This is a message from Fire Island National Seashore:
Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Artist-in-Residence program at Fire Island National Seashore. Applications must be received by the February 17, 2017 deadline to be considered for one of the four, two-week residencies being offered.
The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program offers artists focused time to creatively explore Fire Island National Seashore’s natural and cultural features during a two-week residency on Fire Island. The seashore’s, “dynamic landscapes, beach communities, and maritime heritage provide compelling subjects,” said Chief of Interpretation and Education Kathy Krause.
Emerging and professional artists of all disciplines may apply for the AIR program, during which they live in the park while developing a body of work. Up to four residencies will be awarded through a juried application process based on artistic merit and project proposal. Participating artists contribute to the park’s public outreach efforts by conducting presentations, workshops, and/or showcasing their work in an exhibit.
Thirteen artists from disciplines including visual art, sound art, literary art, and mixed media have participated in the Seashore’s program since its 2013 launch.
Top: 2015 Artist-in-Residence Jane Ingram Allen displays her “Piping Plovers” created with paper she made from plants found on Fire Island. (Photo courtesy of Timothy Allen)