2021 Artist In Residence Program

“Stretching Out” 24×30, oil, Carol Johansen, 2019 GSENM Artist in Residence

Applications for the 2021 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Plein Air Artist closed April 2, 2021.  Please check back in early 2022.


The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Artist in Residence – Plein Air Program is a partnership effort of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), Escalante Canyons Art Festival, and Glen Canyon Conservancy 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 close April 1, 2021. Application materials are linked 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 consider applying.

2021 AiR Plein Air Program Details

2021 AiR Plein Air Application Form

For more information, please contact:

Allysia Angus

GSENM Artist in Residence Program Coordinator