Canyon Country District

A rock arch framing a cloud


Through an artist’s perspective, the Canyon Country District Artist in Residence Program’s mission is to inspire, educate, and promote stewardship, that will enhance the understanding and need to protect our public land resources for future generations.

The Moab and Monticello Field Offices will alternate each year hosting the Artist in Residence program. The 2022 residency will be hosted by the Moab Field Office and is open to visual artists only. Work completed during the residency must represent Canyon Country District with a focus on the Moab Field Office.

Although not defined, management may request artist to focus on an area or theme within the field office boundaries to bring awareness to District goals and/or objectives.


2022 Artist in Residence Announced

The Bureau of Land Management Canyon Country District is pleased to announce H. Walck, who creates art under the name Pine Bones, will be the 2022 Artist-in-Residence for the Canyon Country District. The residency is sponsored by the Canyonlands Natural History Association and the Bureau of Land Management. 

Walck is a nomadic Moab-based illustrator whose work is fueled by wilderness and isolation. Originally from the northeastern United States, Walck relocated to the West to focus on artistic exploration. Inspired by the environment and ecology, Walck delves into connections rooted within objects discovered in the natural world. Focused on wildlife, bones, soil and plants encountered in the places they dwell, Walck’s illustrations are a personal reflection of their experiences and relationships with the sacredness of the natural spaces encountered. 

A design of a bison with stars and a desert landscape created by Walck.
Bison illustration by Walck, used with permission.
Photo of Walck with a decorated animal skull in a desert landscape.
Photo of Walck, used with permission.


Point of Contact

Shannon Calabro
Bureau of Land Management 
82 E. Dogwood Ave
Moab, UT 84532
Attn: Artist In Residence Program

Phone: (435) 259-2107