Visitor Information for

Sierra County New Mexico


Retreats, Artist Retreats, Artist Residencies

Starry Night Retreat
718 Van Patten
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
night skies are huge in Sierra County New Mexico

The Starry Night Residency Program is open to visual artists working in any medium, as well as writers and researchers. Located just inside the western boundary of TorCs‘ Historic Hot Springs District, the retreat welcomes “self-directed artists” year-round to apply for residencies of varying length, with the intent of creating new work “in the quiet, rustic environment of southern New Mexico.”

The Damsite Winter Arts Colony
77 Engle Star Route
P.O. Box 1040
Elephant Butte, New Mexico 87935
Elephant Butte Dam at Dusk

One-month residencies for artists working in any medium are available for the 2016-2017 season. Residencies begin on November 1, 2016 and must be completed by March 31, 2017. Artists are provided private lodging in a historic casita within walking distance of Elephant Butte Lake. The cost is $500 per month and includes lodging, linens and towels, and cleaning services. Applications are available online. See the website for more information.

Black Range Lodge
119 Main Street
Kingston, NM 88042
575-895-5652, 800-676-5622

This historic B&B on the edge of the Gila Wilderness is open year-round to lodgers, and offers occasional workshops and retreats for artists, musicians and natural builders. The lodge can be booked for an artist retreat or other group getaway (maximum capacity: 25). Watch or contact Catherine for more information on upcoming events and creative opportunities.