Residencies last 8 days between July and September

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FARMINGTON — Applications are being sought through Friday for the 2018 Canyons of the Ancients National Monument artist-in-residence program.

The program is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and is one of several such residencies offers in several western states for painters, photographers, potters, sculptors and other artists, according to a press release. Canyon of the Ancients is located near Cortez, Colorado.

Each residency is planned for eight days between July 1 and Sept. 30, and includes a $700 stipend. Housing, room and board, and transportation must be arranged and provided by the artist selected for the residency.

"The monument provides a unique opportunity for artists to work amongst some of the most inspiring and culturally rich areas in the country," said Marietta Eaton, who manages the visitor center and museum at the BLM Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

The application guidelines can be found at blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/colorado/canyons-of-the-ancients. The artists selected for the residency will be notified by June 30.

For more information, call artist-in-residence coordinator David Kill at 970-882-5621 or email dkill@blm.gov.

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