Artists Selected for the 2015-2016 Artist-In-Residence Program

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Date: February 24, 2015
Contact: Christopher Derman, 239-695-1165

Five talented artists have been selected for the 2015-2016, Artist-In-Residence program at Big Cypress National Preserve.


  1. April McKay, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  2. Alyse Knorr, Anchorage, Alaska
  3. Emily Weinstein, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  4. Linda Soderquist, Englewood, Florida
  5. Priscilla Humay, Liberty Hill, Texas

For more information about this year's artists, please click here.


Artists have had a long-standing impact on the formation, expansion and direction of our national parks. Painting the landscapes of the American West, visual artists like Thomas Moran, George Catlin and Albert Bierstadt focused attention on natural wonders in the western landscape, then unfamiliar to the eastern populace.


These visual records of early artists helped to stimulate the establishment of many of our national parks.


The Artist-In-Residence Program at Big Cypress National Preserve carries on this tradition by offering professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the preserve's inspiring landscape.


For more information about the Artist-In-Residence program at Big Cypress National Preserve, please click here.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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