National forest seeks artists for interpretive program

Release Date: Apr 9, 2014  

National forest seeks artists for interpretive program


Sonora, Calif. (April 9, 2014)… The Stanislaus National Forest is accepting applications for the 2014 Artist in the Woods program, where professional artists stay for two weeks in a historic cabin in the woods during the fall. 

With the goal of creating a sense of stewardship for the beauty of the natural and cultural resources of the Stanislaus National Forest, the Artist in the Woods Program provides professional artists of all media an opportunity to receive creative inspiration from the Sierra Nevada landscape, while pursuing their artistic discipline. 

Artists who are selected will stay in a historic cabin on the Summit Ranger District for two weeks in September or October. A stipend will be provided to the artist from 3 Forests Interpretive Association for meals, a portion of travel, and a small portion of supplies. 

In return, participating artists are asked to donate an original piece of artwork (in the case of performing arts, this may be a performance) from and representative of their stay on the Stanislaus National Forest and conduct a workshop instructing the public in their discipline. The Forest is accepting applications until May 1.

For questions or more information, contact Marie Malo, Interpretive Specialist at 209-965-3434 ext. 5345 or