Land Arts of the American West


Land Arts of the American West is currently accepting applications for Fall 2015 Program. An Informational meeting will be held in Room CFA 1018 on Feb 11 from 1 – 2

Land Arts of the American West (LAAW) is an interdisciplinary field-based, studio art program for Graduate and Advanced Undergraduate Students. LAAW engages with the ecology of place across the Southwest through Field Investigations, Research, Creative Production, and Presentation/Dissemination.

LAAW is a full-time, 12 credit hour program at the University of New Mexico. Students travel for up to six nonconsecutive weeks while camping in remote locations across the Southwest. The remainder of the semester is spent in seminar, studio, and preparing a public presentation.

Application Deadline is March 1, 2015

Application Instructions:

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 2015 Visiting Artists

Subhankar Banerjee

Photographer, Writer, and Environmental Humanities Scholar


Alan Boldon

Head of Research, University of Brighton, UK


Teri Reub

Professor, Department of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo


Grant Opportunities for Land Arts Alumni

Feb 15: MFA Thesis Grant Deadline

Feb 15: International Research Grant Deadline

March 1: LAAW Field Program Grants for International Students

March 15: Post-MFA Research Grant Deadline


Image: Solving salinity one sweep at a time. Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover, UT. By Amelia Zaraftis and Emily Vosburgh, 2012. (Photo by Jeanette Hart-Mann)