Zion National Park accepting 2014 Artist-in-Residence applications

Image by Brett Barrett, St. George News

ZION NATIONAL PARK – On Sunday, Zion National Park will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Artist-in-Residence program.

Four artists will be selected for two spring and two fall residency slots. Artist selections will be made and announced in October. All visual (painters, photographers, sculptors, etc.), performing (drama, dance, music, etc.) and literary artists are welcome to apply. Applications must be postmarked by July 19 and received by July 24.

The Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence program offers professional artists the opportunity to live and work in the majestic desert environment of Southern Utah for a period of one month. This call for artists applies to four sessions: Feb. 3 to March 4, 2014, April 1 to 30, 2014, Sep. 1 to 30, 2014, and Oct. 16 to Nov. 14, 2014.

The works completed under this program will contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Zion National Park and should reflect the National Park Service’s mission to preserve and protect the park’s cultural and natural resources.

During the residency period, the artist will be expected to present two public programs, tailored to the individual’s medium, interest, and experience. One will take place at Zion National Park and the other at Southern Utah University as part of their Art Insights program.

The park will work in conjunction with faculty and staff at SUU to select artists who will work in Zion for the four-week residency period. Selected artists will be given a rent-free, furnished house inside the park.

For complete details about this program and to download application materials, visit the park website. For more information contact the Zion National Park Artist-in-Residency program at 435-772-0184 or zion_artist_in_residence@nps.gov.

Submitted by: Zion National Park

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Image by Brett Barrett, St. George News
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