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2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, BLACK MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT

Call for Submissions

Plumas Arts is working with the Plumas National Forest on our 3rd annual collaboration to select and showcase the 2016 Artist in Residence at the Black Mountain Lookout on the Plumas National Forest.

The Artist in Residence program provides a unique opportunity for one artist to spend four nights at the Black Mountain Lookout to draw upon the breathtaking landscapes of the Plumas National Forest for inspiration. In return, the program asks that the artist donate an original piece of framed artwork and/or body of work from this experience and work with Plumas Arts to make a public presentation of the work in November or December of 2016.

Black-Mountain-Lookout
Rainbow-lookout

The Artist-In-Residence seeks to use art to explore the many ways in which people relate to the Plumas National Forest. The program goals include:

  • Capture the beauty and spirit of the Plumas National Forest (PNF) through the creation of a high-quality art;
  • Provide learning opportunities through the arts and visitors to the PNF
  • Help citizens understand the connections between public lands, out use of natural resources and our emotional ties to beauty, nature and self expression, thus serving as a link between the utilitarian and aesthetic values of the forest; and
  • Celebrate the power of the arts - and artists - to explore and interpret the forest environment and the forest related issues.

Artist selection is based on an evaluation system that includes: how the artwork will support the forest's interpretive themes, resume of professional art work, application packet and electronic file of artist work or web-site link.    

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Artist selection is based on an evaluation system that includes: how the artwork will support the forest's interpretive themes, resume of professional art work, application packet and electronic file of artist work or web-site link.

For the 2016 residency program artists are invited to submit fine art work: drawing paintings printmaking, 3-dimensional works or literary: poetry or short prose. Unfortunately photography and media arts will not be considered this year.

The Application Process requires that the artist submit information about their artwork and art background, their personal interest in spending time in the lookout and ideas for public presentations of their work. In the case of a fine arts submission, two representative samples of the artists' work are to be delivered to the Plumas Arts Gallery, 525 Main Street in Quincy CA between March 9th and 11th from 11am to 4pm. Appointments for delivery are requested.

For more information or to request an application packet contact Plumas Arts at 530-283-3402 or email information@plumasarts.org

The application form is attached

ABOUT THE BLACK MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT
Photos by Liz Odell

The newly refurbished Black Mountain Lookout located at 7,161' in elevation on the eastern edge of the Plumas National Forest. The seventy-five year old Black Mountain Lookout comes with a commanding view to the east of Nevada's Basin and Range folds, to the north stands the higher, still active Thompson Peak Lookout; at the bottom of the Sierra Nevada's East side escarpment sits the sometimes colorful, however, often dry Honey Lake

Out of service for over thirty years, this building was built in the late 1930s/early 1940s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It served as a home and office for rangers who worked on the historic Milford Ranger District, now known as the Beckwourth Ranger District.

It has recently been retrofitted by a group of very dedicated volunteers with electricity, a heater, stove, refrigerator and updated lighting rod to ground technology.

 

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