Meet Whiskeytown’s Artist in Residence- Jen Mahoney

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Date: November 2, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Gibson, 530-242-3457

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is pleased to announce the display of Jen Mahoney’s artwork at the Visitor Center, November 18th – 20th. Jen applied for the Artist-In-Residence Program at Whiskeytown in 2015 and the Curator for American Art at San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum selected her work two years in a row. The delightful watercolors and charcoal drawings made during her stay at Whiskeytown, some drawn with charcoal from an ash deposit near Mt. Lassen, are testament to her love of the outdoors. The park will have a special reception for her on Saturday, November 19th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors can meet Jen and ask about her experience as artist-in-residence or about her career as an illustrator. Original art and prints will be on sale. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Whiskeytown during this reception.


Jen Mahoney is an artist from Berkeley who is fascinated by how we translate our three-dimensional world into language and pictures. She draws and writes about perspective, geology and design. A concept illustrator since 1978, Jen has spent her career making abstract ideas visible. She teaches design drawing to professionals and at the university level in San Francisco.  


Whiskeytown National Recreation Area’s Artist-in-Residence Program invites professional artists to spend quality time exploring the natural and cultural landscapes of the park. Through the assistance of the Friends of Whiskeytown and the National Park Service, the artists produce several paintings during their visit and donate one of their works to the park’s art collection.


“Curiosity, sensible footwear,and the support of NPS staff helped me gain access to scenes that make Whiskeytown special”, stated Ms. Mahoney. So, please come join us to meet this artist with an adventurous spirit!


For more information about the Whiskeytown Artist-in-Residence Program or this event please contact Jim Milestone at (530) 242-3460. For more information about Whiskeytown, please call or stop by the Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, or call (530) 246-1225. You can also visit the park on Facebook at: 

Last updated: November 3, 2016

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