OWYHEE CANYONLANDS WILDERNESS

The Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness lies in southwestern Idaho and contains cold-water streams and canyons ranging in height from 250 to over 1,000 feet.   The canyons of the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness and the adjacent uplands provide habitat for several sensitive wildlife species.   Some canyons contain unique rhyolite pinnacle formations known as “hoodoos.”   Visitors to these remote and rugged wilderness areas will experience outstanding opportunities for solitude, very low levels of human impacts, and will enjoy several primitive recreational opportunities, including river floating, backpacking, horseback riding, angling, hunting, camping, rock climbing, enjoying scenery, and nature study. 

The Owyhee Canyonlands Artist-in-Residence program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their art, inspired by the majesty of Idaho wilderness. 

The selected artists backpack through this scenic area guided by BLM wilderness rangers for one week, usually in mid-October. The residency is open to all professional artists over 18 years of age who are United States citizens.

Current Artist-in-Residence Opportunities

We currently have no openings for an Artist in Residence in this location, but please stay tuned for future opportunities.

Point of Contact

Evan Worthington
BLM Boise District Office
3948 South Development Avenue
Boise, Idaho
Phone: (208) 384-3329
E-mail: eworthington@blm.gov

Idaho Artist In Residence Lead (General Questions)
Krista Berumen
1387 South Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709
Phone: 208-373-3826
Email: kberumen@blm.gov