Banner Image by 2016 Artists in Residence – James and Jenny Tarpley -

Call for Plein Air Landscape Artists

GSENM Artist-In-Residence Program –
Plein Air Painting
September 2017 - Escalante, Utah

Artwork by 2016 GSENM Plein Air Artist in Residence – Loretta Domaszewski

Artwork by 2016 GSENM Plein Air Artist in Residence – Loretta Domaszewski

Sponsored by Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in partnership with Glen Canyon Natural History Association and Escalante Canyons Art Festival.

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.

For details on the program and filling out the application, click HERE

Applications accepted through March12, 2017. For additional details about applying, please contact Allysia Angus, GSENM Artist in Residence Program Coordinator at 435-826-5615 or