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.

Red Rock Canyon (RRC)

Artist Linda Campbell is inspired by the salmon colored Calico's.The RRC AiR program promotes understanding and appreciation of Red Rock Canyon NCA through the world of art. Participating artists will reflect on Red Rock Canyon NCA’s scenic beauty, natural history, and relationship to nearby Las Vegas, creating artwork that will contribute to the public’s awareness and engagement with National Conservation Lands in Southern Nevada and nationwide.

Artists will design and implement a public program during their residency, and will be responsible for donating at least one piece of artwork to be featured in a culminating exhibition at the Red Rock Canyon NCA visitor center during the summer of 2014.

Featured artists: Linda Campbell, Maria Diener and Myranda Bair.

Photo Gallery

For more info. about the RRC program, go to http://rrcair.tumblr.com/home.

News releases:
Red Rock Canyon to Feature Local Artist Exhibits (06-25-14)
Red Rock Canyon Launching Artist Residencies (03-14-14)
Red Rock Canyon Calling Local Artists for Spring Residencies (01-02-14)

Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon

Black Rock paintingArtists chosen for this opportunity will engage with a small community audience and experience the vast open landscapes of this American frontier. Public programs and community outreach projects, and an exhibition of the artists work will be hosted at the Friends of Black Rock Office on Main Street in Gerlach. Resident artists will be ambassadors of the Black Rock Desert NCA, working to promote awareness of the need for conservation and stewardship of this and other National Conservation Lands in the United States.

On July 26, 2014, a reception was held at the Black Rock Field Station at 200 Transfer Road in Gerlach. The reception will feature works by Stephen Chandler and Judy Hilbish. Check out the flyer on our Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/Wg6Xj1

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. Artist’s will participate in a Gerlach school program during their stay, as well as, speak at the annual Rendezvous over Memorial Day Weekend on the desert. Each artist will be responsible for donating at least one piece of art completed during their residency which will be featured in a culminating exhibition of works at the visitor center during the summer of 2014.

For more info. about the Black Rock AiR program, go to http://blackrockdesert.org/artist-residence-program.

News releases:
Black Rock Desert to Feature Artist in Residence Exhibits (07-09-14)
Artists Selected for Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon-Emigrant Trails NCA Summer 2014 Program (05-02-14)
Black Rock Desert Artist-in-Residence Program 2014 Call for Artists (02-12-14)