NAU will establish an artist-in-residency program beginning this summer at the 240-acre county-owned Frontiere property, located near Rogers Lake County Natural Area in Flagstaff.

The College of Arts and Letters will manage the joint program, hosting emerging and established artists in two three-week summer residency sessions. Artists will participate in the creative process alongside students, learning, exchanging ideas and sharing skills in a natural setting. Organizers anticipate that artists will live on-site, while student housing will be provided on campus.

Existing structures on the site will be repurposed to accommodate its educational role. Former horse stables will become painting and drawing areas, and the garage is to be transformed into a printmaking studio. The property was donated to the county in 2011 by the estate of Georgia Frontiere, former owner of the St. Louis Rams.

Home to an array of wildlife, the site additionally will serve as a meeting center for art education, conservation, cultural events and related activities.

A consortium partnership will include Flagstaff Arts Council, Willow Bend Environmental Education Center and NAU Centennial Forest. Residence artist applications can be submitted immediately for sessions beginning this summer. For more information, visit nau.edu/rogerslake.