The BLM's Idaho Falls District has announced its selection of professional artist Scott Switzer as the District’s 2018 Artist in Residence. Switzer’s residency will focus on artistic interpretation of the South Fork of the Snake River. As part of his residency, Switzer conducted an “en plein air” (painting on location) demonstration and explain both his creative process and why he chooses specific subject matter. The Artist-in-Residence program invites artists to spend a week absorbing their surroundings, creating art in response to the experience, and then sharing their vision and technique with visitors. The program also promotes awareness of exceptional places found on public lands. Learn more: www.blm.gov/get-involved/artist-in-residence.
I am honored to have been chosen for the BLM's 2018 Artist in Residence program - South Fork of the Snake River. Through the residency I have an interest in recording some of the raptors indigenous to the South Fork of the Snake River and any other animals that may spark me. I am also looking forward to getting back to my roots as a plein-air painter to work directly from the landscape. I will be doing a demonstration on site on Sept 4th and am looking forward to exhibition opportunities for paintings that will come from the residency.Read More