Dallas painter Dawn Waters Baker is a recent artist-in-residence of Big Bend National Park, which is a program under the umbrella of the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF). This September, the work she made while in residence at Big Bend (the month of November 2015) will be up at the Mary Tomás Gallery in Dallas. The show takes place in conjunction with the 100-year birthday of the National Parks Service.
The NPAF’s artist residencies are held in national parks in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Hawaii, California, and Texas. For info on those, go here. Applications for the the November 2016 Big Bend residency (which is supported by the Big Bend Natural History Association) are open now. Go here for that. (Note: there’s no internet there.)
Baker is a landscape painter, so her residency at Big Bend makes sense. She received room and board and a stipend during her residency and made a body of work she’s named Reverence.
Via Mary Tomás Gallery: “Opening Saturday, September 10, 2016 with an artist reception from 5:30-8:30 p.m., the exhibit coincides with the Centennial Celebration of the U.S. National Park Service.”
For more info on the show, go here.