Created in 2009, the Community Artist in the Parks program “highlights the connection between a local artist and the surrounding landscape,” NPS officials said in a news release this week. The artist selected by the Southeastern Utah Group will focus on Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments in southeastern Utah.
The artist creates work within the national parks and shares his or her inspiration and creative process with visitors from around the world.
“The program gives visitors from across the globe an opportunity to see first-hand the results of artistic inspiration from wild nature,” according to information on the Arches website. “It provides local artists an ability to teach and demonstrate their medium and passion for creative expression.”
Artists must be residents of Grand or San Juan counties.
For more program details and an application, contact Karen Henker at 435-719-2242 or visit www.nps.gov/arch and select the Community Artist in the Parks link near the bottom of the page.
Questions may also be directed to Chad Niehaus, the 2009 Community Artist in the Parks, at 435-259-9314 or Chad@MoabArt.com.