Todd Suess, Superintendent of Mojave National Preserve, and I, President of the Mojave National Preserve Artists Foundation have partnered with Samy’s Camera to present a great evening seminar for photographers who want to qualify and apply for an Artist in Residence grant. We are joined by current and previous artists and will provide you with in-depth slides of Mojave National Preserve, application details, and information about the work of the Mojave National Preserve Artists Foundation. This program is free but seating is limited so you must register in advance. Here are the details from Samy’s Camera.
Mojave National Preserve Artists Foundation Seminar – LA
Samys Camera Photo School LA
475 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Date: February 25
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, and carpets of wildflowers are all found in the 1.6 million acres that make up the Mojave National Preserve located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Bob Killen, the President of the Mojave National Preserve Artists Foundation and Todd Seuss, the superintendent for Mojave National Preserve will visit Samy’s Photo School for a 90 minute presentation, virtually transporting us to Mojave’s majestic canyons, mountains, mesas, long-abandoned mines and rock-walled military outposts.
America’s early railroads used art prints to promote rail travel to national parks. This and other western scenic art awakened a nation to the beauty in our national parks. During their presentation, Bob and Todd will also talk about Mojave’s Artists in Residence Program, including how to apply to be an Artist in Residence.
Artists are invited to become part of this tradition through Mojave National Preserve’s Artist in Residence program. Selected artists will discover and interpret Mojave’s landscape through their own creative projects and will become a conduit for promoting an understanding of the Mojave in new and unique ways.
Artists in Residence from past years will be at the presentation to discuss their desert experiences and share the art work they have created. The presentation will wrap up with an opportunity for questions from the audience.