Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center

Integrating the Arts and Natural Sciences

Willowtail Residents

Willowtail is a unique property, offering one – three week residencies that have a special appeal to artists. Sixty acres tucked away in the high, alpine desert of the Four Corners Region writers come to begin or work on novels, poems, memoirs, screenplays, musicians practice, compose and rehearse, visual artists paint, draw, sculp, and photograph. However, the best quality of Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center is its ability to offer a quiet inspiring space to reflect, research, experiment, explore, laugh and create, easily, intensely.

2019 Residents

Carol Meckling, multimedia artist, Jenny Wrenn, Poet Collaboration
Two weeks Residency, Scholarship awarded by Clive Foundation



Bassoonist Daniel Nester One-week residency


Writer Wendy Rasmussen  One-Week Residency