Artist-in-Residence program

Project Overview

The Great Basin LCC helped fund and pilot an Artist in Residence program for the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA) in spring 2014. Artists Judy Hilbish and Stephen Chandler spent two weeks absorbing and experiences the NCA’s varied landscapes, creating a work of art in response to this experience and then sharing their vision and techniques with the public during summer 2014. The Artist-in-Residence Program promotes awareness of the exceptional places protected with the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System. The Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon-Emigrant Trails NCA contains some of the largest unaltered segments of the historic California trails left in the country, as well as eight designated wildernesses and numerous wilderness study areas.

This is a target of opportunity project

Theme: Socioeconomic, Soil and Site Stability

Project start date:

Fiscal year funded: 2014

Project status: Complete

Project managers: Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area