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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, returned 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

2013/2014 Artist in Residence - Alastair Noble

Environmental artist and printmaker, Alastair Noble, returned to the park to complete the installation of his forest-inspired poetry log sculptures and ink-washed drawings begun last year.

Link to this Valley News article by Nicola Smith, "Art Notes: Words for Woodland; Alastair Noble's Art Rises from the Soil."


 
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 this Smithsonian Institute - Arts in Conservation Education feature on Elizabeth Billings.

Did You Know?

Autumn leaves, lit by the sun, carpet an uphill stretch of a carriage road. NPS Photo.

45 miles of carriage roads, an early 20th century gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., weave around the granite mountains and valleys of Acadia NP. 14 miles of carriage roads, built in the 1880s by Frederick Billings, traverse the gentle slopes and historic woodlands of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.