BLM Nevada 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.

View our AiR program photo collections at https://www.flickr.com/photos/blmnevada/collections/72157658188020893/.

Red Rock Canyon NCA

Currently, Red Rock Canyon NCA had to postponed their 2016 AiR program due to staff shortage this year. We are looking forward to next year's 2017 Red Rock Canyon AiR. Please check back the end of the year for more information.

The artist-in-residence program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System. The program provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of preserving public lands.

Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon NCA

The BLM Winnemucca District along with partner organization Friends of Black Rock-High Rock (FBRHR) announce the selection of this year’s artists who will be taking spring residencies at the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA). The Black Rock Artists-in-Residence (AiR) program is sponsored by the BLM in partnership with FBRHR.

The selected artists for this year’s program are Megan Berner and Deborah Finley.

Megan is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Reno, Nevada and Deborah is an art teacher and ceramics sculptor who lives and works in Elko, Nevada. Both women will fulfill their residencies for two weeks in May or June 2016. They will be required to create at least one piece of artwork inspired by the Black Rock Desert NCA that will be featured in exhibitions in the fall of 2016 in Reno, Gerlach, and Winnemucca. One work of art produced as part of the Artist-in-Residence (AiR) programs nationwide will be selected for wider distribution.

“We are excited to host these two talented artists in the Black Rock NCA. We look forward to seeing the works of art they create inspired by the beauty of the area,” says William Mack, Black Rock Field Manager.

The AiR program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. The program provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of preserving public lands. It will engage and inform an audience through public programs by participants, and will provide time for artists to pursue their work.

Further information about the AiR program is available at www.blackrockdesert.org/about-us/AiR.