Black Rock Field Office announces the call for Artist in Residence 2021 program

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA), along with the Friends of Black Rock High Rock (FBRHR) announces the Call for Artists for the 2021 Artists in Residence Program. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021.

Two artists working in any medium will be selected for a two-week residency in Gerlach, Nevada, the gateway to the NCA. Artists will have an opportunity to spend time learning about the NCA and creating artwork in the beautiful Black Rock Desert. Lodging for two weeks in June 2021 and a stipend to cover food and supplies will be provided to the selected artists. Three showings of the artwork produced will be exhibited in Winnemucca, Gerlach, and Reno following the program and artwork may be sold at the discretion of the artists. Posters of a selected work will be produced and distributed to other NCAs around the country.

Applications and additional information are provided on the FBRHR website at or by contacting Stacey Wittek at (775) 530- 6137, or BLM Wilderness Specialist, Kathleen Torrence at, (775) 623-1500.

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.

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Black Rock Field Office


Heather O'Hanlon