Alabama Hills National Scenic Area
A granite arch with tall mountains in the background.

The Alabama Hills are a formation of rounded rocks and eroded hills set between the jagged peaks of the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley. In March of 2019 Congress designated 18,745 acres of the Alabama Hills as a National Scenic Area. The unique geological formation of the Alabama Hills was created by uplifting 100 million years ago. Hundreds of natural arches and windows can be found throughout the area.

The desert landscape is dotted with sagebrush and small cactus varieties. Plants must adapt to the harsh environments of extremely hot summers and cold winters. With these special adaptations of plants brings some equally extreme animals to the hills such as Black- tailed- hare, white tailed antelope squirrel, and chuckwalla.

Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Artist in Residence is in its second year of the program! We hosted our first two artist in 2022 and we are so excited to continue to grow our program and provide inspiration and recognition to our future artist.

Current Artist-in-Residence Opportunities:

Applications are now open for the 2023 Residency!

Contact: Ginger Wojciechowski

Application Deadline: April 30, 2023

More Info: Application and more information can be provided by the contact above.

The BLM Bishop Field Office is accepting applications for artists to be inspired by the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area. Residency will be 7 days between October 1, 2023 and November 11, 2023. Exact dates are based on the availability of the artist and Bishop Field Office. There is a possibility for housing during residency, details will be provided if the option is present. Artists will have the opportunity to speak with Park Rangers and explore the many scenic areas within the Alabama Hills, located amongst the Sierra Nevada skyline.

Quick Links

Alabama Hills National Scenic Area

Point of Contact

Alabama Hills NSA
BLM Bishop Field Office
351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100
Bishop, CA 93514

Email: Ginger Wojciechowski

Featured Photos

Heather Heckel's images of the Alabama Hills were created using photography, colored pencil and vinyl
Past resident Heather Heckel created images using photography, colored pencil and vinyl.