Glacier's artists-in-residence have come from a variety of creative disciplines. Besides presenting programs to the public about their work, many artists create work that the park can use in interpretive programs and media.
Ilana Goldman and Gabriel Willaims (June 3 - July 1)
Brad Einstein and Kyle Niemer (June 1 - June 29)
Imma Barrera is a landscape and nature photographer who focused her residency on capturing Glacier’s night sky. During her time at Glacier she gave public programs that were coordinated with the Astronomy Education Program at Glacier, focused on her work and the importance of dark skies. She is a graduate of NY Institute of Photography, won several awards and exhibited her photography in a number of galleries worldwide.
Ben Justis (July 13 - August 7)
Amory Abbott (June 3 - June 28)
The Belly River is one of the many backpacking areas available throughout Glacier National Park. Glacier has one of the most extensive backpacking systems within the National Park System, with over 700 miles of trails. In order to camp in the Belly River area, or any backcountry area, permits must be prearranged with the Backcountry Office. Enjoy creating your own tape-by-numbers masterpiece.
Bird Woman Falls is just one of the many stunning features on Going-to-the-Sun Road. Going-to-the-Sun Road was complete in 1933. The road is the only road that traverses Glacier National Park. It crosses the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. Enjoy creating your own tape-by-numbers masterpiece.
Clements Mountain is located at Logan Pass. The pass is accessible by the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which was complete in 1933. The road is the only road that traverses Glacier National Park. Logan Pass is situated on the Continental Divide and is the location of multiple fantastic hikes. One such hike, the Highline Trail, is shown in this image. Enjoy creating your own tape-by-numbers masterpiece.
1- Duck Tape brand “Icy Blue”
2- Duck Tape brand “White”
3- Painters Tape Blue
4- Painters Tape Dark Blue “Clean Release”
5- Duck Tape brand “Beige”
6- Duck Tape brand “Old School Silver”
7- Duck Tape brand “Green”
9- 3M Duct Tape “Brown”
10- Duck Tape brand “Brown”
11- Duck tape college brand “University of Texas”
The Dawn Mist Waterfall is located near the head of Lake Elizabeth in the Belly River Region. The Belly River is one of the many backpacking areas available throughout Glacier National Park. Glacier has one of the most extensive backpacking systems within the National Park System, with over 700 miles of trails. In order to camp in the Belly River area, or any backcountry area, permits must be prearranged with the Backcountry Office. Enjoy creating your own tape-by-numbers masterpiece.
Deer are just one of the many animals that can be found all around Glacier National Park. Wildlife, from deer to elk to marmots to chipmunks, can be found everywhere throughout the park. Enjoy creating your own tape-by-numbers masterpiece.
Waterton Lakes, located in Canada, and Glacier together form an international peace park. When formed it was the first ever international peace park in the world. Being an international peace park means that the two parks work together to preserve biodiversity and history shared between the two locations. They also work together to exhibit the idea of peace between Canada and the United States. Enjoy creating your own tape-by-numbers masterpiece.
1- Duck Tape brand “Red”
2- Painters Tape Dark Blue “Clean Release”
* Duck Tape brand “White”- White is the found throughout the piece, such as the stars, the stripes on the American flag, and behind the maple leaf on the Canadian Flag. You do not have to add white as it is already the background color.
The red buses are an iconic piece of Glacier National Park. Glacier started using them in the 1930’s. The buses were updated in the early 2000 to make them more environmentally friendly. The drivers are often called “Jammers,” because of the sound the buses made when shifting in order to get up the steep roads in Glacier National Park. Enjoy creating your own tape-by-numbers masterpiece.
Glacier National Park is one of the largest national parks in the United States and has multiple points of entry, such as Apgar Village, Two Medicine, Many Glacier, and Saint Mary. Each area offers something different and unique. Saint Mary is found on the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road and is nestled next to Saint Mary Lake. Enjoy creating your own tape-by-numbers masterpiece.
Waterton Lakes National Park, located in Canada, pairs with Glacier National Park to form an international peace park, the first ever in the world. Waterton Lakes has many incredible features itself, such as the Prince of Wales Hotel, which is featured in this image. Enjoy creating your own tape-by-numbers masterpiece.
Nic Fischer (August 26 - September 20)
Matthew Harrison (June 4 - June 29)
Emily McIlroy (July 9 - August 3)
Jamie McHugh (October 1 – 26)
Matthew Dickerson is a narrative non-fiction nature and outdoors writer. In addition to his recent books Trout in the Desert and Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia, he has also written for literary magazines, journals of eco-poetics, fly-fishing magazines, newspapers, and web publications.
Laura Burlis completed a series of polymer clay landscapes, based on the varied ecosystems and biospheres found within the park. Her goal for her residency was to use her art to illuminate that connectedness, and thus respect for nature and peoples, to the visitors.
Suze Woolf is a watercolor artist. Her art seeks to capture intense visual experiences and bring attention to the impact humans have on the environment.
Bryce Lafferty combines watercolor with sculpture and new media to create his innovative artwork. During his residency he explored the natural and human engineered systems that coexist presently and historically in the park—both visible and invisible.
Craig Barger is a photographer creating tintype portraits of farmers and craftsman who work the land. During his residency at Glacier he focused on National Park Ranger culture as well as other land stewards.
Jill Haley is an oboist/English horn player, and pianist who composes and records original music about national parks. After her first visit to Glacier National Park she was inspired to write music which led to her first recording “Glacier Soundscapes.” This also led to her interest in visiting and writing music about other national parks. During her residency she composed new music, as she revisited the original places that inspired her first recording.
Norman Riley is an American photographer working in the f/64 tradition popularized by Ansel Adams. Like Adams, Riley uses old-style large format film cameras to produce highly detailed images in black and white.
K. Gretchen Greene is a Boston area sculptor and designer known for her innovative work in steel and bronze. Drawing on memories of oceans, rivers and streams, Greene combines curling, twisting waves, rhythmic perforations, and fragments of torch etched text to create large, multilayered, abstract wall sculptures and carved, curved, layered sculptural table bases.
Erik Koeppel's paintings have hung beside Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, John Frederick Kensett and George Inness. His artistic purpose is to share with the viewer his sublime spiritual experience with the beauty of Nature.
Chris Gug is a photographer that shoots water features from below, above and even from half below and half above. At Glacier, he challenged himself with wide-field astro photography in hopes of using Lake McDonald to create the world's first ever partially underwater photos of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Stephen Lias is a composer and Professor of Composition at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. He has produced over a dozen pieces celebrating the wildlife, geology, wilderness opportunities, and cultural history of national parks.
At Glacier, photographer Oliver Klink continued a project called Ice, seeking to communicate speculation, adventure, exploration, and constant change. He captured the first part of the project, Ice in the Arctic and Antarctica, with the next phase focusing on the origin of ice and the effect of glaciation.
Melinda Whipplesmith Plank is a print artist who uses wood blocks and colored inks to create art. Her Glacier work focused on the park's flora and fauna.
Helene Fischman is a professional artist and teacher. During her time in Glacier, Helene photographed the park and guided a hike with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Missoula where each participant produced a body of photography and created poems written in quintain. View photos from their week.
Myra Messick Simons has done exhibit and design work for numerous museums. Simons worked with Glacier's Interpretive staff to create artwork for a set of new exhibits placed on the short paved loop behind Logan Pass Visitor Center. The resulting Wildlife Superpowers Exhibit focuses on adaptations to survive in the alpine environment.
Angela Mele created scientific illustrations of park flora and fauna for use as educational props and for activities related to Glacier's fire ecology programs.
Sha Riordan has been involved in theater arts for more than 25 years and has been a classroom theater arts teacher as well as a working artist for the last 15 years. Riordan helped Glacier develop a play for elementary school students to perform focusing on the influential artists in Glacier's history.
Dr. David Hsiung is a writer and historian at Juniata College in Pennsylvania with a specialty in American History. He researched and wrote biographical information on the influential people in Glacier's history. His work was used in the park's "People in Glacier" education program that coincided with the park's centennial, and became resource material for ranger programs.
Tim Ryan is a member of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation in Northwest Montana and works in the Tribes' Cultural Preservation Department. He has extensive experience practicing ancestral skills and technologies. Ryan used natural materials to produce traditional products including a fire kit, a digging stick, baskets, and other items. These products are used in a variety of education programs to discuss cultural history in northwest Montana.
Deb Gerace combined her talents as a writer, composer, and teacher to write songs about Glacier National Park. Listen to the recorded version of her songs and find lyrics.
Tyler Norgren is a physics professor and member of the National Park Service Night Sky team working with astronomers and national parks to protect our dark skies and promote astronomy education through their continued enjoyment. Tyler worked with Glacier staff to develop public astronomy talks, stargazing programs, an astrophotography class, and provided them with astronomical images for their interpretive programs.
Robin Peterson holds both a veterinary medical degree and a graduate degree in Science Communication, Illustration. She created an educational mural depicting the variety of habitats found in Glacier National Park and how these habitats change from east to west and from low to high elevations.
Graphic designer and medical/scientific illustrator Helen Seay created line-art illustrations suitable for children to color as well as natural history field sketches for use in pre- and post-visit materials for teachers.
Last updated: November 7, 2022