White Leaves is an artist-run organization that is fiscally sponsored by the El Rito Art Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, which would directly assist in our efforts to expand the resources available to artists,

please make checks payable to "El Rito Art Association", PO Box 436, Medanales, NM 87548.

Forrest Soper Justin Clifford Rhody Andrew Furse Abigial Smith White Leaves Artist Residency WLAR

WLAR co-founders (L to R): Justin Rhody, Andrew Furse and Abigail Smith

Photo: Forrest Soper 

 The White Leaves Artist Residency Program annually awards 3-5 artists the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in the isolated, rural environment of the high desert landscape near El Rito, New Mexico. Open to artists working in all mediums who wish to develop or complete a project of their choosing, residency length ranges from 10-21 days during either a Fall or Spring session. Accommodations include a small private cabin with solar power and potable water, kitchen and shower access with additional outbuilding workspaces available based upon the needs of the artist. There may be opportunities to host workshops, screenings or artist talks while in-residence (however artists are under no obligation to do so). Residents are awarded an unrestricted stipend of $200, are invited to participate in an annual group art show and also receive an edition of archival pigment prints of work that was created during their stay (sponsored by Frontier Fine Art Printing).