How would you like to create your own one-of-a-kind souvenir of your trip to Yellowstone? All summer long, Yellowstone visitors have a chance to interact with, learn from, and perhaps even create artwork alongside professional artists.
Artists-in-Residence for Yellowstone Forever live and work in Yellowstone and engage with park visitors. Ten artists each reside at the Yellowstone Art & Photography Center at Old Faithful for a week or more this summer to immerse themselves in the park, create original art, and share their creativity through hands-on workshops and other programs.
We asked a few of our 2019 Artists-in-Residence what they hoped visitors take away from their experience participating in a workshop:
“I want to create one more positive Yellowstone experience, ignite a creative spark, and inspire a ‘what if’ moment for park visitors. As a child, I visited with a Yellowstone Artist in Residence at Madison Junction. The art experience made visiting the park even more special and inspired me to sketch on subsequent visits, doodle geysers on my school workbooks and paint fountains in the mountains on lazy Saturday afternoons. I want to share that fun with the people I’ll meet in Yellowstone.” ~ Anastasia Kierst, artist and children’s book author
“I’d be really pleased if visitors who claim they ‘have no talent’ are able to make their own paintings that reflect their experiences in the Park, and take them home as reminders of the moment. I want to help them replace fear of failure with the pleasure of creating. The final reward would be growing their commitment to preservation of our wilderness and cultural treasures.” ~ Larry Hughes, artist
“Sure, we will get a better understanding of the principles of vision, but we are going a step further. Expanding beyond the geometry of natural sight takes us into the territory of Art. I know that there will be a handful of participants that use the provided resources to experiment on their own and I look forward to keeping in touch, as they continue the 19th Century art of Stereoscopy.” ~ Diego Manuel Rangel Ruiz, 3D photographer
The Yellowstone Art & Photography Center is located between the Visitor Education Center and Old Faithful Lodge. It is open for the season through September 30, seven days a week, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Most programs take place at the Center but some are at different sites throughout the park. All programs are free and include supplies.