• Photo of golden aspen with Hallet Peak in the background. NPS Photo by J. Frank

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Seeking Applications for Rocky Mountain National Park Artist-In-Residence Program

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Date: September 11, 2007
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

The National Park Service is accepting applications for its summer 2008 Artist-in-Residence Program from October 1, 2007, through December 1, 2007, 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 2008. 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, 2007.

Did You Know?

Mama Cabin in the Holzwarth Historic District

The Holzwarth Historic District is a former guest ranch on the Colorado River. Open to visitors during the summer, the property features a dozen small cabins including the Mama cabin, named after Sophia Holzwarth, who ran the rustic resort.