The Artist's Journey
© Parks Canada / R. Markel
The Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence program is an international creative journey through Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Alaska, and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, British Columbia. Each selected artist hikes the Chilkoot Trail over a two week period, which allows extra time to work and to savour the experience. The artists offer workshops at campgrounds along the trail, and interact with hikers in creative ways. Watch out for their pre- and post-hike Artist Talks in Skagway and Whitehorse as well!
Parks Canada partners with the Yukon Arts Centre, U.S. National Park Service, Alaska Geographic, and the Skagway Arts Council to facilitate this unique program.
The Artists 2013
July 4 - July 17
Cassandra Loomis is a bibliophile and an avid traveller whose journeys have been inspired by reading one-too-many adventure books. Each new place she’s travelled to has infected her with an even greater curiosity to travel more and paint more. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA and a focus in illustration. For the past 10 years she has been an artist for the Trader Joe’s grocery store chain and creates murals for stores across the United States. She also moonlights as a painter of portraits and restaurant murals.
July 10 - July 23
Nicole Bauberger worked as apprentice and assistant painter to David Bierk for five years. This was an intensive education in oil paint, methods and materials, art history, contemporary art practice and art business for Bauberger. She made her first experiments with encaustic and painted her first dress painting in the BierkArt Studio. In the spring of 1999 she left the studio and has been a self-employed artist ever since. She has toured four different public gallery shows across Canada, and has had her paintings shown in commercial galleries and at festivals. Bauberger studied painting in Ontario, and began painting the Yukon in 2001. She moved to the territory in 2003.
August 10 - August 23
Kara Sievewright is a writer and artist who creates graphic stories, prints, zines, websites and books. She has published writing, illustrations and graphic stories in carte blanche, World War Three Illustrated, Broken Pencil, filling station and West Coast Line. She has exhibited her comics and books in Poland, Chicago, Paris, Toronto, New York, and at many zine and comic festivals. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is working on a graphic novel with funding from the Toronto Arts Council. She is from the West Coast, but is currently living in Toronto.