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Fires of Change explored, through the eyes of artists, the increase in severity, size and number of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the landscape. Fires of Change was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Joint Fire Science Program.

In order to show art in the exhibition, the eleven artists in Fires of Change had to participate in a Fire Science Bootcamp, spending a week in the forests of Northern Arizona in late 2014. A team of top-notch fire scientists and managers provided the eleven invited artists education and training on the impact of wildfire in Northern Arizona in preparation for the exhibition.

The new exhibition, Starlight, featuring night sky photography by Stan Honda, was in the Jewel Gallery alongside Fires of Change.

Fires of Change was open from September 5 – October 31, 2015.

In November, the exhibition will travel to the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona.

The exhibition was curated by Flagstaff installation artist Shawn Skabelund.

NEW: Click here to view all the artwork in Fires of Change

The eleven Fires of Change artists are:

At the Fires of Change blog, participating artists shared their insight and experiences as they prepared work for the exhibition in September.

NEW: Click here to view all the artwork in Fires of Change

The project is a collaboration between the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Landscape Conservation Initiative, and Flagstaff Arts Council, with a supporting grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Fires of Change Links:

NEW: Click here to view all the artwork in Fires of Change

Fires of Change Blog

Arizona Daily Sun article about the Fire Science Bootcamp

Required Reading for Fire Science Bootcamp:

Rocky Mountain Research Station:

Joint Fire Science:

Fire information system (fire photos, maps, and informations):

Active (and historic) fire perimeters (nationwide):

Spatial information for Kaibab National Forest:

Burnished Landscape:   Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3: