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01/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/17/2020 10:18

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Seeks Graphic Artists for 2020 National Park Residency

News Release Date:
January 17, 2020

Contact:Adam Prato, (319) 643-2541

West Branch, Iowa- Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is seeking an artist for the national park's 2020 Artist-in-Residence Program. This year, the park is looking for a graphic artist or designer to create digital content- posters, illustrations, or infographics- that can used in online or print media.

The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to professional American graphic artists or designers whose work can be inspired by the stories and historic features of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The residency lasts four weeks during the months of June, July, or August. The artist lodges in one of the park's historic houses.

The application period closes on Sunday, February 16, 2020. For details about the Artist-in-Residence Program and how to apply, visit the park's website, www.nps.gov/herberthoover.

Artists have been part of national parks since the 1870s when famed painters played a vital role in documenting the majestic landscapes of the West. It was through their works of art that many first saw these special places in America. Today artists are working in more than 50 units of the National Park Service through Artist-in-Residence Programs. Works from past Artists-in-Residence at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site are displayed in the park's visitor center and used in online media and publications.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/herberthoover or call (319) 643-2541.