Application period extended!!
Application period for the 2016 August Residency is open May 16 - June 13, 2016.
2016 August Application
Over the last century, artists have had an enduring connection with national parks. Their paintings and photographic records exposed these natural wonders to a population often unaware of their existence. Today, national parks continue to inspire artists. In turn, those artists create art that excites millions of people about national parks and builds awareness and fosters stewardship of these beautiful public lands and historic sites.
Shenandoah National Park's Artist-in-Residence program offers artists a chance to live and work in this exceptional environment for a period of two weeks. The works completed during the program will serve, through the creativity of the selected artists, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Shenandoah National Park. The Park's Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a generous donation from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.
Shenandoah National Park's 2016 Artist-in-Residence program will offer two residencies - one in June and the second in August.The residency in June is open to artists in the genre of textile art (macramé, quilting, screen-printing, etc.) while the August residency will be open to artists whose focus is installation art.Our goal is for these artists to seek and share their artistic inspiration as they explore and experience Shenandoah National Park.Work submitted should be of professional quality.