2018 Artist In Residence Program

Applications for the 2018 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Plein Air Artist in Residence are open until April 8, 2018.  


Phipps Reflection by Scott Geary, 2017 GSENM Artist in Residence

The purpose of the Artist-in-Residence partnership between Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), Escalante Canyons Art Festival, Glen Canyon Natural History Association and Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners is to promote awareness through the arts of the exceptional natural and cultural treasures within the Monument. The program aspires to share the scenic beauty and unique stories of National Conservation Lands with the public through artistic expression.  The residency provides artistic and educational opportunities to promote a deeper understanding of the natural, cultural and historic resources on GSENM. It provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of the National Conservation Lands and their connection to the local community. It also allows uninterrupted time in a stimulating and rugged environment for an artist to pursue their work and share it with the public.

GSENM Artist-in-Residence – Plein Air Applications accepted thru April 8, 2018.  Application materials can be downloaded below. If you are a plein air artist who seeks the opportunity to capture and celebrate Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s diverse and stunning landscapes for the month of September and wish to showcase your work at the Escalante Canyons Art Festival, please apply.


2018 AiR Plein Air Program Details

2018 AiR Plein Air Application Form

For more information, please contact:

Allysia Angus

GSENM Artist in Residence Program Coordinator

aangus@blm.gov or 435-826-5615.