Artist In Residence Program

Applications for the 2017 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Plein Air Artist in Residence closed in March 2017.  Applications are typically called for early in the year.  Please check back in early 2018 for the next application call.  Information about the 2017 residency is included below.


2016 Artist in Residence-LorettaDomaszewski “Main Canyon Lookout” 9×12 Oil

The purpose of the Artist-in-Residence partnership between Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), Glen Canyon Natural History Association, and Escalante Canyons Art Festival 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. The residency provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of the National Conservation Lands and their connection to the local community. It 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 March 12, 2017.  Application materials can be downloaded from: 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, apply by March 12, 2017.

Program Details

Application Form

For more information, please contact:

Allysia Angus

GSENM Artist in Residence Program Coordinator or 435-826-5615.