“We are very pleased to announce that six artists, three local and three from across the United States, have been selected to participate in Hot Springs National Park’s 2009 Artist-In-Residence program,” said Superintendent Josie Fernandez. Each artist will complete a 2-4 week residency at Gulpha Gorge Campground and, at the conclusion, donate one original artwork to the national park.
The 2009 Artists-In-Residence are: April, Deanna Morse of Grand Rapids, Michigan; May, Beverly Buys of Hot Springs, Arkansas; June, Laurence Sherr of Atlanta, Georgia; August, Rod Northcutt of Rochester, New York; September, Donna Dunnahoe of Hot Springs, Arkansas; and October, Hugh Dunnahoe of Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Two firsts for the program are April artist Deanna Morse, a videographer, and June brings composer Dr. Sherr to the program.
The Artist-In-Residence Program at Hot Springs National Park began in the summer of 2004 and continues to grow in popularity with over 40 artists contacting the park for the 2009 season. Artists selected for the program are park volunteers and are not financially compensated for their residency.
Information/application packets for 2010 should be available in December 2009. At that time, artists may request a packet by contacting 501-620-6707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.