SC State Parks invites artist-in-residence applications

State Parks Artist in ResidenceStay in a South Carolina State Park cabin for a week in exchange for a piece of original artwork inspired by your stay! The South Carolina State Park Service’s Artist-In-Residence program is open to painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, weavers and other artists whose work can portray the natural and cultural resources found at state parks. The program is open to South Carolina and non-South Carolina residents. Application deadline is Oct. 31, 2016.

The South Carolina State Park Service will provide the use of a cabin to selected participants for a one-week period. In return, the participating artists will donate an original work representative of their stay at their selected park within 90 days of their residency. The original work will be displayed in the cabins and other facilities throughout the park. The finished artwork should reflect a part of the artist’s residing park for present and future generations.

A jury of state park representatives will select the artists. The Artist-In-Residence program is open to all art forms, but those that manipulate or disturb the park’s resources or utilize materials from endangered or threatened species will be excluded. Collecting materials from state park property is not permitted.

Complete details and application instructions are available online.