The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency is a creative journey through Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Alaska, and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, British Columbia. Each artist hikes the trail over a two week period, allowing time to work and savour the experience. The artists offer workshops at campgrounds and interact with hikers in creative ways. Watch for post-hike Artist Talks in Skagway and Whitehorse as well!

Now accepting applications for the 2020 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency!

Parks Canada partners with the Yukon Arts Centre, U.S. National Park Service, and the Skagway Arts Council to facilitate this unique program.

Get to know the three visual artists selected for the 2019 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program. 

Hannah Perrine Mode

Hannah is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Oakland California. Through her work she helps people gain a more empathic and intimate understanding of climate science, geologic forces, and human geography. She has studied the relationship between people and place while living on fault lines around the world, and can usually be found making (mostly blue) art in the Bay Area and Southeast Alaska.

Hannah works with the Juneau Icefield Research Program to implement visual art as a tool for interdisciplinary learning and science communication. She was the Icefield Research Program Artist-in-Residence in 2017. She will be continuing this work as part of a larger Polar Art + Science initiative in 2018 and 2019, partnering with a number of organizations and participating in residencies in Alaska, Svalbard, Patagonia and Iceland.

In the Bay Area, Hannah organizes community storytelling projects and works as a freelance designer and illustrator. She has a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College and an MFA in Studio Art from Mills College. Her work has been shown at venues throughout the United States in California, Boston, MA, Brooklyn, NY, and Juneau, AK.


Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram

Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram ('Brent') works on the cusp of public art and environmental design. Much of his work embodies conversations touching on traditional indigenous knowledge, modern science, and contemporary practices working towards sustainability and social reconciliation. Living and working on Salt Spring Island, north of Victoria BC, he often explores his Métis heritage rooted in northern British Columbia, such as work with willow, and the aesthetics of the local Salish community in which he grew up. Brent's indoor and outdoor installations, combine photographs, drawings, text, and video, and have been exhibited in British Columbia, Canada, and internationally.
Facebook:  Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram

Sara Tabbert

Sara Tabbert is a printmaker and mixed media artist from Fairbanks, Alaska. She returned to her hometown in 2000 after college and graduate school in the Midwest US. Since 2010 she has been a full-time artist. All her work is tied to the material of wood. She carves and prints wood blocks on paper, or the carved pieces become the art itself. In addition to smaller work, Tabbert’s large scale commissions can be found on display in public buildings throughout Alaska.

Sara’s projects have been supported by grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. In addition to residencies in: the US, Canada, Argentina, and Italy, she has been a summer and winter artist in residence through the National Park Service in Denali, as well as Zion and Isle Royale National Parks.

Sharing art with young people is one of her priorities and she has worked actively over the past ten years as a teaching artist with schools from the Seward Peninsula to the end of the Aleutians. Her work will be exhibited in 2018 in a solo show at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau.

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