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Capitol Reef National Park Announces 2021 Artist-in-Residence Participants

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Date: January 27, 2021
Contact: Penni Torgerson, 435-425-4101

Congratulations to the four participants selected for the 2021 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program at Capitol Reef National Park. Since 2017 the AiR program has successfully recruited artists of many disciplines to share their interpretation of Capitol Reef with the public. “Especially now, during the pandemic, art can bring joy to our lives” says Penni Torgerson, AiR Coordinator. Here are the 2021 AiR participants: 


  • David Hunter,  Night Sky Photographer, June 2021 
  • Maureen Moll, Printmaker,  July 2021 
  • Rick Young, Painter,  September 2021 
  • Claire Giordano,  Environmental Artist & Writer,  October 2021 


During each artist’s time in the park, they will be producing work and offering free programs to the public. Program details will be posted on the park’s website and Facebook page. Visit the webpage to learn more about each of the artists and the program at 


The selected artists receive rent-free use of a furnished park house and a $500 honorarium from The Entrada Institute to assist with travel and supply expenses. This Artist-in-Residence program is supported by Capitol Reef National Park, in partnership with the Capitol Reef Natural History Association and The Entrada Institute. Are you an artist? Love the National Parks? Consider applying in the future. Announcements are posted in autumn. Visit the parks webpage for details. 



For more information about Capitol Reef National Park visit: For more information about the Artist-in-Residence program visit: 

Last updated: January 27, 2021

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