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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Accepting Artist Applications for 2018 Summer Residency Program

An orange butterfly feeds on orange milkweed flowers
2017 Artist-in-Residence Erin Anfinson took numerous photos of prairie life.

Erin Anfinson

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News Release Date: January 8, 2018

Contact: Byrony Forbes, (319) 643-2541

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Herbert Hoover National Historic Site seeks artists for the national park’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program. This year, the park is looking for an artist who will create content that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as materials teachers can use before site visits, social media and/or promotional materials.  Subject matter will entail using the park’s historic buildings to tell the Hoover story.  

The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to professional American artists— writers, composers, and visual and performing artists— whose work can be inspired by the stories and structures of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The residency lasts eight weeks during the months of June, July, and August. Lodging in one of the site’s historic houses will be provided. For more information about the Artist-in-Residence Program and how to apply, visit the park’s website: The application period closes on Monday, March 26, 2018.

The Artist-in-Residence Program at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site promotes creative means of communicating the park's national significance and its relevance to park visitors. Artists have been part of national parks since the 1870s when famed painters played a vital role in documenting the majestic landscapes of the West. It was through their works of art that many first saw these special places in America. Today artists are working in more than 50 units of the National Park Service through Artist-in-Residence Programs. Works from past Artists-in-Residence at Herbert Hoover NHS are on display in the park’s visitor center and used in online media and publications.

Last updated: February 7, 2018

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