Artist In Residence Program

2007, woodblock print
Lap, 2007

Mary Brodbeck, woodblock print


Taking a Pause

Artists have had a long-standing influence on the formation, expansion and direction of our National Parks. By painting landscapes of the American West, nineteenth century artists publicized many of the natural wonders of a land little known to eastern residents. This body of work helped to stimulate the establishment of many of our National Parks and to foster a continuing appreciation of them.

Today's artists continue to document the resources of the National Park system with contemporary approaches and techniques, drawing upon the scenic, historic, and cultural elements of the parks for inspiration. These artists translate the parks' purpose as places of pleasure and preservation, into images that bring other people new insights, enjoyment and understanding.

Sleeping Bear Dunes recognizes the importance of art is the park's history and culture. However, the Lakeshore is taking an indefinite pause in the Artist-in-Residence program. This decision was made due to changes in staffing.

Other Opportunities

Are you an artist who has created work in or of the Port Oneida area? We are always looking for submission for our Port Oneida Fair poster.

Last updated: September 14, 2022

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