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Contact: Kip Woolford, 928-524-6228 x273
Petrified Forest, AZ—La Posada Hotel and Gardens will co-host with the Winslow Arts Trust, Petrified
Forest National Parks Artists-in-Residence art show.The art show will open on September 24th, 2015 with a reception at 6:00 pm.The show will run through November 30th, 2015.
The National Park Service's Artists-in-Residence program was created to welcome artists whom have impacted the formation, expansion, and direction of our national parks. Artists have given glimpses of the American landscape to people that may never visit those lands, creating connections through photography and painting.
Founded in 2006 as part of the park's Centennial Celebration, Petrified Forest National Park's Artist-in-Residence Program allows artists to share their inspirations, ideas, and artwork with the public, continuing the tradition of arts in the parks.Upon completion of the residency, participating artists are asked to donate to the park one original piece of artwork from, and representative of, their residency in Petrified Forest National Park.The donated artwork may become property of the National Park Service, the park's Friends Group, or the Petrified Forest Museum Association. Artwork may be accessioned into the park's permanent museum collection, used in exhibits, used for educational purposes, and/or auctioned by partner entities. The artist retains a royalty-free, nonexclusive use license under the copyright of the art.
This is the first year that the park has decided to publicly display the artwork from the Artist-in-Residence program in a public venue and the artwork on display is all from 2014.The park will be asking visitors to the art show to vote on which artwork should be accessioned into the parks collection and which work should be sold or auctioned through the parks partner, Petrified Forest Museum Association (funds from the auction will go directly back to supporting the park).
This art show is open and free to the public.For more information about these artist or the parks Artist-in-Residence program please contact Park Ranger Kip Woolford at 928-524-6228 Ext. 273 or e-mail us