Artist in Residence Program "en plein air" demonstration

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: