Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation supports the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program which provides exceptional visual artists the Gift of Time, a year to work without distraction in a collegial environment.
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation is a unique 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support and guidance for the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program established in 1967.
The RAiR Program provides professional visual artists of remarkable creativity a collegial working environment and financial support. This Gift of Time allows artists to work without distraction for an entire year.
In 1994 the RAiR Foundation established the 22,000 square foot Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (AMoCA). The museum preserves and exhibits artworks by RAiR artists. It’s growing collection of over 500 pieces and spanning nearly half a century is permanently on display and open to the public free of charge.
AMoCA reinforces the RAiR Program's interest in strengthening the vitality of art in New Mexico and functions as a catalyst in broadening community understanding of contemporary art. In 2009 the RAiR Foundation established the Studios at Berrendo Road, a renewal of the original complex established in 1967 into a low cost artists' housing and studio rental space.
Dr.Sally Anderson, PhD