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Call for 2020 Community Artist in the Parks Applications

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NPS/Neal Herbert

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News Release Date: September 6, 2019

Contact: Karen Garthwait, 435-719-2149

The Southeast Utah Group of parks is now accepting applications for the 2020 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) program.

Created in 2009, the CAIP program highlights the connection between local artists and the surrounding landscape, particularly Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments.

The selected artist spends a minimum of 24 hours each month, April through October, creating original works of art in the participating parks and sharing inspiration and the creative process with visitors from around the world. The artist’s work may also be sold at participating parks’ cooperating association bookstores.

Artists must be residents of Grand or San Juan counties in Utah, or Montezuma County in Colorado.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 18, 2019.

For more program details and application information, visit

Submit questions and applications to Karen Garthwait at 435-719-2142 or via email.

Interested artists may also contact Chad Niehaus, Community Artist in the Parks liaison, for more information at 435-259-9314 or via email.

Last updated: September 6, 2019

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