Meet Zion National Park's 2022 Artists-in-Residence
Three artists have been selected to serve as Artists-in-Residence in Zion National Park in 2022. These artists were selected from a large pool of applicants representing a broad spectrum of art forms. An additional artist, Leah Silva, was unable to attend in 2020 and will fulfill her residency this year as well. Please look for the following artists during their residency dates.John Roach
Residency Dates: February 1 - March 1, 2022
Interdisciplinary Sound Art. Queens, NY
Residency Dates: April 1 - 30, 2022
Dance. Los Angeles, CA
Residency Dates: May 10 - June 8, 2022
Drawing. Jacksonville, AL
Residency Dates: October 17- November 14, 2022
Pastel. Placitas, NM
Art and Landscape Preservation
Zion National Park's Artist-in-Residence Program continues the tradition of these early artists. Inspired by the natural and cultural features that make these preserved landscapes unique, artists use traditional and modern artistic techniques to express their interpretation of the park. Their work provides enjoyment and inspiration to park visitors and contributes to the ongoing conversation about the value of wild places and nature.
Zion National Park Artist in Residence Program
The Zion National Park Artist in Residence program offers professional artists the opportunity to live and work in the majestic desert environment of southern Utah for a period of one month. All visual (painters, photographers, sculptures, etc.), performing (drama, dance, music, composition, etc.) and literary artists are welcome to apply. International applicants are not being accepted at this time.
When in Residence the artist is highly independent, but is expected to present two public programs tailored to an individual's medium, interest, experience, and audience. Holding periodic open studio hours is also encouraged and interacting with the public while in the park is required.
Upon conclusion of the Residency, participating artists are given up to six months to finish work inspired by the Residency. An original piece representative of the Residency will then be donated to Zion National Park. The work may be placed in the Park's permanent museum collection, interpretive collection, or, in partnership with the Zion Natl Park Forever Project, may be used in other ways to financially support the park's Artist in Residence programming. You can view some of the donated artwork on our website.
A jury of representatives from Zion National Park, park partners, and community arts leaders will review submitted materials and interview the top candidates. Selections will be made on the basis of merit and understanding of the mission of the National Park Service. Selections will be made without regard to race, religion, sex, disability, marital status, or age. International applicants cannot be considered at this time.
The application period for Zion National Park's 2023 Artist in Residence Program has ended. Check this page for information about future opportunities.
For additional information, please contact the Artist-in-Residence Program coordinators by email at Zion_Artist_in_Residence@nps.gov or by phone at 435-772-0184.
Last updated: September 28, 2022