The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (RAiR), the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (AMoCA), and the Historic Studios at Berrendo Road.
Well known by visual artists as the "Gift of Time", the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide gifted studio based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. This "gift of time" allows artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals.
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program serves as a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional arts of the Southwest, reinforces the Program's interest in strengthening the vitality of visual art in New Mexico and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of contemporary art.
“I suspect the questions that got asked here will sustain my work for years."
Julia Couzens 1994
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was conceived by businessman and artist Donald B. Anderson in 1967. His vision was to enhance the cultural environment of Roswell and southeastern New Mexico by bringing artists of national importance to live and work in the tranquility of the high plains.
Offices for The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation are located at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art