Artist’s opportunity

Painting in the Alaskan Wilderness Residency Program
Posted: 23 Dec 2019 06:28 AM PST


Gurney Journey

The Alaskan artist residency program is looking for new candidates. Here’s a word from the director, Barbara Lydon:

“Greetings! We’re pleased to announce that the Voices of the Wilderness Alaskan artist residency program will be offering twelve unique opportunities sponsored by the US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and National Park Service in the summer of 2020. Each residency differs by geographic location, modes of travel, length of time and stewardship projects. Participating hosts span the state–from the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska to Prince William Sound in central Alaska to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the far north. Artists may kayak, motorboat, fly or hike while camping in remote areas, all the while partnered with a wilderness professional and engaged in projects that assist with resource management. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for twelve lucky artists (and maybe more, as some hosting areas may select more than one artist).”

“The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. Feel free to contact me with any questions at barbara.lydon@usda.gov, and also check out our website “

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