Asheville Consulting Artist Sought for Creative Placekeeping Visioning Process

Greetings!

The Center for Craft is pleased to announce another local opportunity for artists! The Center is working with the Asheville Design Center to integrate the arts and neighborhood planning through the Broadway Cultural Gateway project. We are seeking a local consulting artist to support the project team, particularly a person with a strong background in equity and community engagement:

The Local Consulting Artist will play a critical role in supporting the project manager and design team to ensure that all aspects of stakeholder and community engagement are grounded in the arts through an equity lens, and leverage creative methods and approaches whenever/wherever possible. ADC requests a 75-hour project commitment from the selected candidate.

The project budget for this position is $4,000 and the commitment is 75 hours between December 2017 and November 2018. Deadline for proposals is December 6, 2017.

Local Consulting Artist Sought for Creative Placekeeping Visioning Process

Asheville, NC – The Asheville Design Center (ADC) and the Center for Craft are seeking a local consulting artist to help facilitate an arts-based visioning process and implementation plan for the city block defined by Broadway St., N. Lexington Ave, W. Walnut St., and Woodfin St. in downtown Asheville.

The project scope includes strategic planning and coordination with key stakeholders and community members to develop a long-term vision focused on using the arts to activate Carolina Lane, Chicken Alley, and Broadway Street. The local consulting artist will view the project through an equity lens and work with the ADC team and stakeholders to identify opportunities for temporary art installations to enliven the Study Area and suggest appropriate permanent uses for the site over time.

The Asheville Design Center will work with the local consulting artist, a nationally-recognized creative palcekeeping/placemaking consultant, local stakeholders, students, and the UNC Asheville Steam Studio to produce a special creative placekeeping event in May 2018 that prototypes potential permanent art installations that will inform the final Implementation Plan.

The contract with the local consulting artist will be effective from December 2017 through November 2018. The contract term is for 75 billable hours with a total budget of 4,000. To review the full Request for Qualifications, please click HERE. Responses are due December 6, 2017.

The Center for Craft commissioned the Broadway Cultural Gateway planning project as part of its property development initiative at 67 Broadway. The project is made possible through a grant from UNC Asheville supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

ABOUT THE ASHEVILLE DESIGN CENTER

Founded in 2006, the Asheville Design Center (ADC) has a mission to engage Western North Carolina in creative community-based design to promote healthy, thriving and equitable communities. ADC recruits volunteer professionals to work with communities to develop design solutions that enhance the community’s quality of life. ADC is a program of MountainTrue.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR CRAFT

Founded in 1996, The Center for Craft is a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft through fostering new ideas, funding craft scholarship, and backing the next generation of makers, curators and critics. The Center has developed a strong national reputation as a significant resource for artists, museums, academic researchers, university students and arts organizations. Each year, The Center administers over a quarter million dollars in grants to those working in the craft field. www.craftcreativitydesign.org

LOCAL CONSULTING ARTIST REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

6 December 2017:      Response Deadline

8 December 2017:      Selection Interviews

11 December 2017:    Selection Deadline

December 2017:         Contract Begins

November 2018:         Contract Complete

Project Summary

The Asheville Design Center (ADC) is working with the Center for Craft, UNC Asheville, a local consulting artist, a nationally-recognized creative placekeeping/placemaking expert, and key stakeholders to facilitate an arts-based visioning process and implementation plan for the city block defined by Broadway St., N. Lexington Ave, W. Walnut St., and Woodfin St. in downtown Asheville (herein, Study Area). Key stakeholders include Study Area property and business owners, cultural leaders, downtown advocacy groups, UNC Asheville, and the City of Asheville, all of whom will be represented on the project Advisory Team.

The project scope includes strategic planning and coordination with key stakeholders and the broader community to inform a long-term vision for the Study Area with the primary goal being the activation of Carolina Lane, Chicken Alley, and Broadway Street through the arts. The local consulting artist will work with the ADC team and stakeholders to identify opportunities for temporary installations to enliven the Study Area and suggest appropriate permanent uses on the site over time.

ADC will employ a multi-layered process that honors the unique history of the place, the underlying cultural systems, ecological opportunities, stakeholders’ visions for the future, and applied learning opportunities for UNC Asheville students. The results of this process shall demonstrate thoughtful analysis of existing conditions and articulate imaginative and practical implementation strategies. The resulting design studies will serve as an effective communication tool to garner community support and attract future grant funds for implementation (local, regional, national).

ADC will work with the local consulting artist, a nationally-recognized creative placekeeping/placemaking consultant, local stakeholders, students, and the UNCA Steam Studio to produce a creative placekeeping event in May 2018 that prototypes appropriate permanent uses to inform the implementation plan.

The Local Consulting Artist will play a critical role in supporting the project manager and design team to ensure that all aspects of stakeholder and community engagement are grounded in the arts through an equity lens, and leverage creative methods and approaches whenever/wherever possible. ADC requests a 75-hour project commitment from the selected candidate.

Overarching Responsibilities

  • Support creative approaches to community engagement and participate in implementation of these strategies.
  • Review project Scope of Work; advise on potential modifications to better achieve desired project outcomes.
  • Serve as a subject area expert on the design team; attend volunteer design team meetings.
  • Participate in the selection of a nationally-recognized creative placekeeping/placemaking consultant.

Responsibilities Within Project Scope of Work

TASK 2. Site Analysis & Synthesis

  • Visit the site and explore possible creative uses of the arts for alleyway activation.
  • Research similar projects that have used the arts to create gateway sites.

TASK 3.  Stakeholder Engagement

  • Participate in selection of nationally-recognized creative placekeeping/placemaking consultant.
  • Task 3.A. Creative Placekeeping Best Practices: participate in the organization of a Study Area walking tour with the Advisory Team and creative placemaking consultant. Attend walking tour.
  • Task 3.B. Stakeholder Visioning and Conceptual Design Workshops: co-design and facilitate stakeholder engagement strategies and implementation methods.
  • Task 3.C. Creative Placekeeping Event: consult on the design and implementation of a creative placemaking event which will serve as a public engagement method to prototype and test placemaking concepts and installation in the Study Area; design and facilitate arts-based engagement activity(s) at creative placemaking event.

TASK 4. Final Visioning Documentation & Presentations

  • Task 4.A. Draft Visioning Document & Implementation Plan: consult on draft implementation plan.
  • Task 4.B. Final Visioning Document & Implementation Plan: consult on final implementation plan.

Compensation and Selection Criteria

  • Commitment: 75-hours between December 2017 and November 2018
  • Compensation: $4,000
  • Key Selection Criteria:
    • Demonstrated success with leading and facilitating arts-based community engagement projects and processes.
    • Locally-based: Permanent Asheville-resident for 3+ years.
    • Experience: 5+ years of practice-based experience in the arts.

Submission Instructions

Electronically submit responses to Chris Joyell (chris@mountaintrue.org) by December 6, 2017 at 11:59pm. Acceptable responses will include:

  • Business/Organization name (if applicable)
  • Personal name
  • Contact information (email, phone, mailing address)
  • Cover letter including an outline of your approach to integrating the arts in community engagement processes generally, and how you would apply that to this project
  • Portfolio of relevant experience (maximum 5-pages)
  • 3 references, 2 of whom have direct experience with your community engagement work

The Center for Craft and the Asheville Design Center will conduct interviews on December 8, 2017 and select the consulting artist by December 11, 2017. The consulting artist will be expected to attend a kick off meeting with the Advisory Team during the week of December 11 (date TBD).

The Center for Craft commissioned the Broadway Cultural Gateway planning project as part of its property development initiative at 67 Broadway. The project is made possible through a grant from UNC Asheville supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Darling Green Open Call for Proposals

Introduction

An international and well recognized corporate art collection is seeking proposals for site-specific works for its North Carolina campus. The works will be displayed in and throughout the office space and will expand upon this multi-national corporation’s tradition of collecting and displaying art as a benefit to both its employees and the community.

Site Description

Please see the examples below of the three spaces available for art installations. The works may be in any media, although two of the locations are especially well suited to sculptural, light, or video-based works.

Submissions

The cost of development and production will be covered, along with an artist’s fee. Submissions do not need to be complex or overly detailed; we are respectful of the time and energy that a full proposal entails. Please submit the following, electronically, to info@darlinggreen.com:

— Bio and CV
— Examples of past work (5-10 images)
— A brief description of how you would make use of the space (see examples below) — Any budget, engineering, or other concerns you feel are important.

The budget for this project is flexible, and will in part be determined by the strength, quality, and needs of work submitted.

This call is an exploratory search to assess the interest of North Carolina artists in working within an office environment, as
well as their interest in engaging with both employees and the surrounding communities through site-specific works of art. We hope this will create a specific sense of place and identity within and around the office space and encourage dialogue between the artist, employees and the community.

Artist Eligibility

This project is limited to North Carolina-based artists.

Project Timeline

Installation is planned for Fall of 2018.

Deadline & Contact

The deadline for applications is January 1. All applications will be reviewed and responded to by February 1.

Darling Green is a consulting firm that advises art collections and institutions. We are acting as the agent for this initial round of artist submissions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at info@darlinggreen.com Any material sent via regular mail will not be reviewed or returned.

Artwork location

Option A: Hallway

Ideal for at works or works on video monitors. Visible from the exterior.

Option B: Open space

Ideal for freestanding sculptural work.

Option C: Stairwell wall

Ideal for large works

Twelfth Annual Open Call for Art & Photography

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announces a call for entries for its 12th annual National Juried Exhibition. The National Juried Exhibition was developed to provide a forum for artists to compete on a national scale and display their work. Approximately 40-50 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will comprise the exhibition in the Balcony gallery of the beautifully-restored Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street from February 2-23, 2018. The Emporium is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and other hours for special events.
 
The deadline for entries to be received is midnight on Sunday, December 10, 2017.
 
Prizes include at least $1,000 in cash awards, and exhibiting artists will receive a catalog of the exhibition. 
 
Artists may view the information, complete the entry form, and/or download an application atwww.knoxalliance.com/nje-entry/.
 
The call for entries is open to all artists. Entries must be original works completed within the last two years in the following categories: 2-D (painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, photography) and 3-D (sculpture of all media). Work may not have previously exhibited in any Alliance exhibition. The nonrefundable entry fee is $40 for up to three works ($25 for Arts & Culture Alliance members and students). Up to three additional entries may be submitted for $7/each ($5 for members/students). 
 
About the juror: Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Jeffrey Morton is a resident of Signal Mountain, TN. During a two-year residence in Japan, earlier in his career, Morton was drawn to Japanese art and culture which influences his work to this day. He has exhibited his work regionally and nationally, including the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, and the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga. Educated at Yale University and Temple University, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Morton is a professor of art at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA. Morton is a recipient of a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
 
More information about the program may can be found at www.knoxalliance.com/national-juried-exhibition/
 
The National Juried Exhibition of 2017 featured the work of 45 regional artists as selected by juror Dorothy Habel

AS IF Center Opens Art of the Climate Residency for Artists Making Work About Climate Change

Spend two weeks making art about our changing climate.

As an affiliate event of Asheville Collider’s Climate Con, AS IF Center will host an art-science residency focusing on climate change. This mini-residency will take place from March 11-25, 2018 and will include free lodging, studio space, field science work space, and some art supplies and science supplies. For more information about what residencies include, visit our Residencies page.

Artists may apply for the residency by December 31, 2017 and will be notified by January 15, 2018. To apply, download the AS IF Center – Application for Residency and email it and the required attachments, along with an additional 300 words describing how you will use climate science in your art. You are encouraged to work closely with a scientist or scientists at NCEI.

Send application materials and any requests for more information to sciencecandance@gmail.com.

Visit https://asif.center/home/what-we-do/residencies/art-of-the-climate-residency/ for more information.

Arts For Life Asheville Seeks Teaching Artist for 2018!

Arts For Life Asheville is seeking teaching artist applicants for a 2018 Artist Fellowship at Mission Health, funded by the Volunteer Leadership Committee at Mission Health.

The Artist Fellowship is a 12-month temporary staff position beginning in February 2018, with a pay rate of $35 per hour. The Artist Fellow will teach the arts to patients and their family members one day a week for four hours, split between the Pediatric Inpatient Unit and the Adult Oncology Unit at Mission Health.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has extensive teaching experience in the visual arts, with both youth and adults
  • Proficiency in a wide range of artistic mediums and mastery in at least one
  • Is highly adaptable and thrives in nontraditional educational settings
  • Has a high level of comfort in healthcare settings, particularly inpatient

Visit http://www.artsforlifenc.org/now-hiring-2018-artist-fellow-in-asheville/ for more info on the fellowship and how to apply!

Peruvian Amazon Artist-in-Residence Program – March, April, May 2018

Khuyana
AiR

Application Guideline and Form
Iquitos – Peru
2018

Cz. Residency Program

cz.residencyprogram@gmail.com

+51 940375795 (English/Espanol)

Lima, Peru

About Cz. Program

Cz is a Peruvian non-profit organization dedicated to artistic self- management and volunteering educational programs. One of its objectives is the exchange of experiences among students, young and professional artist, providing a platform for dialogue and conversation to stimulate new ideas and possibilities in the Peruvian art and culture. In addition, Cz aims to promote cultural exchange between national and international artists and craftsmen in order to generate intercultural artistic projects. Within these two lines of work Cz. and Correlación contemporánea team created the residency programs to continue creating dialogues that connect different artistic expressions with the context.

Khuyana Artist-in-residence Program

The residency program “Khuyana” welcomes visual artists, architects, photographers, other disciplines; national and international for the period of one month (up to three months) to develop research and production projects related to the Peruvian Amazon, the community of Cuyana – Iquitos and amazon ancient cultures (Quichua and Kukama Kukamiria). The program aims to create an environment of cultural exchange, artistic production and research, architectural projects, etc. In addition, the residency program works in close collaboration with the self-management space Correlación Contemporánea, the volunteer program Sami Khuyay – Free School and the community of San Pablo de Cuyana, offering artistic workshops for children and young people, as well as the care of the infrastructure and space needs.

Accommodation

Location
The residence is located in the community Quechua Cuyana of Iquitos, around 20 minutes from Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta Airport (IQT) by land and 30 minutes by river, on Nanay River, a tributary of the Amazon River.

The community of Cuyana has its origin in the migration of the Andean Quechua ethnic group to the Peruvian jungle, now known as “Quichua”. The main activities of Cuyana inhabitants are the land and raising livestock. Nearby we find a community Kukama Kukamiria  whose main activity is crafts, there is a tradition in the production of ceramics and balsa wood carving decorated with traditional motifs, vegetable fiber fabrics and other products that represent the cultural wealth held by the Community. Most of the population still preserving them Amazonian ancient culture but they are losing their original language.

Nearby Services:

– Grocery Store

– Hospital

– Street restaurants (average 10 PEN per meal)

– Amazon handicraft studios (Kukama art)

Studio

The studio is called “Wasicha”, is a floating indigenous maloka built with traditional techniques and materials of the Amazon ancestral architecture. The Wasicha was originally the center of Sami Khuyay – Free school whose mission is to strengthen indigenous culture and identity of children and young people of the community. In this time will host Khuyana artist-in-residence. The studio has a large multipurpose studio, three bedrooms available for artists, two bathroom, kitchenette, a large open space for installations, performances, etc., and camping area (only available from July to December).

How to apply

  1. Application form (find below)
  2. CV – Resume (one PDF file with: full name, education, recent exhibitions and work experience.)
  3. Portfolio (one PDF file or personal link, with: full name, statement and a minimum of 3 images of past works.)

These three files must be sent to cz.residencyprogram@gmail.com with subject: “AiR K 2018”. The documentation must be enclosed in one email. The organization will contact selected artist and projects.

Disciplines and media

  • Visual Arts
  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Other disciplines

Duration

  • One month up to three months
    (Residency period: March, April, May 2018)

Number of residents

  • 6

Residency fee

  • 700 US$ / month

Payment method: Western Union Money Transfer or Scotiabank transfer

1st instalment (350 US$)
2nd instalment (350 US$)

Fee covers:

  • Transportation airport – residence – airport (pickup schedule will be provide).
  • Welcome session with a traditional amazon dinner.
  • Residency period accommodation in floating amazon maloka with shared rooms.
  • Weekly meetings and talks organized by coordinators to exchange information and ideas about a proposed topic.
  • The organization is committed to holding two art exhibitions that will show the artist-in-residence products in two cities, the first one in Iquitos at the end of residency period, then pieces will be moving to the second exhibition in Lima.
  • The AiR program will provide the space and promotion for resident’s open studios or workshops.
  • The AiR program will provide the cultural promotion for resident’s exhibition in social medias, national Tv and/or radio.
  • Invitation letters and certificates of participation to the participants will be extended.

Obligations of residents:

  • Residents should pay their air tickets, meals, art supplies and other expenses.
  • The residents must organize and lead one Open studio or workshop during their stay.
  • The resident commits to develop the proposed project in the application form within the term of the residency program.
  • Residents must have the ability to adapt to a new cultural context and be self-sufficient and independent to carry out their project or research.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish or English, if the resident needs translation service to communicate the organization is not responsible.
  • During the period, resident artists are prohibited from carrying contraband, flammable materials, explosives, and other hazardous items, and must comply with the regulations governing the use of sites, space or facilities. Individuals are expected to be responsible for themselves.

__________________________________________________________

AiR

Application Form

Iquitos – Perú

2018

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full name:

Career:
Current Address:
City and country:
Phone number:

Date of birth:

Passport:

Nationality:
E-mail:

Residency period: March/April/May

Project name

Project details

–       Motivation

–       Medium

–       Objectives

Workshop plan

__________________________________________________________

The application form has to be submitted individually for every member if you apply as a group.Nota:

  1. Applicants should fill correct and authentic information. If forged, the organization has the right to cancel the application with no dispute.
  2. Attach a photo of yourself to the signature block below.
  3. Please send your application to residencyprogram@gmail.com.

Applicant’s signature:

Date:

Caldwell Arts Council Seeks Artists for 2019 Exhibitions

The Caldwell Arts Council will accept portfolios from local and regional artists for possible exhibitions in 2019 at either our Caldwell Arts Council gallery (four exhibit opportunities ranging from 5 to 8 weeks) or at the Art-in-Healing Gallery (three 3-month long exhibit opportunities at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.  Other exhibition sites may be available in 2019 as well.

All details for submitting your portfolio are available on our website at http://www.caldwellarts.com/157-guidelines/ and portfolios will be accepted through January 31, 2018.

About the Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents art exhibits, educational opportunities and collection programs that foster the cultural arts in Caldwell County.

Our center is housed in an historic 100+ year old home. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional and include 2-D and 3-D exhibitions.

The Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital can hang up to 20 works of 2-D or 3-D wall artworks.

The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits. For information on the gallery space or to see a list of upcoming exhibits please visit our website at www.caldwellarts.com.

The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors and sponsorships.

The AAAC is hiring!

 

The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is inviting applications for a part-time Communications & Operations Assistant. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to info@ashevillearts.com. Applications will be accepted through November 29, 2017.

 

Communications & Operations Assistant

Part Time: approximately 18 hours a week (including some nights and weekends)

Pay Rate: $13/hour

 

General Description:

The Communications & Operations Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Asheville Area Arts Council’s daily operations. Responsibilities will include general administrative office duties, greeting visitors and answering phone calls, maintaining the AAAC’s membership program, and assisting in marketing of AAAC programs and events. This position reports to the Executive Director.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as the main point person for members, which includes maintaining positive and friendly relations with current, new, and potential members.
    • Generate and process new member welcome letters and membership renewals.
    • Maintain membership database.
  • Assist in the generation and upkeep of the donor and sponsorship database that contains donations/sponsorships received, listing of donor’s/sponsor’s name and contact information, and other pertinent details.
    • Assist the Executive Director in generating donor/sponsorship forms and thank you letters in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the AAAC’s general email address, info@ashevillearts.com, answering incoming emails or forwarding them to the appropriate staff person.
  • Welcome visitors to the AAAC and answer questions on the organization and community arts and culture happenings.
  • Assist the AAAC staff in marketing programs and events, including:
    • Adding events, content, and artist opportunities to the AAAC’s website.
    • Generating social media posts and event listings.
    • Submitting event information to free area media sources.
    • Create and distribute newsletters.
  • Assist in general administrative duties.
  • Assist with AAAC programs and events as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Other duties as assigned to provide assistance to AAAC’s operations.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Marketing, Communications or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience with WordPress, social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram), and creating newsletters.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, strong organization skills, and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, creative environment.
  • Superior computer skills.
  • Interest in the local arts and cultural scene.

About the AAAC:

The Asheville Area Arts Council’s mission is to be the collective voice for the arts, advancing Buncombe County by delivering resources, developing innovative collaborations, and fostering creativity in the community. The AAAC traces its origins to a Civic Arts Council founded in 1952. Working with local artists and arts organizations, the AAAC ensures the continued vitality of the rich artistic heritage of Asheville and Buncombe County. Since 2013, over $275,000 has been distributed from the AAAC to Buncombe County arts and culture organizations and individual artists through our grants program.

The AAAC also offers local artists the opportunity to act as professional curators to develop gallery exhibitions in the Thom Robinson and Ray Griffith Exhibition Hall. Through the Kids Tixx program, the organization provides free tickets to local cultural performances to families in need. AAAC advocacy efforts include being the Buncombe County lead for the Americans for the Arts economic impact study and a Summit for the Creative Sector. A partner of the state’s North Carolina Arts Council and Department of Cultural and Natural Resources, the AAAC is excited about our location in Asheville’s South Slope and our new projects, The Refinery Creator Space and an Arts & Wellness program for Veterans.

Call for Artists: BMCM+AC {Re}HAPPENING

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center announces an opportunity for artists to participate in the 2018 {Re}HAPPENING on Saturday, March 31 at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC.

We invite artists to propose projects that reflect the innovative spirit of Black Mountain College. Artists are encouraged to take risks and demonstrate elements of process, spontaneity, experimentation, collaboration, and audience participation. Each selected artist project will receive a $250 honorarium.

Artists of all genres and disciples are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). The LOI should be a brief one-page outline that described the project, includes participating artists and how the project connects to the Black Mountain College legacy.

The LOI deadline is December 13, 2017 – please email LOIs to info@blackmountaincollege.org. Notification will be sent by January 3, 2018.

About {Re}HAPPENING

Since 2010, BMCM+AC has hosted the {Re}HAPPENING inspired by John Cage’s 1952 Theatre Peace No. 1, an unscripted performance considered by many to be the first Happening in North Carolina.

The {Re}HAPPENING is a day long even (3pm – 10pm) at the historic campus of Black Mountain College, known as Lake Eden – 15 minutes from Asheville. It is part art event, part fundraiser and part community instigator serving as platform for contemporary artists to share their response to the vital legacy of Black Mountain College by returning to its original site in the present day.

2018 Chilkoot Trail Residency Artists & 2019 Call for Submissions

Mark your calendar as February 1st, 2018 is the deadline to apply for the 9th edition of the program. If you are a visual artist and want to spur your creativity on the Chilkoot Trail, apply to be an artist in residence in 2019.

The Yukon Arts Centre, the US National Park Service, Parks Canada and the Skagway Arts Council are pleased to announce the names of the three artists selected for the 2018 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program. Participants will combine their artistic abilities with a love of the outdoors to offer a unique experience for visitors along the iconic Chilkoot Trail.

In its eighth consecutive year, the program invites selected artists to hike the famous Chilkoot Trail, on the footsteps of Tlingit traders and turn-of-the-century prospectors from the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska to the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site in Canada.

Introducing the 2018 Chilkoot Trail Residency Artists

Representing the Regional artist from Alaska is Kristin Link, who will be hiking the trail mid-July. Artist Hilary Lorenz from New York will be hiking end of July to the beginning of August. Josh Winkler from Minnesota will be on the trail late June to early July.

 

  • Kristin Link from Glennallen, Alaska, has been working as an artist in Alaska since she received a graduate certificate in Science Illustration from California State University Monterey Bay in 2010. Her ambition is to create images that explain and inspire people about their natural surroundings. Her work may be found on interpretive signs, in books about national parks, and in museums. She has exhibited her illustrations and field sketches at the Alaska State Museum and received grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. She calls the wilderness of the Wrangell-St. Elias her home.
  • Hilary Lorenz from Brooklyn, New York, focuses on visually translating the visceral experience of urban and rural landscapes into linoleum block prints, drawings, and room- size installations. Her solo exhibitions include Birding, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY (2016), Lean-to-Me, Lake George Courthouse Gallery, NY (2015), Nomadic Geography, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (2014); Lorenz was an artist-in-residence at LMCC Governors Island, NY, (2016), National Seashore C-Scape Residency, Cape Cod, MA (2008, 2016); Outpost Studio, KS, (2014) and ARTSTasmania, Tasmania, Australia (2008); She is an NEA and Fulbright Fellow. Lorenz received an MFA from the University of Iowa
  • Josh Winkler from Mankato, Minnesota, works primarily with traditional and contemporary print media. Since receiving his MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2010, he has been creating works on paper, running a small gallery, building a stone cabin, and exhibiting work nationally and internationally. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Minnesota State University – Mankato, Minnesota.

QUOTES

“The Chilkoot Trail Residency is a signature program of the Yukon Arts Centre and provides one of the most unique and authentically Northern professional development experiences for contemporary visual artists in the world. This initiative celebrates the shared enthusiasm for exploring the continued resonance of the Chilkoot mythology and reflects our strong partnerships with both Canadian and American Parks services”.
Casey Prescott
CEO Yukon Arts Centre

“The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency helps more people connect to the park and to the many stories of the Klondike Gold Rush. Over the past several years, we have benefited from many different artists working in a variety of media. They have impressed hikers while working along the trail, and they have enhanced memories of the trail in their public presentations afterward. And through their work, the artists reach people who may not be able to hike the Chilkoot Trail or who may never have heard of the site or story. The program not only raises public consciousness about the park, but also about art, public lands, and stewardship overall.”
Mike Tranel
Superintendent, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, US National Park Service

RELATED LINKS & MORE INFORMATION

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program Information & Application

Parks Canada Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program

Yukon Arts Centre

National Park Service