BLM announces 2024 Artist in Residence program in the Eastern Sierra

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BISHOP, Calif. The Bureau of Land Management is currently accepting applications for the summer and fall Artist in Residence program for the Bishop Field Office. This year applications will be accepted for the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area near Lone Pine, the Bodie Hills near Bridgeport, and other locations within Bishop Field Office that inspires the Artist. The residency is available for a one-week period. Applications must be submitted by May 15.

Artists are asked to share a vision of their stay in a 45-minute public presentation. Following their residency, artists donate a representative digital image of their artwork to the Field Office. Housing or a stipend may be provided by partner organizations.

“The Artist in Residence program is a wonderful way to bring artists into our communities and inspire visitors to care for and protect public lands,” said Bishop Field Manager Sherri Lisius. “We are excited to continue this program this year and provide additional inspirational locations for the artists.”  

The Bishop Field Office provides a spectacular, uniquely rugged and diverse environments for artists to create and share their works with the public. This is the third year of the Artist in Residence program in the Bishop Field Office. The art from the first year of the program is on display at the BLM Bishop Field Office located at 351 Pacu Lane, suite 100, Bishop, CA.

The BLM encourages artists of all mediums to apply, including but not limited to painters, photographers, printmakers, illustrators and graphic artists. All applications will be given equal consideration. Interested artists may obtain an application or more information by emailing the Artist in Residence Coordinator, Bishop Assistant Field Manager Philip Gross at:, with “AiR 2024 in the subject line.