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    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

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Stay in the Woods at a Whiskeytown Artists Cabin

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Date: November 25, 2008
Contact: Sheile Edridge, 530-396-2353

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area as part of the National Park Service’s Artist-in-Residence Program and in partnership with Turtle Bay Exploration Park, is seeking professional artists working in all visual arts mediums, including photographers, sculptors, painters, land-artists, video artists, etc. to apply to participate in the 2009 Residency program. Selected artists will have the opportunity to spend up to four weeks in an artist cabin at Whiskeytown to produce new works.

While staying at Whiskeytown, prospective artists can gain inspiration by exploring and interpreting this special landscape. The forested slopes of Shasta Bally mountain, the surrounding oak woodlands, majestic waterfalls, and the clear blue waters of Whiskeytown Lake can serve as inspiration to create works of art that capture the beauty and significance of the park. In exchange for their stay each artist will be asked to conduct at least one program for the public and donate a piece of art reflective of their time at Whiskeytown. A $300 stipend will be provided for two selected artists.

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located approximately 3½ hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area and 2 hours north of Sacramento. Situated just seven miles west of Redding, California, Whiskeytown covers 42,000 acres of land 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.

For more information and application details contact Sheila Edridge, Artist-in-Residence Coordinator at P.O. Box 188, Whiskeytown, CA 96095 or email your request to: Whiskeytown.Art@gmail.com. Two to four artists will be selected in 2009. The deadline date for applications is February 15th 2009.

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.