GNP New Artist-in-Residence Programs
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: October 9, 2017

WEST GLACIER, MONT – Glacier is excited to have Artist Pam Haunschild here October 2nd- 27th as our last Artist-in-Residence for the year. The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape.  Each artist will pursue their work while in the park, and then engage and inspire the public through an outreach program. The public programs will be related to their experience as the artist-in-residence and can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances.  Digital images of selected work produced as a part of the residency may be used in park publications, websites and presentations for education and outreach.

Pam is a painter of nature and wildlife. She works hard to develop paintings that speak to the beauty of our natural world and increase the desire of viewers to preserve that beauty. She will use her time at Glacier to paint images of endangered or threatened species, whether threatened through habitat loss or from the effects of the melting glaciers. The resulting watercolor paintings will be colorful, highly textured, and semi-abstract, but the natural forms can still be identified.

While in Glacier, Pam will be offering three programs to the public;

Painting in the Park
Saturday 10/7 from 11:30 am -1 pm
Apgar Education Center, Apgar Village

Join Glacier National Parks’ Artist-in-Residence, Pam Haunschild, for an afternoon of painting and exploration. Drop in anytime between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm (or until supplies last) and make a small Glacier inspired painting using vibrant spray watercolors.  It’s an easy project appropriate for children and adults of all ages and it only takes 20-30 minutes.  Each participant will leave with a nice painting on sturdy claybord, which can be hung as is or attached to a wooden keepsake box.  All materials provided – just bring yourself!

Brown Bag Presentation (Meet and Greet the Artist)
Tuesday 10/10 from 12 -1pm
Community Building

Please join us as our very own Artist in Residence, Pam Haunschild, discusses her background as an artist, her artistic process and her hopes for her time here in Glacier National Park. She will highlighting paintings she has done focused on pollinators, including bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, as many of these important insects are declining and have become endangered.

Children’s Workshop – Art in the Park
Saturday 10/14 from 10 am -11 am
Apgar Education Center, Apgar Village 

Glacier National Parks’ Artist-in-residence, Pam Haunschild, will lead a class on painting with natural materials. All supplies are provided.  Participants will use dried leaves, grasses, ferns, stones, etc. collected by the artist to make a small colorful painting on sturdy claybord.  The painting can be hung as is, or attached to the lid of a keepsake box.

Registration is required for this workshop – Please contact the Artist in Residence Coordinator at to register.

These presentations are free and open to the public.

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