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Release Date: 10/10/12
Contacts: Shannon Borders, 970-240-5399    

2012 BLM Artist-in-Residence Program Artworks Exhibit at Dolores Public Lands Office (10-10-12)

DOLORES, Colo. - The public is invited to enjoy artwork from the inaugural Artists in Residence Program featuring scenes from the Bureau of Land Management’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. The exhibit is free and open from October 12 through November 2 at the Dolores Public Lands Office (29211 Hwy. 184) on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Artists from around the world were invited to submit their concepts featuring the culturally infused landscapes within the Monument to the Artist in Residence program.  Four artists were chosen to find inspiration from the scenery over the course of a week. The following artists were chosen in 2012 on the basis of artistic merit and public outreach proposals by a panel of BLM staff and regional artists: photographer Kirk Gittings of Albuquerque, N.M.; watercolorist Joyce Heuman of Cortez, Colo.; mixed media artist Carol Chamberland of Albuquerque, N.M.; and painter Arthur Short Bull of Estes Park, Colo. Artists were expected to share their vision in one presentation to the public during the residency period.

For more information, go to or contact the BLM staff at the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Anasazi Heritage Center at 970-882-5600.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

  29211 Highway 184      Dolores, CO 81323  

Last updated: 10-10-2012