Black Rock Desert Artist-in-Residence Program Exhibits in Winnemucca and Elko, Nevada


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WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Black Rock Field Office, in partnership with Friends of Black Rock High Rock, will hold multiple art exhibits for the 2022 Artists in Residence.

Winnemucca Exhibit & Reception – Humboldt Museum, 175 Museum Ave, Winnemucca, NV 89445.  Reception - Saturday, December 17 from 10 am – 2 pm.  Exhibit - December 17 – January 29

Elko Exhibit – California Trail Interpretive Center, 1 Interpretive Way, Elko, NV 89801. January 30 – February 28, 2023.

Meet the 2022 Artists:

Collaborative Artistic Team Courtney Sennish and Lisa Rock worked concurrently to create “Leave No Trace”, which explored humankind’s relationship to the natural from different mediums. Sennish created sculptures and Rock created paintings of their experience in the Black Rock National Conservation Area. You can learn more about their works at: and

Author Mark Maynard created a collection of short stories from his time during the residency from learning about the value of National Conservation Lands and experiencing the remoteness of the Black Rock area. You can find more about his work at:

For more information, contact Kathy Torrence, BLM AiR Project Lead, at 775-623-1500 or

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.