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Ned Rozell Selected as BLM Artist in Residence in Eagle

FAIRBANKS — The Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern Interior Field Office has selected Fairbanks author Ned Rozell as its summer Artist in Residence for 2014. The BLM will host Rozell Aug. 20–30 at historic Fort Egbert in the Yukon River community of Eagle, Alaska.

Rozell has walked, skied, driven or floated most of Alaska. He is the author of four Alaska-related books, including “Walking My Dog, Jane,” an account of his summerlong walk across Alaska along the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Rozell has published over 800 weekly newspaper columns and numerous magazine articles about Alaska.

“The Fortymile and Eagle area is one of those special places to me,” says Rozell. “I spent the summers of 1993 and 1994 in Eagle, and that is where I decided that I wanted to be a writer.”

The artist in residence program is open to emerging or established artists working in nearly any media – including painting, printmaking, photography, writing, and music. The BLM provides transportation between Fairbanks and the selected site, but artists are responsible for their daily expenses. Artists are expected to donate the use of a piece of artwork inspired by their residency to help promote public lands.

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