Ends on February 10, 2019

$55.00 USD, $110.00 USD

NPAF's 2020 EZ-APP Artist Residency at Death Valley National Park, CA

We've listened to the vocal core of artists who are active in the National Parks circles. 

We are introducing OUR NEW EZ APPLICATION. Faster, less work for you, 

and gives you the choice: either pick five pieces to submit OR...

SEND US to your social media, Artist Site, FB page or instagram Feed where our Judges can find your work and everything you want us to know about you….. 

Why should you repeat what you already have “out there”...?



FEATURING: A month long January residency in the heart of Death Valley National Park. Artists will stay at the historic Stovepipe Wells Village, in a comfortable room, with all the amenities, including internet and use of the pool and other facilities, plus the artists will have all meals covered at the employee dining lounge.

Stovepipe Wells Village includes the Badwater Saloon and Toll Road Restaurant, as well as the Stovepipe Wells General Store. 

We will select and announce TEN FINALISTS FOR THE FINAL ROUND. These will listed on the NPAF website and on our social media on March 30th, 2019. The finalists will then have a month to submit their detailed proposals for the residency, along with other artwork they may have completed in the meantime.  


Applications Due: February 10th, 2019 

10 Finalist Selections Announcement/Notification Date: March 30th, 2019 

Finalists’ Round Deadline: April 30th, 2019

Winner Notification: May 20th, 2019

Artist in Residence Term: January 1st - Jan 28th, 2020 

Public Programming (Lecture/workshop/presentation): TBA 

The National Park Service at Death Valley is NOT participating in this residency. 

This is a no studio residency, so artists will have to work in their lodging or plein air. A vehicle is required to get around the large park area. 

ABOUT THE LOCATION: Stovepipe Wells is close to the Mesquite Flats Dunes, and less than an hour away from Beatty, NV and the legendary ghost town of Rhyolite, NV. It's convenient location puts you very close (approx 30 mins) to such sights as Zabriskie Point, Furnace Creek, and the Park HQ. Also nearby are the famous Tecopa and Panamint Hot Springs, as well as the legendary Amargosa Operahouse at Death Valley Junction. Death Valley is the hottest and driest place in North America due to its lack of surface water and low relief. It is so frequently the hottest spot in the United States that many tabulations of the highest daily temperatures in the country omit Death Valley as a matter of course. 

However January is the ideal time to visit and work in the park when daytime temperatures are in the 70s, and lows drop to the 40s at night. Death Valley is also one of ideal locations for astrophotography and it is a Dark Skies Location, prized for its isolated low light pollution vistas. 

This residency includes: A pass to Death Valley National Park Use of the Guest Facilities at Stovepipe Wells, including heated pool, etc. 

For ease of coordination and communication with Stovepipe Wells VIllage, Artists or Artist couples must schedule their arrival between 2-5pm on weekdays, and must have their own transportation for the month of the residency. 

For further details see the NPAF website : http://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/