Darwin Lambert Artist/Writer-In-Residence

Woman shows young boy how to knit
2016 Artist-in-Residence Virginia Catherall gave a workshop that introduced young artists to knitting and fiber arts.

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For over a century, artists have played an important role in the formation, preservation, and enjoyment of national parks by producing creative records of these unique areas. Their interpretation of the landscape through many types of media connects people to these special places. Many national parks across the country offer artist-in-residence programs. These programs are an essential part of the preservation and protection of these public lands.

In 2007, Great Basin National Park created the Darwin Lambert Artist-in-Residence Program in honor of the late Darwin Lambert. Lambert was a proponent for the creation of Great Basin National Park and the author of Great Basin Drama: The Story of a National Park.
This program offers one to two artists the opportunity to live and work in Great Basin National Park for two to four weeks each year. The residency is open to artists and writers working in all creative media (visual art, performance art, film, writing, poetry, etc.) and typically occurs in September or October.

Basic housing is provided, but no other stipend is offered. As part of the residency, artists are required to do one public program for every two weeks of their stay. The content of the program is left up to the artist, although it should be interactive. Artists must also donate one original piece of work to the park's permanent museum collection within a year of their residency.

The deadline for submission is January 1, 2020. Application guidelines may be found
here. The selection of the 2020 Artist-in-Residence will be made in April 2020.

If you require additional information, please contact Rebecca Gordon by email or by phone at (775) 234-7513.

Donations for the Darwin Lambert Artist-in-Residence Program may be sent to:
Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311
Man standing next to detailed painting of bristlecone pines
2013 Artist in Residence, Bain Butcher, donated his painting to the park's permanent collection.

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Last updated: November 6, 2019

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Baker, NV 89311


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