The Rural Environments Field School is an interdisciplinary summer program designed for students interested in the intersection of art and the rural environment. The Field School experience puts students in touch with various rural landscapes and focuses on site and context-based approaches to art creation throughout the rural West. While living and working together in the field and on the road, students create site-interpretation artworks exploring various mediums including photography, sculpture, writing and drawing, as well as dialogical projects, social actions, and collaborative experiments.

The Field School session is open to both University of Colorado students and students from further afield. Each summer four institutional partners (CU-Boulder, Corcoran, Cal-Berkeley, and KCAI) come together in Boulder, Colorado to embark on a collaborative journey into the Western American landscape. Up to fourteen students are admitted to the program each May. The Field School faculty come from various backgrounds and locations with all being nationally or internationally recognized in their fields. Course credit (6) is available at the advanced undergraduate level (ARTS 4000) and graduate level (ARTS 5000). Registration begins each March for the following summer session. Fieldwork for the 2019 session will take place May 13th - June 3rd throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. 

FIELD SCHOOL FACULTY aND VISITING ARTISTS 

Richard Saxton , DIRECTOR, RURAL ENVIRONMENTS FIELD SCHOOL & ARCHIVE, university of Colorado, boulder

Richard Saxton, DIRECTOR, RURAL ENVIRONMENTS FIELD SCHOOL & ARCHIVE, university of Colorado, boulder

Chris Sauter , artist, southwest school of the arts, san antonio, TEXAS

Chris Sauter, artist, southwest school of the arts, san antonio, TEXAS

Mary Rothlisberger , ARTIST, Washington, USA

Mary Rothlisberger, ARTIST, Washington, USA

YUMI JANAIRO ROTH, ARTIST, university of COLORADO, boulder

YUMI JANAIRO ROTH, ARTIST, university of COLORADO, boulder

carissa samaniego, artist, lecturer rocky mountain college of art, denver

carissa samaniego, artist, lecturer rocky mountain college of art, denver

Erin Elder, Independent Curator, Albuquerque, NM

Erin Elder, Independent Curator, Albuquerque, NM

SANJIT SETHI, ARTIST, DIRECTOR OF THE CORCORAN SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN, WASHINGTON, D.C.

SANJIT SETHI, ARTIST, DIRECTOR OF THE CORCORAN SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN, WASHINGTON, D.C.

john fenn iii, head of research and programs, american folklife center, washington, d.c.

john fenn iii, head of research and programs, american folklife center, washington, d.c.

RONald RAEL, ARCHITECT, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

RONald RAEL, ARCHITECT, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

chip thomas, artist, Navajo nation Arizona

chip thomas, artist, Navajo nation Arizona

Brittney hofer, graduate assistant 2018-19

Brittney hofer, graduate assistant 2018-19

Joseph kunkel, Sustainable native communities collaborative. New mexico

Joseph kunkel, Sustainable native communities collaborative. New mexico

casey whittier, kansas city art institute, Missouri

casey whittier, kansas city art institute, Missouri

Matthew Fluharty , poet, Director, Art of the Rural, Missouri

Matthew Fluharty, poet, Director, Art of the Rural, Missouri

Lisa Gilman, Folklorist, George Mason University, Fairfax virginia

Lisa Gilman, Folklorist, George Mason University, Fairfax virginia