Artist In Residence

Deadline for 2019 Applications - Open
For consideration, applications for each seasonal residency must be received by the park at or before the following deadlines:

Spring 2019 Residency (2-4 weeks in May)
Application deadline - October 15, 2018

Summer 2019 Residency (2-4 weeks in July)
Application deadline - December 15, 2018

Fall 2019 Residency (2-4 weeks in mid-October to mid-November)
Application deadline - February 15, 2019

Program Information

The Artist-in-Residence Program offers professional writers, composers, and all visual/performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park. The program is intended for artists working in a variety of mediums. One or more artists may be selected each year for our residency program. Professional two-dimensional visual artists, sculptors, musicians, writers, crafts persons, and photographers are encouraged to apply.

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2018 Artists

Erin E. Hunter AIR
Erin E. Hunter
Erin E. Hunter - 2018 Spring Artist in Residence

Erin E. Hunter is a trained science illustrator with a background in graphic design. She splits her work between fine art paintings depicting the natural world and technical illustrations for an academic science journal (Annual Reviews). Her personal work focuses on the interactions between plants and animals with a special interest in plant-pollinator relationships. She also teaches the occasional weekend workshop, giving classes in natural history, drawing, and painting. Her time at Guadalupe Mountains National Park will be her third artist-in-residence program completed with the National Park Service. To see Erin's work, visit her website at
Julianna Villarosa
Julianna Villarosa

Julianna Villarosa - 2018 Spring Artist in Residence

Julianna Villarosa is a filmmaker and new media artist from Texas. Her independent work bridges documentary and art to tell stories of identity and place. Her films have been featured by Vimeo Staff Picks, The Atlantic, Gizmodo, and more. Select exhibition and screening credits include Hong Kong Arts Centre, Marfa Film Festival, Honolulu Museum of Art, Cucalorus Festival, and Discovery Channel Canada. She is currently based in Atlanta. Visit her website at
May Babcock
May Babcock
May Babcock - Summer 2018 Artist in Residence

May Babcock is an interdisciplinary artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. Her studio techniques combine hand papermaking, printmaking, sculpture, alternative process photography, and book-arts techniques, creating artwork that addresses contemporary landscapes. She gathers sketches and materials from each site to create innovative installations and works of paper.

Babcock exhibits nationally and internationally, and most recently has shown at The National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Brown University's Granoff Center for the Arts, and The Center for Book Arts. She has taught courses in printmaking, papermaking, drawing, and two-dimensional design across the country, including Rhode Island School of Design, Women's Studio Workshop, and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. In 2017, Babcock was awarded a RISCA Project Grant, the Carelink public art commission, and an artist residency with ABWF. Additionally, she is the founder of, a blog dedicated to promoting the art and craft of hand papermaking. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hand Papermaking Magazine.

Dennis Prichard AIR
Dennis Prichard, AIR

Dennis Prichard - 2018 Fall Artist in Residence

Dennis Prichard is woodworker from Belen, New Mexico whose focus is a style known as intarsia. In this method, different species of wood are carefully selected for grain pattern, hues, and textures and then cut, shaped, sanded and fitted to create the desired object, creature, etc. No stains or paints are used unless absolutely necessary; computers or digital technology are kept out of the process as well. Each piece, an original that cannot be reproduced exactly again, is an heirloom. The wood burned pieces (pyrography) may have color highlights added, but each is hand-etched with special wood-burning tools. The frames are handmade as well.

Dennis has lived his whole life amid the creatures he creates from wood. After college, he worked as a National Park Service Ranger for six years then joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on National Wildlife Refuges across the nation. He retired from Sevilleta NWR in 2011. Visit his website at
Kat Manton Jones, AIR
Kat Manton Jones, AIR

Kat Manton-Jones - Fall 2018 Artist in Residence

Kat Manton-Jones is a watercolor artist and a Saguaro Fellow in the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. She is an avid hiker and backpacker and has logged 265 miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail over the past three years. She describes her hikes and travels in an illustrated journal dubbed “The Katlas”. It is a personal atlas that is part map, journal, and sketchbook. Her watercolors show in Creative Spirit Gallery and juried exhibitions throughout Arizona. She has been recognized with three Honorable Mention awards and an Award of Excellence for her paintings. Her paintings have been featured in the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild and West Press calendars. Paintings and Katlas entries have been published in Cababi and SandScript, Pima Community College’s Art and Literary magazines.

Last updated: August 25, 2018

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