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MEDFORD, Ore. — Do you want to spend two weeks creating art in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument?

The Bureau of Land Management is excited to announce that applications are open for the annual Artist-in-Residence program. The selected artist receives a one- to two-week residency at CSNM in the month of June. Artists will create work while immersed in a beautiful environment and share their art with the public. All artists are encouraged to apply, and there is no preference given to any style or medium.

“Artists have such a unique viewpoint on these special areas,” said Joel Brumm, Assistant Monument Manager. “And they provide a fascinating window into our relationship with public lands.”

The Artist-in-Residence program is in its eighth year and has translated the monument’s natural and cultural resources into images, objects, and performances.

“Each year we celebrate fascinating new perspectives,” Brumm continued.

During their stay, the artist will share their experience and artistic vision in a public presentation. Following the residency, artists are asked to donate an original artwork piece, which they will retain the rights to.

One artist and one alternate will be selected based on the following criteria: entry materials, residency proposal, professionalism, and creative vision.

Interested artists can learn more information and an application at the Artist-in-Residence website (, by e-mailing [email protected], or by calling  (541) 618-2320. Detailed instructions are on the application form. Applications must be submitted by February 29, 2024. Application materials and sample artwork should be submitted in a single email with attachments or links to [email protected].

Those wishing to learn more about the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument information can do so on the CSNM’s website.