2017 Artist In Residence

Santa Fe based artist Scott Geary is the 2017 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Plein Air Artist-in-Residence.  Scott is a long time supporter of the Escalante Canyons Art Festival and has won numerous Mixed Media awards for his watercolor paintings during the plein air competitions through the years.  He is professional artist who often works on private installations in and around Santa Fe.  During his residency Scott will provide community and school programs in addition to painting the surrounding landscape in preparation for his exhibit during the festival.


The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Artist is Residence – Plein Air Program is a partnership effort of BLM-Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) and the Escalante Canyons Art Festival.  The program receives supporting funds from the Glen Canyon Natural History Association’s GSENM Aid to Parks Program.