WHISKEYTOWN ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CAMPSITE, ROAD AND TRAIL CLOSURES
Beginning June 2, 2014 and continuing through approximately July 18, portions of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will close to provide for the safety of visitors as the park implements the Boulder Creek Forest Restoration project. More »
Call to Plein Air Artists for the 2013 Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Artist-in-Residence Program
Contact: Jim Milestone, 530-242-3460
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area's Artist-in-Residence Program is seeking submissions from professional plein air artists to apply for the park's 2013 residencies.Selected artists will have the opportunity to spend up to four weeks in an artists' cabin in Whiskeytown to produce new works.The Whiskeytown program allows professionals the opportunity to become part of the long-established tradition of artists working in and sharing the splendor of our national parks.
Richard Lindenberg, Marketing Manager of Plein Air Magazine, will juror this year's submissions.Lindenberg is an accomplished landscape painter and former participant in the Whiskeytown Artist in Residence program.The deadline for entry is February 22, 2013.Selected artists will be notified by park staff the week of March 11th. In exchange for their stay, artists will be asked to conduct at least one program for the public, and to donate a piece of art reflective of their time at Whiskeytown.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located approximately 3½ hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area and 2 hours north of Sacramento.Whiskeytown is situated just seven miles west of Redding, California.The park features 39,000 acres of forests and a beautiful 3,200-acre lake nestled among the hills and valleys of California's Klamath Mountains.The cabin is a great base from which to explore the park by boat, car, or on foot.
Plein Air Artists are asked to submit the following:
1. Artist resume and exhibition record.
Please mail all submissions to:
Whiskeytown Artist-in-Residence Coordinator
For more information and application details, please contact Jim Milestone via email at e-mail us or phone (530) 242-3460.For more information on Whiskeytown, please contact the Visitor Center by calling (530) 246-1225 daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or visit the park website at: www.nps.gov/whis
Did You Know?
Whiskeytown is home to four nesting pairs of Bald Eagles.