Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 

Artist Loretta Domaszewski paints along the Escalante River.

2022 Artist in Residence Program

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Artist in Residence Program is a partnership effort of between the Monument, Escalante Canyons Art Festival, and Glen Canyon Conservancy to promote awareness through the arts of the exceptional natural and cultural treasures within the Monument.

The Artist in Residence program provides artistic and educational opportunities to foster a deeper understanding and dialogue of the natural, cultural, and historic resources within the Monument. The program promotes the value of National Conservation Lands and their connections to the local communities. Residencies allow artists to pursue their work in stimulating environments and share it with the public.

Meet the 2021 Artist in Residence

Günther Haidenthaller - 2021 GSENM Artist in Residence

Artist-in-Residence Günther Haidenthaller grew up in sight of the Alps in Austria. He played among 200-year-old Roman ruins and immigrated to the United States at age 6. He took art classes in junior high and high school, learning to ski, rock climb, ice climb, fly fish, skydive and whitewater kayak as an adult. Studying illustration and advertising design at Utah State University before he returned to Austria for mission work, Haidenthaller spent nearly 30 years devoted to graphic design, art direction, offset and screen painting, and taking photographs, and 10 years as a soccer administrator. Now he paints full time, “haunted by the ethereal, dreamlike quality of light” that he expresses in his artwork, as resident artist at GSENM.

To learn more about Günther Haidenthaller and his fine art, visit here.

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