Sessions are geared toward visual artists who maintain an active studio practice, or scholars who integrate drawing into their research. The session holds a maximum of six participants, and participants are selected on a rolling basis based on experience, images, and stated interests. As there is light hiking at high altitude (7-9K'), a basic level of physical fitness is necessary. There is no application fee. Application does not guarantee acceptance.
Participants will receive a generous material kit that includes a range of mediums, papers, and tools, enough to produce a diverse body of artwork during the session. We will be crafting a number of our materials on-site using natural sources. A list of optional supplemental materials will be provided prior to arrival.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop sites in Cuba, NM or in Jemez Springs. Renting a vehicle at the Albuquerque Sunport is an excellent option, as Uber may pose logistical challenges. During the workshop, transportation is provided to the field sites, or you may use your own vehicle.
The field sites are chosen for being both remote and accessible by normal vehicle. Walking over natural terrain will be required to access specific areas where we will set up. There is one field site that requires a longer walk of approximately one mile in one direction to access. Once at the site, it's up to you as to how you would like to wander. Participants will need to carry their own daypack with water, art supplies, and personal items. Please keep in mind that we are at an altitude of 7,000-9,000'.
Typically in late May, you can expect dry days in the 70s, and nights in the 30s, with the possibility of wind. The sun at this altitude can be intense, and hats and sunscreen are recommended. If you are coming from a lower altitude, you may want to arrive to the region a day in advance to start acclimating, as we are 7,000-9,000 feet above sea level. The weather can be extremely variable, and we plan accordingly.
Participating partners are welcome. The application process is required for all participants. At this time, we cannot accommodate non-participating partners or spouses. We also cannot accommodate participants under the age of 21.
In short, the viral situation is dynamic, and our Covid policy evolves as conditions change. Keeping our collective health and well-being in mind, as well as the workshop's physical distance from medical care, we are committed to science-based measures that can help test for and, if necessary, limit the spread of the virus during the workshop.
General mitigation measures include pre-arrival vaccination, daily self-testing, working and eating outside when possible, and noticing if you’re feeling any symptoms and communicating any concerns. A confirmed positive test immediately before or during the workshop will require withdrawing. Trip insurance that includes coverage for health situations is required. I'm happy to answer any questions or concerns about our measures.