Mesa Verde Artist-In-Residence Program

Mesa Verde National Park is Proud to Announce the Artists-In-Residence for 2018.

Ellen Augarten, Northampton, Massachusets, Photography

Rosie Carter, Cortez, Colorado, Pen and Ink

Rick Kempa , Rock Springs, Wyoming, Writing

JanyRae Seda, Boise, Idaho, Painting

Gwen Sullivan, Gilbert, South Carolina, Painting

For information on each of the selected artists, please visit the 2018 Artists-In-Residence page.

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Mesa Verde National Park Announces the 2018 Artists-In-Residence (AIR) Program

The Mesa Verde Artist-In-Residence program offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being surrounded by the inspiring ancient architecture of the Ancestral Pueblo people and the sweeping natural landscape of the park. The park provides a historic, rustic residence to selected participants for five, two-week periods:

  • Monday April 16 through Saturday April 28 (preference to local artists)
  • Monday April 30 through Saturday May 12
  • Monday May 14 through Saturday May 26
  • Monday September 3 through Saturday September 15
  • Monday September 17 through September 29

All participants will be required to attend a short orientation session before being allowed to enter backcountry areas. Also, participants will be required to be a National Park Service "Volunteer-In-Park" (VIP) during their residency. No stipend is provided. Participants in the Artist-In-Residence program will find the cabin fully furnished including linens and kitchenware. In return, participating artists are asked to donate to the park a professional digital image of an original piece of work from, and representative of, their residency in Mesa Verde National Park. Should exhibit/storage space become available, original artwork will be requested.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2018 season on November 1, 2017. All applications and fees must go through Mesa Verde Museum Association. No third party applications or fees are accepted. Application packets must be postmarked BY DECEMBER 29. Any applications postmarked after December 29 will be returned to the artist. For additional details on the program and information on how to apply, download the Mesa Verde Artist-In-Residence brochure (pdf, 1 mb)

For further information about this exciting program, please contact the Mesa Verde Museum Association's administrative staff at:

Last updated: January 27, 2018

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