Applications Being Accepted to the Artists in Residence Program

Applications Being Accepted to the “Artists in Residence Program” for the  Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Las Cruces, New Mexico – The Friends of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks and Bureau of Land Management announce a call to artists to apply for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Artist in Residence Program to take place May 1st-31st, 2016.

The Artist in Residence program educates and promotes the appreciation, protection and preservation of natural and cultural resources on public lands. The residency provides an artist and public an opportunity to interact to better enhance the understanding of the public lands as well as the unique qualities an artists eye can capture.

The Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument was established on May 21st, 2014. As part of the National Conservation Lands System, the nearly 497,000 acres are some of the west’s most iconic landscapes. The Bureau of Land Management manages the National Monument.

Entries for the 2016 Spring Residency must be received via email on or before February 29, 2016.

For more information, please see program details and application materials at: or contact Ben Gabriel at 575-323-1423 or email