Residencies in The Arts


Willowtail Springs is a unique property, offering one-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 put the finishing touches on novels, musicians practice, compose and rehearse, visual artists paint, draw, and photograph, but most of all Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center offer a quieter space to inspire, to create, and to reflect.

WTSNPEC is a registered State of Colorado and Federal Division of Wildlife soft release site for rehabilitated raptors and other birds including golden eagles, great-horned owls, red tailed hawks and kingfishers. Over 100 other bird species have been identified on the property. The grounds 7,800 ancient juniper, pinon, and ponderosa forest with a lake and a vast array of flora and fauna The unique beauty and mysterious spirit of WTSNPEC provide a one-of-a-kind backdrop where artists and can integrate and renew their work within the tranquility of a natural setting.

As part of our core mission, WTSNPEC we have created and are currently offering a variety of Residency stays to students and professionals in The Arts their organic flow with the Natural Sciences/Conservation and Ecology.

Applications for 2015 One-Week Residency now being accepted.
Apply to WTSNPEC Arts and Sciences Residencies
Applications will be reviewed January 2015.
Submit applications and inquiries to:


Shay Lopez
Painting, Sculpture
One-Week Residency, November 2014
“What a place! I have so enjoyed the solitude and quiet of the Garden Cottage and feel so blessed to have experienced Willowtail. You have created a true gem. Thanks so much for making this available to artists. May our work perpetuate in some way, the energy and love of Willowtail Springs.”
Shay will be presenting a reading of his work at Willowtail Springs Winter of 2015. Stay tuned for more details.

Elizabeth Ferrill
October 2014

Please visit Elizabeth’s website to view her work. More information forthcoming.