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Contact: John Marciano, (435)-772-7848
SPRINGDALE, UT – In partnership with Southern Utah University, four artists have been selected to serve as the Park’s Artists-in-Residence throughout the 2018 season. The artists were selected from a large pool of applicants, representing a broad spectrum of styles. The artists and residency dates are as follows:
- Steve Curl, February 1 – March 2, 2018: Painter (watercolor), Palo Alto, CA
- Vaughn Hutchins, April 2 – April 30, 2018: Photographer, Blue Lake, CA
- Mariah Reading, August 31 – September 28, 2018: Painter (eco-artist), Santa Barbara, CA
- Zoe Keller, October 15 - November 12, 2018: Drawing (graphite), Portland, OR
Each artist will spend 30 days living in a historic cabin in the Park, where they surround themselves in the sights, sounds and wonders of Zion to find inspiration for their work. As part of the program, each artist conducts two public presentations on their work and residency experience. Date, time and location for these events are forthcoming.
The Artist-in-Residence program continues to honor a long tradition of artists using their work to facilitate a conversation on the value of nature and preservation. The tradition began in the early 19th century with the Hudson River School painters and transcendentalists writers like Thomas Cole, and Henry David Thoreau. The work of some of these late artists led to preservation legislation that helped create Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks.
For more information on the Artist-in-Residence program for Zion National Park, please visit our website at http://go.nps.gov/1mihy8. Further information on the four selected artists can be found on their websites: