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

GSENM Artist-In-Residence Program

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.

The call for the 2017 artist-in-residence program has closed. Check back soon to see the winners of this year's photography and plein air competition.



For additional details, please contact Allysia Angus, GSENM Artist in Residence Program Coordinator at 435-826-5615 or