Artists interested in spending one to three weeks painting in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area near Redding, California, as part of the National Park Service’s Artist-in-Residence program need to ready their applications.
The deadline is February 27 to submit résumé, images, and other information to the National Park Service. More information is available here.
Artists in residence will be offered a two-bedroom cabin in the recreation area, and will be expected to donate a painting at the end of the residency. This is the 12th year for the program. Although other media are welcome, the emphasis of the program is on plein air painting. The juror for the submissions will be Emma Acker, assistant curator for American art at San Francisco’s de Young Museum of Fine Art. Those selected for the program will be notified by the end of March.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area boasts more than 42,000 acres of forest, with a mountain lake and four waterfalls adding appeal.