Meet Zion's 2019 Artists-in-Residence
Four artists have been selected to serve as Artists-in-Residence in Zion National Park in 2019. These artists were selected from a large pool of applicants representing a broad spectrum of art forms. Please look for the following artists during their residency dates.
Residency Dates: February 1 - March 6, 2019
Photographer, Daly City, CA
John D Cogan
Residency Dates: April 1 - April 29, 2019
Painter (acrylic), Farmington, NM
Residency Dates: September 3 - October 1, 2019
Dancer (ballet), Salt Lake City, UT
Residency Dates: October 15 - November 12, 2019
Painter (oil & watercolor), South Royalton, VT
Public Presentation: Tuesday, November 5th at 7:30 pm, Springdale Canyon Community Center
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's Artist in Residence Program
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.
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 (Volunteer Coordinator) or 435-772-0146 (Museum Curator).
Last updated: August 20, 2019