Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program serves as a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional arts of the Southwest, reinforces the Program's interest in strengthening the vitality of art in New Mexico and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of contemporary art.
Roswell (pop. 48,000) is a high plains community (3,560 ft. elevation) and the economic hub of rural southeastern New Mexico. It is roughly 200 miles from the nearest large cities, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The economy is based on agriculture, ranching, oil and gas, light manufacturing and tourism.
To date over 200 artists have participated in the program, coming from the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Past participants include such noted and diverse artists as Stuart Arends, James McGarrell, Robert Colescott, David Reed, and Alison Saar.
|Number of Residents||Six|
|Studio Type||The studios are large, open spaces that measure approximately 20'x25'x10'. These areas are well-lighted and convertible to the artist's requirements. Private. Specialized studios are shared.|
|Nearest Airport||Transportation to and from Roswell is possible by airline commuter service. Roswell International Air Center (ROW)|
|Nearest Station||NO: There is limited bus service to and from Roswell|
|Driving Instructions||YES: Public transportation is limited and some form of personal transportation is advisable.|