Fort Union National Monument Artist in Residence

Fort Union National Monument Artist in Residence

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The National Parks Arts Foundation is inviting applications for its Fort Union National Monument Artist in Residence Program.

The program, located at Fort Union National Monument, in Mora County near Watrous, New Mexico, was the hub of commerce, national defense, and migration at the final stretch of the Santa Fe Trail. The richly evocative traces of a post-Civil War era adobe fort, it became a National Monument in 1954 under the Eisenhower administration. The location is close to historic Las Vegas, New Mexico, the Great Plains, local sights like Wagon Mound and Montezuma Castle, and is only an hour and half away from Santa Fe, the art capital of the Southwest.

The program will offer one Artist in Residence term, October 4 through 28, 2021, and one veterans residence term, April 5 through April 29, 2021. Artists working in media/genre may apply for one of the 2021 residencies at the monument, which offers a venue for a workshop or public lecture about the artwork or process (if the artist is interested in public interaction or performance), as well as an opportunity to donate artwork, through NPAF, that may be included in a national collection or exhibits. Though there is no stipend, no fee to apply. (Note: there is no Wi-Fi at the location.)

See the National Parks Arts Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.Link to complete RFP

Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds that the consistency and sameness, while calming, offers little surprise. She prefers to work spontaneous using dramatic colors in a dynamic fashion. The end results fall in the category of abstract expressionism.  Rather than providing calm, she prefers to provoke an immediate emotional response.  A short while ago, she fused and slumped glass creating 3 dimensional work; however, of late she just paints. She received a Ph.D. later in life and practices psychology in the schools with children. Susan is a Baby Boomer and a happy grandma.
Susan Shipley
Susan Shipley

Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds…

Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds that the consistency and sameness, while calming, offers little surprise. She…

Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds that the consistency and sameness, while calming, offers little surprise. She prefers to work spontaneous…

Su Knoll Horty uses bold colors to explores the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the saturated colors in her painting. She is fascinated by the spatial dimensions, which can develop through the relationship of colors.
Su Knoll Horty
Su Knoll Horty

Su Knoll Horty uses bold colors to explores the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance…

Su Knoll Horty uses bold colors to explores the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the saturated colors in her painting. She is…

Su Knoll Horty uses bold colors to explores the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the saturated colors in her painting. She is fascinated by the…

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Danielle Cartier
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Gary Grissom
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