• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

A Call to Landscape Painters - Submit now for the Superintendent's Invitational-Landscape-Residency

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Date: November 3, 2009
Contact: Sheila Edridge, (530) 396-2353

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is seeking submissions from California landscape artists who are interested in participating in our Superintendent’s Invitational-Park-Residency.

 

Up to five professional landscape artists will have the opportunity stay in a cabin at Whiskeytown for up to two weeks to develop paintings inspired by the unique landscape of the park.  Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located 3.5 hours north of San Francisco and 2 hours north of Sacramento; it covers 42,000 acres of land nestled among the hills of California’s Klamath Mountains.  Boasting majestic waterfalls, towering ponderosa pines, mountain wildlife, hiking trails, and a crystal clear lake, Whiskeytown will provide artistic inspiration.

 

In exchange for their stay, participating artist will be asked to donate to the park an original artwork representative of their time at Whiskeytown.

 

Landscape artists are encouraged to submit by sending on CD 5-10 images of recent works, their artist’s resume, and date preference for their stay to: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Superintendent’s Invitational, P.O. Box 188, Whiskeytown, CA 96095.  Submissions must be received no later than December 20th 2009.

 

More information on the park can be obtained on the park’s website: www.nps.gov/whis or by contacting Whiskeytown.art@gmail.com.

 

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Did You Know?

Phantom Orchid

Whiskeytown has phantom orchids (Cephalanthera austiniae)? They are all white and devoid chlorophyll. This means that it cannot make energy for itself and must rely on symbiotic mycorrhizae for its nutrition.