Yellowstone Art & Photography Center

Yellowstone Art & Photography Center

The Yellowstone Art & Photography Center celebrates the role of art and photography in the preservation of Yellowstone National Park and all public lands.

Park visitors are welcome and encouraged to participate in all activities. Programs are free and open to the public and include supplies.

Stop by to purchase art and photography supplies, participate in daily hands-on activities, or peruse the art gallery featuring historic and contemporary works of art and photography with Yellowstone National Park as the subject.

Located in the Old Faithful area between the Visitor Education Center and Old Faithful Lodge, the center is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact us at 406.848.2400.

Schedule of Activities

The Yellowstone Art & Photography Center is currently closed for the winter season.

Summer Schedule:
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Staff-led painting activity: Daily at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The Yellowstone Art & Photography Center will reopen for the 2019 summer season in late May 2019. Please check back again for updates on the 2019 Artists-in-Residence and schedule of summer activities.

Artists-in-Residence

Art was a major force in the successful efforts to create the world’s first national park, Yellowstone. Thomas Moran’s paintings and drawings and William Henry Jackson’s photographs helped convince Congress in 1872 that this place was exceptionally beautiful and valuable. Art has continued to inspire people around the world to preserve places for spiritual rejuvenation, educational opportunities, scientific inquiry, and connection to the beauty of the natural world.

Artists-in-Residence for Yellowstone Forever live and work in Yellowstone and engage with park visitors and gateway communities. They will enjoy the opportunity to creatively explore the natural and cultural resources of one of America’s most awe-inspiring landscapes—and inspire the next generation of artists in and around Yellowstone National Park. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

2018 Artists-in-Residence:

Spring Waterfall by Suzie Baker

Suzie Baker

“I have a bachelor of arts degree in advertising and fine arts from Louisiana Tech University. Following my degree program, I worked as an ad agency art director before trading my Pantone swatches for a brush and palette. I paint in oils and am motivated by color, immediacy of stroke, composition, the camaraderie of other artists, and ultimately the desire to evolve as an artist. I strive to create paintings that communicate truth without telling the whole story.”
~ Suzie Baker

Forward Into the Anthropocene by Agnes Ma

Agnes Ma

Agnes Ma is currently a full time adjunct faculty member at the University of Northern Colorado, teaching 3D Foundations as well as Digital Fabrication. In addition to teaching, she has built a digital fabrication lab and helped to incorporate new digital technologies into the UNC School of Art & Design curriculum. She received a master of fine arts in metalwork, jewelry design, and digital fabrication from Northern Illinois University and received a bachelor of science in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work combines traditional craft and modern methods of fabrication to examine the relationship between humans and their surrounding environment.

Morchella esculenta by Kimberly Moss

Kimberly Moss

Kimberly Moss, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture and coordinator of the Biological/Pre-medical Illustration Program at Iowa State University, has a background in science and art and within the higher education publishing industry. Kim holds an MFA in medical and biological illustration from the University of Michigan and a BFA in studio art with a concentration in scientific illustration and biology from St. Olaf College. Her research interests and creative activities include interactive visualization tools, biomedical public art, scientific illustration, instructional design, and blending the virtues of fine art and technical presentations. The underlying drive in her work is to motivate positive change, stewardship of the natural world, and to make science meaningful and accessible to a broad audience.

Virus Hunter by Andrew Steiger

Andrew Steiger

Andrew was raised in the Pacific Northwest. He started drawing trees and Native Americans on kitchen cabinets in his parent’s home when he was 3, and he has been drawing on walls ever since. While growing up in a suburban development in Washington State, he observed the tensions and mysterious abundance that surrounded neighboring Indian Reservations and National Parks. As a result, Andrew creates cultural landscapes through a combination of figurative illustrations and paintings mixed with outbursts of scribbles, scars, markings and washes of color – he draws from emotional reactions to personal experiences. Themes often include indigenous cultures, wildlife, gang culture, colonialism and the study of human being’s relationship to the natural world.

Picture yourself at the Yellowstone Art & Photography Center

Read more on our website about how you can be a part of the Artists-in-Residence program, or contact Art & Photography Center Coordinator Jessie Knirsch at 406.848.2400 or jknirsch@yellowstone.org.

Photo Credits: Yellowstone Art and Photography Center – Matt Ludin/Yellowstone Forever; Spring Waterfall – Suzie Baker; Forward Into the Anthropocene – Agnes Ma; Morchella esculenta – Kimberly Moss; Virus Hunter – Andrew Steiger.