AMERICA'S PARKS I ENCORE EXHIBITION
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator

This is the third edition of America’s Parks. Artworks in this exhibition are drawn principally from artists who participated in the first edition of America’s Parks, though some were added because they were award-winners in the second America’s Parks exhibition. Wikipedia, the free, on-line encyclopedia, defines a park as ". . . an area of natural, semi-natural, or planted space set aside for human enjoyment and recreation or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats." Artworks included in this encore exhibition depict scenes from all kinds of parks (national, state, county, city) by these exhibiting artists:


Carel P. Brest van Kempen (Holladay, UT)
Anni Crouter (Flint, MI)
Mary Garrish (Merritt Island, FL)
Shawn Gould (Eureka, CA)
Karen Hanken (Jacksonville, OR)
Tom Helfin (Rockford, IL)
Mary Helsaple (Sedona, AZ)
Bailey Hill (St. Helens, OR)
Evelyn McCorristin Peters (Myakka City, FL)
Rhonda Nass (Prairie du Sac, WI)
Jennifer Oakley-DeLaPlante (Cedar, MI)
Anne Peyton (Phoenix, AZ)

Cheryl Price (El Prado, NM)
Aaron Schuerr (Livingston, MT)
Jeanne Rosier Smith (Sudbury, MA)
Mark Susinno (Harrisburg, PA)
Carol Swinney (Casper, WY)
Fred Thomas (Shoreline, WA)
Ezra Tucker (Monument, CO)
Alexandra Tyng (Narberth, PA)
Ronnie W. Williford (Deland, FL)
James Wisnowski (Los Angeles, CA)
Suze Woolf (Seattle, WA)

Works in this exhibition by these artists represent parks in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Sonora (Mexico), Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming. The parks represented are: Acadia National Park, Agua Caliente County Park, Antelope Island State Park, Buffalo National River, Canaveral National Seashore, Cape Cod National Seashore, Catalina State Park, Cherokee National Forest, Crater Lake National Park / Lithia Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, Estero Soladado Estuary, San Carlos, Everglades National Park, Festge County Park, Frenchtown Pond State Park, Glacier National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Basin National Park, Griffith Park, Klamath National Forest, Lowry Park Zoo, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, Mustang Island State Park, North Cascades National Park, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Papago Park, Point Betsie Light Station, Rocky Mountain National Park, Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, Saguaro National Park, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Simeon Beach State Park, Silver Creek Preserve, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Trinidad State Beach, Valley of Fire State Park, Van Saun County Park/Bergan County Zoological Park, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Yellowstone National Park, and Zion National Park.

The history of park art in America is broad and deep, going all the way back to 1871 and the campaign to rescue Yellowstone by transforming it into the nation's first National Park. In 1871, Ferdinand V. Hayden, director of the Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, led an expedition to Wyoming to explore the then-unexplored Yellowstone region. Accompanying Hayden were landscape painter Thomas Moran and photographer William Henry Jackson. After the expedition, Moran’s watercolors and Jackson’s photographs were used to lobby Congress to pass a bill to protect and preserve Yellowstone as "a public park or pleasuring ground." President Ulysses S. Grant signed the bill creating the nation’s first National Park on March 1, 1872. This exhibition is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., and curated by David J. Wagner, Ph.D., who proposed and managed the first tour of the exhibition ARTS FOR THE PARKS many years ago, served as a Juror for that exhibit, and as a member of the Advisory Board of the National Park Art Academy. AMERICA'S PARKS is an entirely new initiative produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

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AMERICA'S PARKS I ENCORE Title Panel

Featured Artwork

(alphabetical by artist's last name)


America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Brest van Kempen, Carel P.
"April Hibernaculum"
Great Basin National Park, NV
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Brest van Kempen, Carel P.
"Flammulated Owl & Relict Underwing Caterpillar"
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Crouter, Anni
"Leap Of Faith"
Van Saun County Park/Bergan County Zoological Park, NJ
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Crouter, Anni
"Betsie Bay Winter"
Point Betsie Light Station, MI
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Crouter, Anni
"This Side Up"
Lowry Park Zoo, FL
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Garrish, Mary
"Beginning of Autumn"
Grand Teton National Park, WY
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Garrish, Mary
"Full Moon Rising"
Canaveral National Seashore, FL
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Garrish, Mary
"Full Moon over the Fort"
St. Augustine National Park, FL
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Gould, Shawn
"College Cove"
Trinidad State Beach, CA
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Gould, Shawn
"Kangaroo Lake"
Klamath National Forest, CA
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Gould, Shawn
"Sabino Siesta"
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, AZ
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Hanken, Karen
"A Grand Tapestry"
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Hanken, Karen
"Southern Oregon Highlights"
Crater Lake National Park / Lithia Park, OR
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Helfin, Tom
"The Everglades"
Everglades National Park, FL
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Helfin, Tom
"Rest Stop on the Buffalo River"
Buffalo National River, AR
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Helsaple, Mary
"Hunting For Bugs - Lark Sparrow, Mangrove, Oysters"
Estero Soladado Estuary,
San Carlos, Sonora (Mexico)
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Helsaple, Mary
"Roseate Spoonbills"
Estero Soladado Estuary,
San Carlos, Sonora (Mexico)
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Helsaple, Mary
"White Pelicans"
Estero Soladado Estuary,
San Carlos, Sonora (Mexico)
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Hill, Bailey
"Palette Spring 206.28"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Hill, Bailey
"Palette Spring 206.29"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
McCorristin Peters, Evelyn
"Red Rocks & Salt"
Zion National Park, UT
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
McCorristin Peters, Evelyn
"Snow Blue & Green Weir Farm"
Weir Farm National Historic Site, CT
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
McCorristin Peters, Evelyn
"Zion Fire"
Zion National Park, UT
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Nass, Rhonda
"Amazon's Natural Fabric"
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, WI
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Nass, Rhonda
"Succulence"
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, WI
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Nass, Rhonda
"Autumn"
Festge County Park, WI
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Oakley-DeLaPlante, Jennifer
"Beach Bash"
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Oakley-DeLaPlante, Jennifer
"Rocky Rapids"
Cherokee National Forest, TN
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Oakley-DeLaPlante, Jennifer
"Sand Castles"
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Peyton, Anne
"Under A Watchful Eye"
Papago Park, AZ
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Peyton, Anne
"Antelope Island Beauty"
Antelope Island State Park, UT
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Peyton, Anne
"In Perfect Balance"
Mustang Island State Park, TX
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Price, Cheryl
"Blues At Dusk"
Saguaro National Park, AZ
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Price, Cheryl
"Sweet Water Strand"
Everglades National Park, FL
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Schuerr, Aaron
"Evening Squall at the Confluence"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Schuerr, Aaron
"Madison River"
Yellowstone National Park, WY
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Smith, Jeanne Rosier
"Early Morning Light"
Cape Cod National Seashore, MA
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Smith, Jeanne Rosier
"Incoming"
Cape Cod National Seashore, MA
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Susinno, Mark
"Ambush Point"
Everglades National Park, FL
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Susinno, Mark
"On the Hunt"
Biscayne National Park, FL
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Swinney, Carol
"Evening Golds"
Catalina State Park, AZ
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Swinney, Carol
"Caliente Palms"
Agua Caliente County Park, AZ
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Thomas, Fred
"Colorful Neighbors"
Frenchtown Pond State Park, MT
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Thomas, Fred
"Teton Cutthroat"
Grand Teton National Park, WY
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Thomas, Fred
"Silvercreek Brown"
Silver Creek Preserve, ID
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Tucker, Ezra
"Scent of Man"
Glacier National Park, MT
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Tucker, Ezra
"Magpie Summer"
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Tucker, Ezra
"A Cool Drink"
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Tucker, Ezra
"Northern Migration"
North Cascades National Park, WA
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Tucker, Ezra
"Red Tail and Rattler"
Saguaro National Park, AZ
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Tyng, Alexandra
"Marsh at Round Pond"
Acadia National Park, ME
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Williford, Ronnie W.
"Candy on the Ridge"
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, TX
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Williford, Ronnie W.
"Spring Tidal Pools"
Canaveral National Seashore, FL
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Williford, Ronnie W.
"Light at the End of the Tunnel"
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, TX
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Williford, Ronnie W.
"Big Thompson Meltdown"
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Wisnowski, James
"Griffith Park Steam"
Griffith Park, CA
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Wisnowski, James
"Valley of Fire Path"
Valley of Fire State Park, NV
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Wisnowski, James
"Leffingwell Landing Park"
San Simeon Beach State Park, CA
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Woolf, Suze
"Stehekin Sentinel"
North Cascades National Park, WA
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Woolf, Suze
"Knotted"
North Cascades National Park, WA
America's Parks I Encore featured artwork
Woolf, Suze
"Glen Canyon Light"
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ/UT



AMERICA'S PARKS I ENCORE EXHIBIT

TOUR ITINERARY

INSTALLATION PHOTOGRAPHS

Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum, Logan, KS
December 4, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum
Logan, KS

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, Chadron, NE
March 14 - May 14, 2016
Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE

The Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, FL
June 8 - August 31, 2016 Original Dates Now
Extended Through Labor Day, September 5, 2016
The Lightner Museum
St. Augustine, FL

The Lightner Museum will celebrate 100 years of service by The National Park Service by featuring America's Parks in collaboration with Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (Spanish), the first of only three walled cities ever constructed in North America; the other two are (English) Charleston, South Carolina and (French) Quebec City, Canada. The official anniversary date is: August 25, 2016.

National Park Service Centennial Celebration
Overview on Lightner Museum's website

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO
September 16 - October 30, 2016
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts
Joplin, MO

The centennial of the National Park System, celebrated at the George Washing Carver National Monument, together with the Spiva Center for the Arts, in Joplin, MO, serve as the backdrop for a professional development workshop, in which educators will learn to write a lesson plan for visual arts, integrate science and other core subjects into an art lesson, create exemplars of the lessons, and get resources from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education in conjunction with the opening of America's Parks.

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