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Providing studio artists with a "Gift of Time", since 1967.

The RAIR Program



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’s interest is in strengthening the vitality of the visual art in New Mexico and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of contemporary art for over fifty years.

Call for applications for the Residency Program are now CLOSED

Check back in early 2020 for the next deadline


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Win an exclusive Dinner for 8 at The Henge. The second place winner will receive Dinner for 8 at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. Only 100 tickets will be sold. The winner will be chosen January 1, 2020. To secure your chance to win, donate via the button below or send a check for $100 to The RAiR Foundation, 409 E. College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88201.

For more information call (575) 623-5600.

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“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


open Daily • Monday thru Friday 9 aM - 4 pM • Saturday & Sunday 1 - 5 pm

Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art

409 E. College Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88201

Residency inquiries:

All other inquiries:

(575) 623-5600