Bandelier Welcome First Artist In Residence Of 2022 Season


Sarah Colby/Photo Courtesy NPS


Bandelier National Monument is once again hosting artists in the park and welcomes the first of three Artists in Residence of the 2022 season, Sarah Colby. Sarah was born in northern New Mexico and raised in the Rocky Mountains. She is married to a retired Army Chaplain and has a son in the Navy. Sarah has an MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada College and an exuberant interest in making the ordinary luminous. She is currently working on a manuscript of poems about her experiences as a military family member. 

Bandelier’s Artist in Residence Program offers professional artists the opportunity to live and work in the historic district of Frijoles Canyon, close to the sacred sites of the Ancestral Pueblo People for one month. Artists are invited to seek and share the inspiration they get from Bandelier with visitors. Sarah will be providing public presentations later this month.  

The National Park Service Artist in Residence Program affords great opportunities to draw inspiration from the unique landscapes that the agency protects. With diverse historical and natural sites, along with access to knowledgeable park rangers and staff, artists are sure to discover new perspectives.  

Bandelier National Monument is open every day from sunrise to sunset. In Frijoles Canyon, the park visitor center and the park store (operated by Western National Parks Association) is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm and the café, Sirphey at Bandelier, is open from 9am to 4:30pm.   

Park entrance fees are $25 per private vehicle, $20 per motorcycle, or $15 per bicycle/individual. All entrance passes are valid for 7 days. Camping fees are not included in in entrance fees. America the Beautiful– the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes are accepted for entrance fees. The full suite of America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes as well as Bandelier Annual passes are available for purchase at the visitor center. For more information about types of passes  andprices, visit:

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