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!


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 2018 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program. 

Josh Winkler

Josh Winkler from Mankato, Minnesota, works primarily with traditional and contemporary print media. Since receiving his MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2010, he has been creating works on paper, running a small gallery, building a stone cabin, and exhibiting work nationally and internationally. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Minnesota State University – Mankato, Minnesota.
www.joshwinkler.com

Josh will be on the trail from June 27th to July 10th, 2018.  Join him for his art talks:

Sunday, July 1st
Sheep Camp (Chilkoot Trail)
7:00pm AK Time
Art Work Shop: Woodcut postcard print making workshop

Friday, July 6th
Lindeman City (Chilkoot Trail)
7:00pm AK Time
Art Work Shop: Woodcut postcard print making workshop

Wednesday, July 11
National Park Service Auditorium Skagway, Broadway 2nd Ave
10:30am AK Time
Art Talk: Gold and the Natural Environment from California to the Klondike: Josh will present a PowerPoint lecture describing the trajectory of his art. He will discuss the perceived relationships between recent work he has created about the California gold rush of the 1850s and the Klondike gold rush that occurred 50 years later. His presentation will include sketches from his time as an artist in residence on the Chilkoot Trail. The talk will explore the environmental and societal impacts of the boom and bust cycles of the gold rushes in California and the Klondike.

Friday, July 13
Whitehorse, Arts Underground 305 Main St
5:30pm YT Time
Art Talk: Gold and the Natural Environment from California to the Klondike: Josh will present a PowerPoint lecture describing the trajectory of his art. He will discuss the perceived relationships between recent work he has created about the California gold rush of the 1850s and the Klondike gold rush that occurred 50 years later. His presentation will include sketches from his time as an artist in residence on the Chilkoot Trail. The talk will explore the environmental and societal impacts of the boom and bust cycles of the gold rushes in California and the Klondike.  


Kristin Link

 

Kristin Link from Glennallen, Alaska, has been working as an artist in Alaska since she received a graduate certificate in Science Illustration from California State University Monterey Bay in 2010. Her ambition is to create images that explain and inspire people about their natural surroundings. Her work may be found on interpretive signs, in books about national parks, and in museums. She has exhibited her illustrations and field sketches at the Alaska State Museum and received grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. She calls the wilderness of the Wrangell-St. Elias her home.
www.kristinillustration.com

Kristin will be on the trail from July 9th to July 22nd, 2018.  Join her for her art talks:

Friday, July 13
Sheep Camp (Chilkoot Trail)
7:00pm AK Time
Art Talk: Science Illustrations and field sketching on the Chilkoot Trail

Wednesday, July 18
Lindeman City (Chilkoot Trail)
7:00pm AK Time
Art Talk: Science Illustrations and field sketching on the Chilkoot Trail

Monday, July 23
Whitehorse, Old Fire Hall, 1105 Front Street
5:30pm YT Time
Art Talk: Kristin will give a talk about her work as a science illustrator and how her life in Alaska and traveling in the backcountry influences her work. She will present field sketches, cyanotypes of drawings of historical photos, and landscapes that she has created on the Chilkoot Trail.

Wednesday, July 25
Skagway, National Park Service Auditorium, Broadway 2nd Ave
10:30am AK Time
Art Talk: Kristin will give a talk about her work as a science illustrator and how her life in Alaska and traveling in the backcountry influences her work. She will present field sketches, cyanotypes of drawings of historical photos, and landscapes that she has created on the Chilkoot Trail.  


Hilary Lorenz

Credit: Da Ping Luo

Hilary Lorenz from Brooklyn, New York, focuses on visually translating the visceral experience of urban and rural landscapes into linoleum block prints, drawings, and room- size installations. Her solo exhibitions include Birding, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY (2016), Lean-to-Me, Lake George Courthouse Gallery, NY (2015), Nomadic Geography, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (2014); Lorenz was an artist-in-residence at LMCC Governors Island, NY, (2016), National Seashore C-Scape Residency, Cape Cod, MA (2008, 2016); Outpost Studio, KS, (2014) and ARTSTasmania, Tasmania, Australia (2008); She is an NEA and Fulbright Fellow. Lorenz received an MFA from the University of Iowa.
hilarylorenz.com

Hilary will be on the trail from July 25th to August 7th, 2018.  Join her for her art talks:

Friday, July 29
Sheep Camp (Chilkoot Trail)
7:00pm AK Time
Art Activity: Chilkoot Bingo. Play with our artist in residence on 200 one of a kind Chillin’ on the Chilkoot bingo game pieces.

Friday, August 3
Lindeman City (Chilkoot Trail)
7:00pm AK Time
Art Activity: Chilkoot Bingo. Play with our artist in residence on 200 one of a kind Chillin’ on the Chilkoot bingo game pieces.

Wednesday, August 8
Whitehorse, Arts Underground 305 Main St.
5:30pm YT Time
Art Talk: Backpacking, printmaking, encountering nature, and experiencing raw solitude. Hilary will discuss her progression as an artist working in various media. This will include her many residency experiences including 3 months in Tasmania, 8 weeks in a beach shack on Cape Cod, MA, and working in her Abiquiu, NM studio. She will describe her new work created during her residency on the Chilkoot trail including one of a kind Chilkoot bingo cards and game pieces.

Friday, August 10
Skagway, National Park Service Auditorium, Broadway 2nd Ave
10:30am AK Time
Art Talk: Backpacking, printmaking, encountering nature, and experiencing raw solitude. Hilary will discuss her progression as an artist working in various media. This will include her many residency experiences including 3 months in Tasmania, 8 weeks in a beach shack on Cape Cod, MA, and working in her Abiquiu, NM studio. She will describe her new work created during her residency on the Chilkoot trail including one of a kind Chilkoot bingo cards and game pieces.

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