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Hot Springs National Park Announces 2022 Artists-in-Residence

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News Release Date: June 16, 2022

Contact: Kendra Barat, 501-620-6702

Hot Springs, AR – Hot Springs National Park has selected four artists to participate in the 2022 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program. Since the program’s inception in 2004, the park has hosted 63 different artists, poets, dancers, musicians, ceramicists, weavers, quilters, photographers and writers from across the nation.  

As part of the program, each artist will complete a two-week residency at the park, in which they will utilize the natural and cultural resources to inform and inspire their artwork. During their two weeks, they will host a public program to offer members of the public a unique experience and forge a connection to their art form. Additionally, on the second Thursday of each artist’s residency, the Friends of Hot Springs National Park will host an artist reception that will be open to the public. Both programs are great opportunities to meet the artists and learn more about their art and their time in Hot Springs. At the conclusion of their residency, each artist will donate one piece of art to the park to be exhibited in the Ozark Bathhouse Cultural Center.  

  • Stacie Sanchez – Ms. Sanchez’s residency will take place June 13 – 27. Originally from New Mexico, Ms. Sanchez now resides in Little Rock. She specializes in various forms of oil paint and sculpture. Ms. Sanchez will showcase the work she completes during her residency at a public reception on Thurs., June 23 from 5-7pm in the Ozark Bathhouse.  
  • John Blase – Mr. Blase’s residency will take place Aug. 15 – 29. Mr. Blase was born in Arkansas and has recently moved back to the Natural State after living most of his life in Colorado. He is a poet who is excited to return to his roots, both physically, and through his art. Mr. Blase will showcase the work he completes during his residency at a public reception on Thurs., August 25th from 5-7pm in the Ozark Bathhouse.   
  • Jan Briggs – Ms. Briggs’ residency take place Sep. 4 – 18. Ms. Briggs is a Hot Springs native, and well-respected in the local art community. She specializes in oil painting, watercolor painting, and “pieced watercolor techniques.” Ms. Briggs will showcase the work she completes during her residency at a public reception on Thurs., September 15th from 5-7pm in Ozark Bathhouse. 
  • Lin Snow – Ms. Snow will round out the park’s Artist-in-Residence program, completing her residency from Oct. 2 – 16. Ms. Snow currently resides in Maine. She creates in many mediums, often using science, biology, and ecology to immerse viewers in the natural world. Ms. Snow will showcase the work she completes during her residency at a public reception on Thurs., October 13th in the Ozark Bathhouse.  

There will be one additional public reception for one of the park’s 2021 Artists-In-Residence, Jeri Hillis, which will be held on Friday, August 5th from 5-7pm in the Ozark Bathhouse. Ms. Hillis has been a member of the Hot Springs arts community for nearly 20 years and will be showcasing the ceramics and effigy pots she made during her time with the park.  

For more information about the Artist in Residence program please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Kendra Barat at 501.620.6702 or by email a e-mail us. For more information about the artist receptions, please contact the Friends of Hot Springs National Park at  

Last updated: June 16, 2022

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