The Bureau of Land Management is encouraging artists to grab a camera, sketch pad, paints or any other artistic tool and prepare to capture the landscapes found at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument for the artists-in-residence program.
Proposals for the 2015 residency must be submitted by Sept. 4. Winning proposals promote an appreciation of the landscape, raise awareness of its value and inspire conduct that helps preserve its resources.
Selected artists will spend at least a week developing artwork inspired by and representative of the monument. At the end of the residency, each artist will lead a presentation about their artwork and the value of public lands. T
he artists will also donate at least one digital image of their completed artwork to the BLM, while retaining copyright.
Resident artists must provide their own lodging or shelter. Applicants with vehicles such as campers or RVs are welcome. The staff can assist artists with finding a suitable location for a base camp.
More information: www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nm/canm/artist_in_residence.html and 970-882-5600.