BOISE, Idaho — (RealEstateRama) — The Bureau of Land Management is pleased to announce an opportunity to be the next Artist-in-Residence in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their art, inspired by the majesty of Idaho public lands.
The selected artist will visit this scenic area guided by BLM staff for one week in May or June. The residency is open to all professional artists over 18 years of age who are United States citizens. Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2019.
All disciplines of artists will be considered including photographers, painters, sculptors, videographers, writers, poets, musicians and composers. Final selections are based on the merit and professionalism of the artist and the proposal presented in the application. Selected works from the artist will be showcased to the public in a venue to be announced and will be included in future BLM exhibits and publications.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter detailing their interest in the program, proposed project, a professional resume and a minimum of five artwork samples in electronic format. A panel of professional artists and Bureau of Land Management staff will review the applications to select the artist.
The Artist-in-Residence program seeks to share the scenic beauty and unique stories of the landscapes and resources managed by the Bureau of Land Management through the world of art. It also provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of preserving these special places.
Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area
The deep canyon of the Snake River, with its crags, crevices and thermal updrafts, is home to the greatest concentration of nesting birds of prey in North America, if not the world. The BLM’s mission at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) is to preserve this remarkable wildlife habitat, while providing for other compatible uses of the land. Some 800 pairs of hawks, owls, eagles and falcons come each spring to mate and raise their young. The NCA is “nature in the rough,” with few public facilities. However, the birds and their unique environment offer rich rewards to those willing to experience the NCA on its own terms and who have patience to fit into the natural rhythms of life in this special place.
For more information, please contact Cory Coffman at 208-384-3485. To apply or to learn additional information about the program, please visit the BLM’s website at https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/artist-in-residence
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.