan Metzger is trained in painting, landscape architecture, and architectural drawing and is from Washington, Maine.

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Barbara Bosworth photographs

Barbara Bosworth

2008 Artist in Residence - Barbara Bosworth

Elizabeth Billings Weaving

Elizabeth Billings weaving

2007 Artist in Residence - Elizabeth Billings

Link to the Smithsonian Institute - Arts in Conservation Education feature on Elizabeth Billings.

Did You Know?

Clouds stream over Inscription Rock, a large butte standing tall and proud in the New Mexican landscape. NPS Photo.

Conservationist George Perkins Marsh, for whom Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP is named, championed the creation of a US Army Camel Corps. On El Morro National Monument's Inscription Trail you can see the inscriptions the Camel Corps left behind in 1855.