Artist-in-Residence Program
Artist in Residence Program

Artist-in-Residence Program

The program provides an opportunity for artists to pursue their work in the inspiring landscape and history of Caribou Ranch. By sharing their art, we hope to add to residents’ enjoyment of open space lands and create a legacy of art preserved for future generations.

2018 Applications

Applications for 2018 will open December 1, 2017 – February 15, 2018. If you would like us to send you an email when the application opens, please let us know.

Artists’ Stay

Selected artists will stay in the historic DeLonde Barn at Caribou Ranch.

Artists can stay up to seven days during a period from July 1 through October 1.

The open space property offers a variety of landscapes to explore including streams, waterfalls, forests, and beautiful vistas. Moose, elk, black bears, beavers, bats and nearly 90 species of birds live within or pass through the area.

Also found on the property is the Blue Bird Mine complex where miners from the 1870s to the 1960s extracted silver ore. In the early 1900s, the site was a whistle stop for the Denver, Boulder & Western Railroad.

2017 Selected Artists

Photo by Drew Brocesky
Drew Brocesky is a Denver native and has always had a fascination with the outdoors. In 1978, he received his first camera as a high-school graduation gift and enrolled in fine arts photography course work at the University of Colorado at Denver. He switched from film to digital in 2007. The source of his inspiration has been the vast expanse of the western landscape, its abundant wildlife and historical heritage. His work has been selected in juried competitions and featured in galleries across the Front Range. In addition, his wildlife images have been published in Colorado Outdoors magazine as well as being featured on the cover of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society publication for four consecutive years. He is an advocate for the promotion and preservation of public lands, natural resources and historic heritage and strives to express that through his images as well as his volunteer work.
Lucinda Sayre
Lucinda Sayre was born and raised in Vermont. Open meadows, forested hillsides and marshlands were her playground, providing her with a life-long appreciation and love of nature. At age 13, Sayre bought a 35mm camera with money earned from a paper route and began taking pictures during her walks in the woods. Years later as her children left home she felt drawn back into her creativity – and into the woods. She took up painting, creating peaceful landscapes late into the night. By day, she returned to the wood for solace and began to rediscover the beauty of the natural world. Sayre’s art began to flourish as she filled her canvases with trees, ponds and wildlife, inspired by her daily walks in the woods. Physically, however, Lucinda discovered had Lyme disease. After two years of rest and treatment, Sayre didn’t hesitate to return to the woods. “I am blessed to have had my lifetime to enjoy the natural world but I now realize that there will come a time when I will no longer be able to travel deep into the woods.“ Newly inspired, Sayre creates large-scale paintings that enhance the viewer’s perspective of being in nature, walking right alongside the artist.
Michael Campbell
Michael Campbell has embarked on a second career as a botanical artist after a 30 year career as a graphic designer, art director, and creative director. In 2010 he was awarded a certificate in Botanical Art from the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration. He is currently completing studies in their Advanced Diploma Program. For seven years he taught publication design at the University of Colorado Boulder and currently is an adjunct faculty member in the Visual Arts Department at Regis University in Denver. What inspires him? Nature. All the elements and principles of design are at work in the natural world. Line, shape, color, texture, value, harmony, repetition, contrast—it’s all there if you look close enough. His work with botanical, scientific and nature illustration helps inform and inspire his design work and teaching in a significant way. Campbell believes he is a better artist, teacher and human because of the time he spends in the natural world.
Bev Haring
Bev Haring is a Colorado native that creates textile paintings. Working from photos, she uses fabrics, thread, paint and beads to create her versions of animals, plants and landscapes that she sees around her. After living in California for 30 years, working in corporate jobs, she now relishes living and working in Longmont where the urban/rural interface gives her inspiration for her work. Her award winning work has appeared in shows from coast to coast.
Randi Samulsen
Randi Samuelson-Brown is a Colorado native who lives in Denver and developed a love for Colorado History from her father. She has a B.A. in history, with post-graduate research in Irish history from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland. When not writing or reading she enjoys exploring ruins, soaking up the atmosphere in old mining towns, traveling wherever the spirit moves her and the opportunity arises. A member of the Lighthouse Writers in Denver, Women Writing the West, and the Historical Novel Society, Randi’s first published novel, The BEATEN TERRITORY is being released in October from Five Star Publishing, a division of Gale/Cengage.

Past Artists & Their Contributing Works

Coming soon.

Contact Us

Parks & Open Space

Pascale Fried
303-678-6201