Art in Action

What is the Art in Action Program?

The Art in Action program of the National Museum of Wildlife Art is designed to provide Museum visitors with access to contemporary artists and their techniques and encourage active participation in the art making process.

Program Description

Artists will work in Johnston Hall, a central gathering place for visitors, as well as outside on the Walter Hood designed Sculpture Trail and amphitheater. Artists will create an intimate atmosphere where museum visitors can learn about the artist’s specific medium and participate in hands-on art making projects. Artists are also invited to exhibit finished works in the Museum’s rotunda to enhance the visitor’s understanding of the artistic process from the very beginning of an idea to a completed work of art. The goal of this program is to create a unique interpretive experience for visitors through meaningful interactions with artists and materials, while also connecting to the Museum’s current exhibits.

Artists participating in the Art in Action program will be onsite working with the public from 12-4pm during their stay at the museum. Typically, this is for 5 days. The influx of visitors will vary day to day, and artists are expected to spend the majority of their time actively engaging with visitors and inviting them to participate in hands-on art making projects. This is a great opportunity for artists to gain high exposure with the diverse audience that visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the national parks surrounding it.

Artists are invited to participate in the Art in Action program for a minimum of one week and up to one month during July and/or August. Artists will be given a stipend depending upon the duration of their residency and possibly a travel or housing stipend for their time in Jackson, WY. Artists are responsible for their transportation to and from Jackson, WY.

For more information, please contact:
Grace Davis, Assistant Curator of Education

ContactGrace DavisAssistant Curator of Education & Exhibits

To apply please send the following items:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume, teaching experience, awards, gallery showings/exhibitions
  • Digital images or photographs of work
  • Description of medium and process
  • Proposal for interactive art making project including a brief budget for materials

The museum will consider the following criteria for Art in Action artist selection:

  • Level of experience working with audiences of all ages
  • Overall professional quality and aesthetic of work
  • Technical skill
  • Strength of interactive project proposal

The deadline is February 1, 2015

Send application to:
Grace Davis, Assistant Curator of Education
National Museum of Wildlife Art
PO Box 6825
Jackson, WY 83002
or gdavis@WildlifeArt.org

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