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BLM and Friends of Black Rock-High Rock Calling Artists for Spring Residencies

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blm_logo-300x261-9578782-2990779Winnemucca, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District (BLM) and Friends of Black Rock-High Rock are looking for artists to share their appreciation of one of Northern Nevada’s icons, the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA).  Applications for spring residences in the Artists in Residence program will be accepted until March 31.
Selected artists will schedule residencies for two weeks in May or June 2015. They will be required to create at least one piece of artwork inspired by the Black Rock Desert NCA that will be featured in an exhibition in the summer or fall of 2015.  Artists will receive a $350 stipend from Friends of Black Rock-High Rock for developing their work.
The Artist-in-Residence program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Conservation Lands.  The program provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue regarding the value of preserving public lands.
The Black Rock Artist-in-Residence program is open to artists working in any field (including but not limited to painters, photographers, sculptors, cinematographers, poets, musicians, and new-media artists), who are over 18 years of age, and United States residents who meet the application criteria.
Application submissions should include a resume, statement of purpose, samples of artwork and a response to the application questionnaire.  Application proposals should reflect the artist’s unique perspective of cultural and natural resources.  Winning proposals will promote public appreciation of the landscape, raise awareness of its unique and fragile nature, and inspire conduct that helps to preserve its resources.  A panel of jurors will judge the applicant pool. Selected applicants will be notified no later than April 21.
Further information, guidelines and applications are available at www.blackrockdesert.org/AiR or by calling 775-557-2900.  You may also contact Barbara Keleher, BLM Nevada Outdoor Recreation Planner at 775-861-6400 or [email protected].

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