Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363
The National Park Service is accepting applications for its summer 2007 Artist-in-Residence Program from October 1, 2006, through December 1, 2006, at Rocky Mountain National Park. Selected artists are provided with a creative, contemplative environment in which to generate artistic works and share their works with the public. Artistic diversity, new ideas and creative uses of media are encouraged. Consideration is given to professional artists in all media. Two-week residencies are available at the William Allen White cabin from June through September. Musicians, writers, sculptors, painters, photographers, poets and performance artists will be given equal consideration.
During their stay, artists share their vision in two public presentations. Following their residency, artists donate a fully finished work to Rocky Mountain National Park, representative of their stay. The National Park Service holds a noncommercial copyright to donated artwork.
A panel of professional artists will judge the applicant pool. Five to six artists will be selected to participate in the summer of 2007. Selections are made on the basis of the following criteria: entry materials, vision, and recognized talent as demonstrated by participation in juried shows, publications or performances. Having begun in 1984, Rocky Mountain’s program is the longest running Artist-in-Residence program operated by the National Park Service.
Interested artists may obtain more information and an application by accessing the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/romo/supportyourpark/artist_in_residence.htm by calling (970) 586-1206, or by e-mail . If requesting by e-mail, applicants should provide a complete postal mailing address. Detailed instructions are on the entry form. Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2006.
Did You Know?
The oldest person to summit Longs Peak was Rev. William Butler, who climbed it on September 2, 1926, his 85th birthday. In 1932, Clerin “Zumie” Zumwalt summited Longs Peak 53 times.