Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 

Artist-in-Resident Claire Giordano
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GSENM is now accepting
2023 Artist-in-Residence Applications

KANAB, Utah (March 21, 2023) – Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program, sponsored through partnership with the Escalante Canyons Art Festival and Glen Canyon Conservancy.

- Applications must be received by midnight April 10, 2023.
- Interested artists may find more information and application materials at the Artist-in-Residence Quicklinks. 
- Application submissions should be forwarded to Allysia Angus at
- Notification regarding the 2023 Artist-in-Residence selection will be made by the end of April 2023.

Meet the 2022 Artist-in-Resident Claire Giordano

Meet the 2022 Artist-in-Resident Claire Giordano
Claire Giordano has a special relationship with Grand Staircase-Escalante NM. She is an environmental artist, writer, and educator following the interwoven patterns of people, place, and climate change. Through visual art, writing, and teaching she strives to help others feel connected to our changing world, because she believes a personal connection to and awareness of what is happening is the foundation for stewardship and positive action.

"I first visited the region when I was six years old on a family road trip. We stopped in the usual National Parks – Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon – and I was absolutely enthralled by the landscape. I still remember the awe of seeing an arch for the first time and hiking down into a canyon and seeing geology in a new way. These memories inspired a return trip as an adult in 2014, and I have gone back every year since. Visiting this incredible area as an adult allowed me to expand my range from the most popular attractions to other public lands. Escalante became a favorite immediately; it has a particular feeling of expansiveness an intimacy."

Artist-in-Residence Claire Giordano at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

AiR YouTube Video

 2022 AiR Flickr Album

Claire Giordano Slot Canyon


Point of Contact

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

Phone: (435) 826-5615