2019 Artists-in-Residence

Mesa Verde National Park’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program provides professional artists the opportunity to become part of a long established tradition of artists creating art in our national parks. The AIR program is managed for the park by the nonprofit Mesa Verde Museum Association. This year’s artists were selected from applicants with submissions featuring a variety of media and inspirations. The final artists were chosen based on their artwork, their statement of purpose, the compatibility of their proposed projects with the interpretive themes of the park, and their unique ideas for public programs. Learn more at www.mesaverde.org or Mesa Verde's Artist in Residence Program.

The 2019 Mesa Verde National Park Artists in Residence (AIR) have been selected and are described below. Each artist will offer a free public program in the park during their residency.
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Artist-In-Residence for 2019*

April 29 to May 11
Adam Goodwin, Composer/Musician.
Originally from Texas, Adam currently lives in Berlin, Germany. He is a double bassist, composer, and visual artist. He brings a unique approach to his musical interpretations of nature. As composer and interpreter, he strives to return to a primordial mode of expression which places the highest priority on the individuality of the performer and the spontaneity of each unique moment. After completing degrees in classical and contemporary double bass performance, he has expanded his musical output to include a wide variety of genres, approaches, and techniques, including acoustic free improvisation, electro-acoustic composition, precisely composed “new music” scores, experimental rock, and traditional Turkish, Greek and Arabic music. Adam has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.

May 13 to May 25
Deborah Jojola, Kiva Mural Artist.
Printmaker, painter, and art installation artist, Deborah will be exploring the theme, "A Living Link between Past and Present Ways of Life.” Being from Isleta and Jemez Pueblo, she is looking forward to the opportunity to be immersed in her ancestral lands. Her fascination is with traditional Pueblo frescos that were used many centuries ago in Kiva walls for ceremonial healing, rituals, seasonal changes, and celebrations. This form of storytelling is no longer being used by most Pueblos today. Why? Who were the fresco mural artists of that time? Men, women, special people within the clanship? These are some of the questions that influence her art, research, and curiosity. She states, “It is very exciting to discover and explore age-old traditions and revive them through my art work".

September 2 to September 14
Linda Rose, Writer/Painter.

September 17 to September 29
Jaini Hadley, Weaver/Textile Artist.


Last updated: September 4, 2019

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