Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

cliffside lighthouse with ocean waves and sky

The Bureau of Land Management is pleased to announce the start of an Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (ONA), sponsored through a partnership between Yaquina Head ONA, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, and Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses.

This is the first year (2022) of the Yaquina Head AiR program, and the focus will be on attracting local artists with an established connection to “place.” Together, sponsors will select one artist to interpret the distinctive resources found at Yaquina Head through their artistic medium. The Spring season is an ideal time to visit Yaquina Head ONA with a bounty of new life in the form of nesting seabirds, seal pups, and migrating whales.

Application period is OPEN through midnight March 7th, 2022.

National Conservation Lands, such as Yaquina Head ONA, are designated to conserve special features and provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and scientific research. The selected artist will be provided an onsite workspace to develop creative products that help promote public stewardship of the unique natural and cultural environment of Yaquina Head ONA.

cliffside with ocean and lighthouse, as well as tidepool with starfish


AiR Information

Point of Contact

Matt Betenson
750 NW Lighthouse Drive
Newport, OR 97365

Phone: 541-574-3142

E-mail: blm_or_no_yhona_comments@blm.gov