Alaska State Parks is looking for artists for their third annual Artist-In-Residence Program. If you think you have what it takes, you're asked to enter.

The purpose of the Artist-In-Residence program is to encourage artists to create work inspired by Alaska’s state parks. Artwork, of all types of media, will embody the scenic attributes of Alaska State Parks for present and future generations. It provides a unique way to experience parks through the eyes and ears of the contributing artists.“The experience of the Artist in Residence Program was a highlight of our summer. The historic aspects of the (Gruening) cabin and surrounding area were wonderful. The surrounding scenery and the chance to meet (by chance) many locals from the surrounding area was interesting, enjoyable and enlightening. Everyone we met was inquisitive about the program and seemed happy we were there,” explained Jim Leach, an artist at the 2015 program.
Residencies are available in the following locations:

      The Ernest Gruening Cabin in Juneau


      The beachfront Halibut Cove Ranger Station in Kachemak Bay State Park, across from Homer.


      The Butterfly Lake Host Cabin in the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area


Artists looking to apply have until March 15. Participants will be asked to donate an original piece inspired by their stay at the cabin and host a community outreach event such as a workshop or other presentation.

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