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Pinnacles National Monument Announces its Spring 2010 Artist in Residence Program

Pinnacles National Monument Pinnacles is pleased to announce that the park is accepting applications for the spring 2010 Artist Residency. The residency period is from April 5 to 18, 2010, with lodging provided on the east side of the park. Applications must be postmarked by February 19, 2010 to be eligible for this spring residency.

The Artist in Residence program is open to all 2-D and 3-D visual artists and photographers. The artist typically produces a few pieces of original work, depending on the medium, and agrees to donate at least one finished piece to the park. Artists also interact with the public, often leading talks about their passion for art and their experience at the park.

Pinnacles launched the Artist in Residence program in the fall of 2008 as part of the Centennial Celebration, and this is the fourth residency. This program immerses artists in the serenity and tranquility of a park wilderness setting. Far away from the lights, sounds and distractions of city life, artists can find inspiration in the solitude and the surroundings of the park.

Interested artists can find more information on our Web site

or contact:

Tammi Skalitzky, 831-389-4486 x243
tammi_skalitzky@nps.gov

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