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Alaska State Office
Release Date: 04/30/14
Contacts: Craig Tanner, 907-474-2321    
News Release No. AK14-21

2014 Call for Artists: BLM's Artist-in-Residence Program in Eagle

FAIRBANKS — The Bureau of Land Management is looking to host an artist for two weeks in the Yukon River community of Eagle, Alaska, as part of its new Artist-in-Residence program.

The summer Artist in Residence in Eagle is open to emerging or established artists working in nearly any media – including painting, printmaking, photography, writing, and music. The BLM provides transportation between Fairbanks and Eagle and housing during the stay in Eagle.

Artists are expected to donate the use of a piece of artwork inspired by their time in Eagle to help promote public lands.

“The history of Eagle and Fort Egbert is an important piece of Alaska history,” said Acting Eastern Interior Field Manager Michael Gibson. “We’re hoping that an artist’s fresh perspective might help us shine more light on some of these local treasures and how they blend into the fabric of Alaska’s landscape.”

The BLM plans on offering several residencies annually in different seasons and locations, including another in the Eagle or Fortymile region and a winter residency in the White Mountains National Recreation Area near Fairbanks.

More information and applications can be obtained from Craig Tanner at or 907-474-2321. The application period runs through June 13.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 05-01-2014