Friday, February 19, 2016


Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

If you are a figurative sculptor, this artist residency is perfect for you! Be the Sculptor-in-Residence at New Hampshire’s only National Park during the centennial of the National Park Service. This site features the studios, home and work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors.

Each year Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ( offers an artist the opportunity to serve as sculptor-in-residence. Because of the nature of the site and the position, this residency is specifically for figurative sculptors. He or she has exclusive use of the historic Ravine Studio and materials and most tools are provided (clay, plaster, wire etc.). The sculptor, while working on his or her artwork, runs an open studio. Park visitors may visit the studio and the sculptor can explain or demonstrate the sculptural process. This helps visitors to better understand and appreciate the sculpture they see at the park and in their own communities. During the summer the sculptor also develops and conducts, a series 16 -18, three-hour, basic to intermediate level sculpture workshops, so students learn some of the basics of the sculpture process.

The sculptor serves an important role in the Site's interpretive program, allowing visitors to see how an artist works, ask questions, and thus learn something about the sculptural process. For this reason, while the sculptor works on his or her own art, it must be representational in form, either in the round, or in relief. With extensive visitor contact, it is important that this person be comfortable interacting with the public.

This position is a wonderful opportunity for sculptors. Not only does the artist have the chance to spend the summer working on his/her art and receive great public exposure, they do so in one of New England's most beautiful and culturally significant settings.

The Sculptor-in-Residence is arranged through the Student Conservation Association ( The sculptor works Wednesday-Sunday, 8:30 - 5:00, from mid-May through late October. A stipend and housing are included. To apply, go to:

For more information or specific questions, please contact:
Gregory C. Schwarz
Chief of Interpretation & Visitor Services
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
139 Saint-Gaudens Road
Cornish, NH 03745
(603) 675-2175 x 107
Fax (603) 675-2701