Meet the 2014 Artist-in-Residence: Sandy Long
Sandy Long is a photographer, writer, and educator born in Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in English from Wilkes University, and is also a published poet and author. Her early experiences and connections to iconic landscapes, have inspired and energized her efforts as an advocate for the preservation and protection of Wilderness. Sandy continues to share her knowledge and passion through community involvement and by keeping the natural world as a focus for her artistic work.
As a focus of her residency, Sandy proposes, "a daily photographic interface with the wilderness of Shenandoah National Park to capture the spirit of this place, from its grand landscapes and dreamy vistas, to its diverse wildlife, to its most delicate and sometimes unobserved notitia—those essential details at the heart of our place-based relationships."
Shenandoah's Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a generous donation from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.
Shenandoah National Park's Artist-in-Residence program offers artists a chance to live and work in this exceptional environment for a period of two weeks in September. The works completed during the program will serve, through the vision of the selected artists, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Shenandoah National Park.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and in celebration of Shenandoah's own unique Wilderness, the 2014 residency should reflect Wilderness inspired work.
How to Apply
For additional program information, contact Shenandoah National Park by phone (540) 999-3500 ext. 3181 or by e-mail
Did You Know?
The small circular pits (Opferkessels) often found in the rocks of Shenandoah National Park’s cliffs and summits are formed by standing water.