By Victoria Strange
The deadline for the coveted artist residency, Art in the Park is just over a month away. Since its inception in 2008, the Art in the Park program based in Revelstoke, has provided visual artists with special access to explore, and be inspired by, one of Canada’s national parks.
Twelve artists are chosen through a rigorous selection process designed to encourage a balance of artistic mediums and experience. For the 2016 residency, Parks Canada and the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre will be celebrating the natural and cultural heritage of Glacier National Park. The chosen artists will spend four nights together from August 2 to August 6 in a rustic cabin setting in the Alpine Club of Canada AO Wheeler Hut.
Successful applicants will work closely over the period of days sharing their visions and techniques while creating unique pieces of art. This project culminates with an exhibition at the Arts Centre gallery in November 2016 with plans to tour the exhibit during Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
Past recipients of this residency include notable artists Caroline Scagel, Tanis Rebetoy, Valerie Rogers and Jo Willems, among others. Applications will be accepted from artists living in British Columbia and Alberta.
The closing date is December 31st, 2015. Further details can be found at: www.revelstokevisualarts.com.