50 Years of RAiR: Works from the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program 

May 27-September 3, 2017
Horgan and Graphics Galleries

For fifty years, the Roswell Artist-in-Residency Program has empowered artists by enabling them to focus exclusively on their creative practices. Established in 1967 by oil businessman, philanthropist and artist Donald B. Anderson, the RAiR grant offers its recipients "the gift of time" by providing the housing, studio space, and income that gives artists and personal and financial freedom to concentrate on their own art for a year. Open to all artists at any stage in their career, the grant attracts a diverse group of people to New Mexico who form a unique creative community, and provides Roswell residents with the opportunity to see contemporary art from around the world. In anticipation of the Residency's 50th anniversary, this exhibit will introduce visitors to the program and by highlighting work from its past participants. Drawn from the permanent collection, visitors can learn more about the program while exploring a diverse range of works, from the animation cells of Karen Aqua to the lithographs of Luis Jimenez.

50 Years of RAiR
Image: Luis Jimenez, Progress Suite #IV, 1976, color lithograph on paper, 23.5" x 36". Acquisitions Fund and NEA, 1977.015.0004.