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Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (California) – Call for Artists

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (California) – Call for Artists

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR) announce a call for artists for the group artist residency period of seven weeks, April 27 – June 15, 2021. Artists unable to attend this group residency program may apply for a 6 week individual stay at JTHAR. Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.

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Deadline: 10 Jan 2021

JTHAR supports the CDC, state and local guidelines for limiting exposure to COVID-19 and is committed keeping a small, rural community safe. Each artist can work in uninterrupted solitude as living quarters and studios are private and resident schedules will not overlap. Participating artists practice social distancing, wear face masks, and diligently use hand sanitizers and disinfectants during their stay.

“It’s impossible to describe my time at JTHAR without words that sound hyperbolic, but they’re all true. Beyond unprecedented access to a natural landscape like none other, the Joshua Tree Highlands Artists Residency brought me into a community of artists and neighbors who will never cease to inspire me. When I told a friend about my work in the desert, she gave me this advice: “be the most wild version of yourself.” In an environment at once challenging, wondrous, and limitlessly supportive, JTHAR was the gift to chase the wildest, most fulfilled version of myself and of my art.” – Rae del Bianco

“JTHAR provided me with time and space to not only explore my own artistic practice but learn about an entirely new ecosystem and engage with a rich artistic community. The unique landscape of Joshua Tree is deeply inspirational. During breaks between working on large studio pieces, I would go outside and just paint what I found around me. These observational studies kept my painting muscles strong and ended up influencing larger works. This balance of having the studio, the landscape, and the community at my fingertips made the experience.” – Benn Hambuger

About Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

Founded in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement, and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. The program establishes spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis. Artists innovate, change the cultural landscape, and generate a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world. Each year, 4-6 artists from around the world create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park, a spectacular and unique setting. The space has 15 years of providing a creative environment for artists and writers.

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Zion National Park Artist in Residence – Call for Artists

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.They explore and surround themselves in the sights, sounds, textures, and wonders of Zion to find inspiration for their work. Each artist conducts two public presentations on their work and residency experience.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 29 Jul 2016

Four artists will be chosen for separate residencies in the spring or fall of 2017. Artists receive $300 towards travel and supply expenses once their donated piece of artwork has been received.

The artist stays in the one-bedroom studio in the Grotto area of Zion Canyon. Halfway between the mouth of the canyon and the Narrows, the artist will have the opportunity to be immersed in the grand beauty of the desert Southwest.

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Zion National Park Artist in Residence


California’s National Parks Juried Exhibition – Call for Artists

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to announce California’s National Parks juried exhibition, Celebrating the National Parks of California, – a showcase of fine art of the nine national parks located within the state of California in celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial Anniversary.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 13 Mar 2016

This show will take place June 18, 2016 – October 3, 2016 at the Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 in the first floor gallery.

Cash prizes for first, second, and third place will be awarded at the opening reception to be held Friday, June 17, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The top three winners will be included in an exhibition at the Wildling Museum, June-October 2016. Sales opportunities of artwork with 40% commission to Wildling Museum.

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is the only museum dedicated to using art exhibitions and programs to inspire a conservation ethic in our community and with our visitors.

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California's National Parks Juried Exhibition