Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
The purpose of the Artist-in-Residence Program at GSENM is to promote awareness through art of the exceptional natural and cultural treasures preserved and protected by GSENM. The program aspires to share the scenic beauty and unique stories of National Conservation Lands with the public through the world of art.
The program provides artistic and educational opportunities to promote a deeper understanding of, and a dialogue about, the natural, cultural, and historic resources in GSENM. It also provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of the National Conservation Lands and their connections to the local communities. The residencies allow uninterrupted time in a stimulating and rugged environment for artists to pursue their work and share it with the public.
At this time, GSENM and our local community partner organizations offer two artist-in-residence opportunities each year. One is the Photography Artist-in-Residence in May hosted in Kanab, Utah, with Amazing Earthfest. The second is the Plein Air Artist-in-Residence in September hosted in Escalante, Utah, with the Escalante Canyons Art Festival. Details about each residency are provided below.
PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
May 2015 Photography Artist in Residence Program Details
May 2015 Photography Artist in Residence Application Form
PLEIN AIR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
September 2015 Plein Air Artist in Residence Program Details
September 2015 Plein Air Artist in Residence Application Form
MEET OUR ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
2014 Plein Air Artist-in-Residence
Dennis Farris, Fort Worth, TX
2013 Plein Air Artist-in-Residence
Wayne Geary, Salt Lake City, UT
2012 Plein Air Artist-in-Residence
Nancy Lewis, Palisade, CO