I was honored to receive a Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship, one of four residencies awarded annually to Alaska artists. During my two months at the Santa Fe Arts Institute, I set up a studio, painted oil paintings and made charcoal landscape studies. I built several oil painting panels at the Institute of American Indian Art. I was fascinated with the cloud formations during the northern New Mexico monsoon and took a series of black and white photographs. I was able to print these images at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. I also visited many state parks and historic sites, such as Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch. stopping to sketch with pen and ink.