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Contact: Kathy Krause, 631-687-4772
Contact: Elizabeth Rogers, 631-687-4766
Patchogue, NY - The National Park Service is seeking applicants for the 2016 Artist-in-Residence program at Fire Island National Seashore. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply by the February 5, 2016 deadline to be considered for one of the four, two-week residencies being offered.
"Fire Island's dynamic landscapes, beach communities, and maritime heritage provide compelling subjects," said Seashore Chief of Interpretation and Education Kathy Krause "and have inspired our artists-in-residence to create some incredible place-based works of art." This program is an opportunity for emerging and professional artists of all disciplines to spend time living in the park while developing a body of work inspired by the culture, history, or natural environment on Fire Island. Artists will be selected through a juried application process based on their artistic merit and project proposal.
Eight artists from disciplines including visual art, sound art, literary art, and mixed media have participated in the Seashore's program since its 2013 launch. Works from artists who participated in 2015, including mixed-media artist Ana Golici, poet Anthony DiMatteo, paper-maker Jane Ingram Allen, and oil painter Amanda Kavanagh, will be showcased in a special exhibit featured in summer 2016 at the Seashore's Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal.For more information about the program and to download a submission checklist and application, please visit https://www.nps.gov/fiis/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm or email e-mail us.