Artist in Residence

Susan Watkins painting at Pakenham

2012 A.I.R. Susan Watkins paints the breathtaking view of College Fiord in Nellie Juan-College Fiord WSA, Chugach National Forest.

Applications for the 2019 Season is now closed

This year's Voices of the Wilderness 2019 artist residency program is closed and selections for this year will be announced soon. 

Visit our past Artists in Residence and learn about their methods in communicating the meaning of these lands.


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How to Become an Artist in Residence

The Voices of the Wilderness artist residency is a unique opportunity. It is modeled after traditional residencies in the national parks…with a twist. Instead of staying at a remote wilderness cabin, our participating artists are paired with a wilderness ranger and actively engaged in stewardship projects, such as research, monitoring, and education. The idea is to give artists a sense of the stewardship behind America’s public lands, fostering an artistic exploration of these natural and cultural treasures. The hoped-for result is artwork that communicates something of the meaning of these lands.

Learn more here.