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Be an Artist-in-Residence at Saguaro National Park

Attention All Artists: The mountains are calling.

July 15, 2016

Ever dream of sketching, singing or painting among towering saguaros?

Saguaro National Park is now accepting applications to its first Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program. This is a nationwide program that allows artists of all genres to live in a national park while creating works inspired by wilderness.

The selected artist(s) will live in the park for two to four weeks in the months of September or October. During this time, the artist will receive time to explore the park, plan and lead workshops, talks and demonstrations on the medium of their choice. The artist will also create at least one work to donate to the park for display. The park will cover the cost of park housing and materials for workshops open to the public.

The AiR program will offer artists publicity and visibility in the community, as well as time in the wilderness.

To apply, click here. Application period closes August 1st.

Above left, Laura Perry’s “Unknown”.
Above right, Maria Johnson’s “Illusion of Disconnect”.
Both of these pieces were displayed at Saguaro National Park’s First Annual Youth Art Show in June.

Header image by Jack Dykinga, from Megan Kimble’s piece “Wild Life,” which ran in our July/August 2016 issue.

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