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Congratulations to the 2018 Isle Royale Artists-in-Residence

Artwork submission for Artist-in-Residence Program, "False Front," A seies of colorful zig-zag lines
Artwork submission for Artist-in-Residence Program, "False Front," oil on duralar, 18" x 24"

John Gaunt

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News Release Date: March 29, 2018

Contact: Christopher M. Amidon, 906-482-0984

HOUGHTON, MI – Isle Royale National Park is proud to announce the summer 2018 artists-in-residence. This year’s selections include John Gaunt (Oil), Megan Gette (Poetry), David Kapszukiewicz (Oil), and Sherry Short (Mixed Media), along with three alternates, Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl (Oil), Trent Foltz (Photography), and Tim Jones-Yelvington (Poetry, Prose).

Isle Royale received 104 applications for the 2018 program. Artists in many mediums displayed professionalism, creativity, and a mix of traditional and modern art styles. The jury’s selections were based on artistic integrity, creativity, ability to reside in a wilderness environment, and how an artist would relate and interpret the park through their work.

The Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence Program provides artists the opportunity to become part of a long-established tradition of interpreting national parks through art. The program is open to artists whose work can be inspired by the park's unique character, and it offers writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to capture the moods and magic of Isle Royale through their particular art form.

The program is co-sponsored by Isle Royale National Park, Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association, and the Copper Country Community Arts Council. More information can be found on our website,

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Last updated: November 16, 2018

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