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Artist Loretta Domaszewski paints along the Escalante River.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 

GSENM 2021 Artist in Residence Program

Attention artists! Applications due by midnight April 1, 2021

The purpose of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program is to promote awareness of the exceptional natural and cultural treasures preserved and protected by GSENM - part of our National Conservation Lands - through the celebration of art. By bringing professional artists into the GSENM landscapes for a determined length of time to create works that inspire and promote stewardship of public lands is truly "Taking Public Lands to Heart."

The GSENM AiR 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 artists’ residencies allow uninterrupted time in a stimulating and rugged environment for artists to pursue their work and share it with the public.

2021 AiR website artwork collage
Top row: Main Canyon Lookout by Loretta Domaszewski (2016 GSENM AiR); Skyline #1 by Graham Goff (2018 GSENM AiR); Phipps Reflection by Scott Geary (2017 GSENM AiR); Storm Over Calf Creek by Wayne Geary (2013 GSENM AiR). Bottom row: Smoky Mountain Road by Dennis Farris (2014 GSENM AiR); View Down Calf Creek by Nancy Lewis (2012 GSENM AiR); Self Reliance by Carol Johansen (2019 GSENM AiR) Across the Escalante Canyons by Bonnie Griffith (2015 GSENM AiR).


 Flickr Album

GSENM Plein Air Artist-In-Residence Program

YouTube Video

Point of Contact

Allysia Angus
755 West Main
P.O. Box 225
Escalante, UT 84726

Phone: (435) 826-5615