Grand Staircase-Escalante invites applications for 2015 Artist-in-Residence program

KANAB —  Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is receiving applications for its “Artist-in-Residence” program, which is designed to publicly share the beauty and stories of national conservation lands through art.

The program provides artistic and educational opportunities to promote a deeper understanding of, and dialogue about, the natural, cultural, and historic resources in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; and the value of national conservation lands and their connections to local communities.

The residencies allow uninterrupted time in a stimulating and rugged environment for artists to pursue their work and share it with the public.

Grand Staircase and its community partner organizations offer two artist-in-residence opportunities each year: 

  1. Photography artist-in-residence in May is hosted in Kanab with Amazing Earthfest
  2. Plein Air artist-in-residence in September is hosted in Escalante with the Escalante Canyons Art Festival

Click here to see artwork of Dennis Farris, of Fort Worth, Texas, who has previously participated in the artists-in-residence Plein Air program.

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