Xavier Cortada, “White Mountain 2,” Oil on wood, 2012.
THE WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
The White Mountain National Forest and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire offer an Artist-in-Residence program to professional and emerging artists. This program includes artists in all media — visual and performing artists, craftspeople, writers, composers, eco artists and media artists. The residency program is an opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being inspired by the forest and sharing their work and their artistic process with members of the public and seeks to use art and creative expression to explore the many ways in which people relate to forests in general and to the WMNF in particular.
about the partnership
The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire (AANNH) works with WMNF to manage and sustain the AIR program. AANNH (www.aannh.org) is a nonprofit organization that works throughout the northern half of the state to promote, support and sustain culture, heritage and the arts.
The program was launched in 2011 as part of the Weeks Act Centennial celebration, marking the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Weeks Act, a milestone in American conservation history. It has now become a part of the Forest fabric.
PAST WMNF ARTISTS WHOSE WORK WAS FEATURED IN THE EXHIBITION:
- James Kao, 2011
- Brian Chu, 2012
- Xavier Cortada, 2012
- John Anderson, 2013
- Kyle Browne, 2013
- Susie O’Keefe, 2014
- Ben Cosgrove, 2015
- Jude Valentine, 2016
- Steve Wilkes, 2017