• View of Whiskeytown lake and South Fork Mtn. from Shasta Bally Mtn.

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

Enjoy a Stay in the Woods at a Whiskeytown Artist's Cabin

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Date: November 3, 2006
Contact: Sheila Edridge, 530-396-2353
Contact: Phyllis Swanson, 530-242-3421

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area as part of the National Park Service’s Artist-in-Residence Program is seeking professional artists working in all mediums: including writers, photographers, sculptors and painters to apply to participate in the 2007 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 all can inspire and promote the creation of works of art that capture the beauty and significance of the landscape. 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.

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 2007. The deadline date for applications is January 15th 2007.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Shasta Bally is the highest point in Whiskeytown at 6199 feet. Snow can usually still be seen through June.