Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument announces 2021 Artist in Residence Selection
MEDFORD, Ore. — The Bureau of Land Management’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is pleased to announce the artists chosen for its 2021 Artist in Residence program. Julie Hutslar and Susan Roudebush will spend one to two weeks in residency creating works that represent the natural and cultural resources of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Each artist will have a public program to showcase their projects. The Artist in Residence Program is one way that the BLM is inviting the public to reimagine and re-engage with their public lands during our 75th anniversary.
The residents selected offer a diverse representation of the visual arts community. Arriving in early June, the first Artist in Residence is Julie Hutslar. Julie is a painter who works with both watercolor and acrylic paints and has used nature as an inspiration for much of her art. In July, textile artist Susan Roudebush will be working on three quilted panels of unique species found in the monument: one quilt panel showing four unique, endemic wildflowers, another panel showing four endemic butterflies or amphibians, and the last showing four bird species found in the monument.
Both artists will have a public presentation showcasing their work and discussing it with the public. Julie Hutslar will be presenting on Friday, June 11 at 5 PM at the Hyatt Lake Campground in Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Susan Roudebush will be presenting this fall, and will focus on why the biodiversity found in the monument is so special and how this biodiversity occurred.
The Bureau of Land Management’s AiR program is founded on the belief that, because artists look closely at the way the world works, they notice things that others may have missed, challenge ideas, and create in a variety of forms, they can provide new ways to look at and appreciate public lands. The AiR program at BLM offers artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline amid inspiring landscapes. Follow along and reimagine your public lands!
This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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.