Bandelier National Monument Artist-In-Residency

I was honored to be selected as an Artist-In-Residence at Bandelier National Monument (New Mexico) for the first two weeks of October. This is my fifth park residency since 2016. During the residency I lived in the park, held demonstrations, and (of course) modeled my masks in the beautiful park. Bandelier is a gorgeous place with a rich Native American history. I also enjoyed exploring Santa Fe and nearby Los Alamos. I highly recommend the residency!

Bandelier AIR Selection Committee Chair  Carolyn Florek with Jym.

Bandelier AIR Selection Committee Chair Carolyn Florek with Jym.

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Craters of the Moon National Monument Artist-In-Residency

I was honored to be an Artist-In-Resident at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. The park is a fascinating volcanic landscape with black rock and open lava tube caves. For my residency I focused on bat masks. I was able to finish a pallid bat mask and donate it to the park. The mask will be on display at the visitor's center. Follow my photography mask sessions on my Instagram account or check back here for updates. This was my third National Park Service Artist-In-Residency.

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Mask painting demonstration at the Visitor's Center

Mask painting demonstration at the Visitor's Center

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Home in the park for my Artist-In-Residency

Home in the park for my Artist-In-Residency

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'Inferno Cone' - Cinder Cone Volcano 

'Inferno Cone' - Cinder Cone Volcano 

'Indian Tunnel' lava tube cave 

'Indian Tunnel' lava tube cave 

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Petrified Forest National Park Artist-In-Residency

I was a summer 2016 Artist-In-Residence at Petrified National Forest Park in Arizona.  I lived in a Park historic cabin for three weeks across from the legendary Painted Desert Inn.  During my residency I made five original animal masks and worked with models to photograph my work in the unique and otherworldly landscape.  I also displayed my work at the Holbrook Train Depot for their monthly art series, showed work at the annual Route 66 festival, and held a two day demonstration at the lovely La Posada Hotel in Winslow.  

Artist-In-Residence cabin

Artist-In-Residence cabin

Mask painting demonstration at La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona.

Mask painting demonstration at La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona.

Petrified Forest Park Rangers Katie Woods and Sevilla Soto generously modeled my masks for me in the Park.

Petrified Forest Park Rangers Katie Woods and Sevilla Soto generously modeled my masks for me in the Park.

Historic Holbrook Train Depot art demonstration for the month of June.

Historic Holbrook Train Depot art demonstration for the month of June.

Mask display at the 'Route 66 Festival' National Park booth in Holbrook, Arizona.

Mask display at the 'Route 66 Festival' National Park booth in Holbrook, Arizona.

Shooting at Blue Mesa in The Petrified Forest National Park

Shooting at Blue Mesa in The Petrified Forest National Park