U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
2014 Artist-in-Residence Program
The BLM Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program creates a structure to share the scenic beauty and unique stories of the BLM’s landscapes with the public through the world of art. The BLM Artist-in-Residence program provides artistic and educational opportunities that promote deeper understanding and dialogue about the natural, cultural, and historic resources on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
The Red Rock Canyon NCA displayed its first Artist-in-Residence program exhibition from July 4 until August 30, 2014 at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. A reception was held on July 9.
The exhibition featured new works and pieces by Southern Nevada AiR artists Linda Campbell, Maria Arango Diener and Myranda Bair who each completed a two-week residency at Red Rock Canyon this spring.
Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon
Featured AiR Artists: Stephen Chandler and Judy Hilbish
On July 26, an artist reception was held at the Black Rock Field Station in Gerlach. An exhibition of the artists work was hosted at the Friends of Black Rock Office in Main Street, Gerlach from July 26 through August 9, 2014.
The artists' works will be printed and presented at both the state and national levels of the Department of the Interior and other government agencies, as well as online with the BLM and Friends of Black Rock – High Rock. Prints will also be used as a fundraiser for the Friends organization.
For more info. about the Black Rock AiR program, go to http://blackrockdesert.org/artist-residence-program.