Alaska, California artists selected for residencies in Denali National Park

Mike Dunham
Linda Infante-Lyons paints with watercolors on a slope south of Flattop Mountain.
Marc Lester

Three Alaskans are among the artists selected to participate in the Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve this year.

The participants, selected from 250 applicants, will spend one month at remote cabins in the park and contribute work that will be accessible to the public at visitors centers.

Selected artists include former Alaska Poet Laureate Tom Sexton, Anchorage painter Linda Infante Lyons and writer Nicole Stellon O'Donnell of Fairbanks.

Out-of-state participants include fabric artists Charlotte Bird and George-Ann Bowers, paper artist Lorraine Bubar and writer Angela Morales, all of California, and landscape painter Beau Carey of New Mexico.

Most participants will be in residence during summer, but Carey and O'Donnell will have their residencies in March.

The nationwide Artist-in-Residence program has included Denali Park since 2002. During that time more than 45 artists and writers have taken part, as have two composers, who were invited under a process separate from the main program.

The application period for next year is May 1 to Sept. 30. Individuals interested in applying can get information at

Reach Mike Dunham at or 257-4332.