The legacy of art in Mesa Verde

This episode is the first of a two-part story about the legacy of artistic expression at Mesa Verde, a legacy that lives on today.

The human need to express ourselves through art hasn’t changed over time, but the canvas definitely has. Technology has created entirely new art forms - like photography, and technology has provided a new canvas - like Instagram.

While the whole digital world has provided new opportunity for creating and sharing art, some artists are looking for a way to get away from it for a bit, and the National Parks have a solution.

In this episode, we hear from Rosie Carter, one of the 2018 Artists-in-Residence at Mesa Verde National Park, and Teri Paul, Executive Director of the Mesa Verde Museum Association and the supervisor for the Artist-in-Residence program.

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Mesa Verde National Park Artist in Residence Program


Applications for the Artist in Residence Program are accepted from October to the last Friday in December each year. Click the button below for more information, including directions to submit your application.


Rosie’s Work

Rosie’s illustrated map is still in production, but here are some of her pen and ink drawings with acrylic color that she finished during her residency.

You can find Rosie’s work on Instagram at

Or find her work on her website at


Tyana Arviso

At the top of this episode, you heard from Tyana Arviso, a Navajo photographer based in Cortez, Colorado. We’ll talk more with her in a later episode this season, but you can follow her on Instagram for some unique perspective of the desert in the Four Corners.