According to an article in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Stephen Hatcher, past president of the SPSW, and a regular demonstrator at SPSW meetings, has been selected by the National Park Service to be an Artist in Residence at Denali National Park and Preserve for the 2013 season. Two visual artists and one writer were selected from approximately 250 applicants.
The artist-in-residence program is a national program that enables established artists to live in a park while they create park-related art. This is the 12th year of the artist-in-residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve. A total of 41 artists and writers, including 26 from Alaska, have participated in previous summers.
Each artist will offer a public presentation for visitors during their residency. They will each donate a work inspired by their time in Denali to the park’s collection. Pieces created by artists-in-residence from previous years will be on display in the Denali Visitor Center, Eielson Visitor Center and the Murie Science and Learning Center during the 2013 visitor season.
If you are a visual artist or writer and are interested in applying for the 2014 season you are encouraged to visit the park’s website for information and to apply. The call opens on May 1, 2013.