“Many inspirational writers, painters, and photographers such as Jack Kerouac, Lee Mann, Robert Bateman and others have drawn on the beauty of the North Cascades for their works,” said Cindy Bjorkland, Chief of Interpretation.” Donations of work from artists in residence include Becky Fletcher’s dynamic Cascade Pass Triptych, serving as a portal into the wilderness at the North Cascades Visitor Center.
This year the park and cooperating local communities may host traveling exhibits, workshops and community recognition of art through participating local artists, organizations and visitor centers.
Internet links for more information are:
Artist in Residence including linked proposal applications: http://www.nps.gov/noca/supportyourpark/2013-artists.htm
Applications for spring/summer are due by February 1. Applications for fall are due by July 1.
Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply. For information about applying with Skagit Valley proposals, contact Cindy Bjorklund at telephone (360) 854-7303. Artists interested in applying for residencies in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area at Stehekin call Mark Scherer at telephone (360) 854-7365 ext 14.