Shenandoah National Park announced Pennsylvania-based photographer Sandy Long as the artist selected for the Park’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence program.”We are very excited to debut the Artist-in-Residence program in Shenandoah. This program is a great avenue that will allow artists to discover, reveal, and share Shenandoah’s wonderful natural and cultural resources with new audiences,” said Superintendent Jim Northup.
Sandy earned her B.A. in English, with a minor in Communications, from Wilkes University, and worked in publications, recruitment and marketing at College Misericordia prior to serving as Director of Marketing and Alumni at Luzerne County Community College for 10 years. Sandy is a nationally published poet, a New York Press Association award-winning reporter and columnist and frequent contributor to news and lifestyle publications. She has served on the Upper Delaware BioBlitz Steering Committee, Lacawac Sanctuary’s PR Committee, and is a Board Member of the Black Bear Conservatory of Music.