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The Neon Museum is happy to announce that it has extended the submissions deadline for the 2019 Artist in Residence program. 

Prospective applicants now have until February 8th, 2019 at 5 PM (PST) to submit their completed application. The goal of the residency will focus on creating a project inspired by the Neon Museum collection and will span eight weeks, dates flexible, between June 1 and August 31, 2019.

So far, the Museum has received impressive submissions from talented, artistic professionals. U.S. based artists specializing in the fields of performance-based, interactive, visual and digital arts are encouraged to apply. The residency also includes a community engagement aspect which encourages the artist to foster a deeper working and educational relationship with the Las Vegas community.

Past participants of the Neon Museum Artist in Residence program include professional artists working in the fields of sculpture, printmaking, illustration, performance and other mediums whose works were inspired by the unique surrounding of Las Vegas’ brilliant neon landscape.

“There were a lot of local artists and community members here in Las Vegas who have been so supportive over the summer. “ -Karl Orozco, Neon Museum Artist in Residence 2018

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“Some of the things that attracted me to the Museum was the accretion of time and space and the way the signs and other things were piled up on each other so beautifully. This museum really speaks to me as a sculptor.” -Allison Wiese, Neon Museum Artist in Residence 2017

Artist Talk

“Similar to the Neon Museum, in many ways my work ‘rescues’ images from vernacular culture and strives to engage viewers to reconsider their significance by placing them in a new context.” -Whitney Lynn, Neon Museum Artist in Residence 2016

Whitney Lynn Studio Portrait

Artists are selected based on the criteria of demonstrated artistic excellence, quality and clarity of proposal, quality and benefit of the proposed public program and a demonstrated ability to complete projects on schedule. Previous experience with workshop development and implementation, community programming and collaborative work are an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Full details and application link for the 2019 summer National Artist Residency is available here. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.