Artist In Residence

Deadline for 2018 Applications - Closed
For consideration, applications for each seasonal residency must be received by the park at or before the following deadlines:

May 2018 Spring Residency - closed
July 2018 Summer Residency - closed
Mid-October/Mid-November 2018 Fall Residency - closed

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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Upcoming Artists

Wes Ferguson Fall GUMO AIR
Wes Ferguson
Wes Ferguson - 2017 Fall Artist in Residence

Wes Ferguson is a journalist and author of two nonfiction books, The Blanco River and Running the River: Secrets of the Sabine, both from Texas A&M University Press. A former newspaper reporter and editor, he also writes for magazines like Texas Monthly and Texas Highways, and was recently awarded a grant from the Burdine Johnson Foundation to begin work on his third book. A Piney Woods native, Ferguson worked in the East Texas Oil Patch from age 15 through 18 and later studied journalism at Kilgore College. He holds a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin where he was managing editor of The Daily Texan. Ferguson now lives in Austin with his fiancée, Laura, their five fish, and lots of plants. Visit his website at

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 - Spring 2018 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.

Last updated: January 18, 2018

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