JTHAR Residency Program Established in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that awards an international community of artists the gifts of time and space amidst the extraordinary natural beauty of Joshua Tree National Park. Group and solo residencies of six to seven weeks include scholarship funds, living accommodations, studio space designed to accommodate a broad range of artistic activity and a gallery exhibition.
Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice and architecture.
The Alma Ruiz Artist Fellowship: This award gives a Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency position to a Latin American and U.S. Latino/a artists of exceptional ability in the visual arts from the US or around the world. Each year, a deserving recipient will be chosen by Alma Ruiz, JTHAR advisor and former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The Fellowship consists of a six or seven week residency, studio space, living accommodations, monetary stipend, and a gallery exhibition. The residency is designed to foster creativity while interacting with other JTHAR artists in residence and the artistic community of Joshua Tree, California. This is a non-application fellowship.
JTHAR fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. We establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world.
Board of Directors
James Berg (Co-founder) Frederick Fulmer (Co-founder) Steve Bardwell Judy Hearsum Timothy Hearsum Sarah Kennington Ruth Rieman Steve Rieman
Alma Ruiz - Honorary Board Member Barbara Gothard - Advisory Board Member