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Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program's Studio
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program's Space
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program's Equipment
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program's Artist
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program's Park
Location USA / Roswell
Established 1967
Tel +1 575 623 5600
Website Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program Website
Address 409 East College Blvd. Residency location: Howard Cook Rd. Roswell, NM 88201, NM United States
Well known by artists as the "Gift of Time", the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide gifted studio based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. This "gift of time" allow artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals.

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.
Other Facilities Wi-Fi


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.