Call to Artists: Stay in the Woods at Whiskeytown

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, as part of the National Park Service’s Artist-in-Residence Program, is seeking professional artists working in photography, sculpture and painting to apply to participate in the 2011 Residency Program.  Selected artists will have the opportunity to spend up to three weeks in an artists’ cabin at Whiskeytown to produce new works inspired by the park’s diverse natural and cultural resources. Feb. 15 is the application deadline.

Prospective artists will gain inspiration by exploring and interpreting this special landscape; the forested slopes of Shasta Bally Mountain, surrounding oak woodlands, majestic waterfalls, and clear blue waters of Whiskeytown Lake.  In exchange for their stay, artists will be asked to give a public presentation and donate a piece of art reflective of their time at Whiskeytown N.R.A.

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located approximately 3½ hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area and 2 hours north of Sacramento.  Whiskeytown is situated just seven miles west of Redding, California. The park features 39,000 acres of forests and a beautiful 3,200-acre lake nestled among the hills and valleys of California’s Klamath Mountains. The cabin is a great base from which to explore the park by boat, car, or on foot.

Artists are asked to submit:

  1. Artist resume and exhibition record.
  2. Statement of intent for residency, not to exceed one page in length, to include: Relevance of work to nature & specific focus of project to be completed during residency.
  3. Sample of artistic works: 5-8 recent images on CD.
  4. Indication of preferred residency dates.

Mail or deliver application to:

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Attn:  Artist-in-Residence Program

P.O. Box 188

Whiskeytown, CA 96095

Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2011.  For more information, please contact Sheila Edridge, Artist-in-Residence Coordinator at, or P.O. Box 188, Whiskeytown, CA 96095.

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1 Response

  1. Avatar Adrienne jacoby says:

    Did I miss it or does this post not state the dates of the residency? It does give the deadline for application, but when will it take place?