Artists in Residence in Everglades, Inc. (AIRIE) partners with Everglades National Park to support and enhance the arts and cultural heritage of this subtropical wilderness through artist residency and public outreach programs.
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Cherry Pickman

Cherry Pickman

Cherry Pickman (June 2017) received her BA from the University of Florida, where she studied English, with a focus in poetry writing. In 2009, she received her MFA in poetry writing from Columbia University, where she worked most closely with Timothy Donnelly, Mark Strand, and Lucie Brock-Broido. Her work is detail-oriented and focused in the...
Nick Gilmore

Nick Gilmore

Nick Gilmore (July 2017) is a Miami-based artist, freelance woodworker, and adjunct professor of printmaking at Florida International University. He received an MFA in Visual Arts (2014) from Florida International University, Miami, FL; and a BA in Studio Art (1999) from Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL. His work generally finds form through printmaking and sculpture....
Dana Wildsmith

Dana Wildsmith

(October 2017) Dana Wildsmith grew up in south Georgia, the daughter of a Methodist minister who was active in working for social justice. She attended college wherever her Navy husband’s career took them, finally obtaining a B.A. in Sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College. In 1999, she returned to her family’s land in north Georgia, where...
Sasha Wortzel

Sasha Wortzel

 (November 2017) Originally hailing from Florida, Sasha Wortzel is a New York based artist and filmmaker working primarily in time-based media. Her work explores the politics of space in relation to race, gender, and queer desire. Her current project with artist collaborator, Reina Gossett, Happy Birthday, Marsha!, follows iconic transgender rights activist and artist, Marsha “Pay It...
James Romig & Ashlee Mack

James Romig & Ashlee Mack

James Romig & Ashlee Mack (December 2017) ABOUT THE COMPOSER James Romig endeavors to create music that reflects the intricate complexity of the natural world, where fundamental structures exert influence on both small-scale iteration and large-scale design, obscuring boundaries between form and content. His music has been performed in 49 states and more than 30...