Decompression Artists


Arizona-New Mexico Decompression is an event based on your participation. There are many ways in which a person can participate. Below are just a few of the organized groups that would love to have your assistance.

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One of the main focalizing aspects of this regional burn is to rediscover artistic expression and to celebrate art as one of the fundamental tenets of the AZBurner community. This is a shout out to any and all types of artists, whether your work is new, old, amateur, pro, quirky, political, lowbrow, sophisticated or serious. If you would like to share your plans, or need assistance, post to the AZBurners FaceBook Group.

  The THEME for Decompression 2016 is....Mis(s)Communication

Mis(s)CommunicationOnce upon a more (or less) enlightened time, a grand event was announced to be held in a far away land known as Area 51. All of the villagers were invited to attend, including and especially the fairest ladies of the land; Mis(s)Voluptuous, Mis(s)Innocent and Mis(s)Purfection, along with their jubilant step-sister Mis(s)Communication, who was enticed by the prospect of radical inclusion. She volunteered to arrange their gowns and accessories. The first sister requested a criss cross corset to display her curvaceous figure, the second sister a pair of righteously raised boots that would accentuate her lovely legs, and the third a hat made of fur to express her innermost purrfectness.

Mis(s)Communication was careful in taking their exact measurements and ideas to relay to the town’s haberdasher, cobbler and tailer. However, in her enthusiasm to bestow these gifts upon her sisters, she mistook one for the other and the results were quite miscalculated. On the morning of the grand event, the special garments were delivered free of labels and of charge. With great enthusiasm the sisters ripped open the boxes only to find that the corset was fit for a blooming teen, the boots were two different colors with flat heals, and the hat was made of horse hair, far from her dreams of displaying her inner Cheetah.

All for a little too much enthusiasm and not enough attention, things appeared to be quite disastrous. Fortunately these were not your typical evil step-sisters, instead they were adventurous and saw this as a call for creativity and self expression. They enlisted the help of the town crier to invite all villagers, men and women alike, to participate in a mismatched pageant. Despite short notice, they accepted the immediacy of the situation and stepped into action. What transpired is left known to only to those who attended, LNT...


Art project  - Flame Effect registration


  ** Apply for an Art Grant - Art Grant Proposals for Decompression 2016 ** CLOSED **  
** Register Your Art Project (Non Art Grant) - ** CLOSED **
  ** Register ALL Flame Effects  - ** CLOSED **  

Any questions about Art @ Decompression Man contact Art Lead: Conchita

Gate - Greeters

Ahh, those friendly, smiling faces that first meet you when you arrive! We need people to help us with greeter shifts. This is a fantastic way to get directly involved with Saguaro Man; not only do you get to smile and have fun with a great bunch of people, you get your own fire too! Get involved with Decompression Greeters!!! For more information about Gate/Greeters contact: azgategreeters(at)gmail(dot)com

For more information about Gate/Greeters contact: Gate/Greeters Leads: Serpico

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Earth Guardians

Arizona-New Mexico Decompression is a Leave No Trace event. This responsibility falls upon every participant, but there is also a group of individuals that take great pride in making sure that Decompression is as clean or cleaner than we found it at the end of the event. This is extremely important, not only to the event survival itself, but also with respect to the ethos of Decompression. We are also asking for dedicated volunteers to step up and work with us to spread the LNT word during the event. If you are interested in participating in this manner.

Get involved with Decompression Earth Guardians on our AZBurners FaceBook Group. Decompression and the future of the event Thanks You!


For more information on Decompression LNT contact LNT lead:

Theme Camps

Are you a Theme Camp, part of a Theme Camp, thinking about bringing a Theme Camp? Can you say Theme Camp? (sure you can) If so please Register your Theme Camp so we can make room, know your coming and know what you are bringing for the community. Get involved with Decompression Theme Camps on our AZBurners FaceBook Group.

For more information about Theme Camps @ Decompression Contact: Scotto


Sound Camps

Panning on bring a Sound Camp to Decompression? Make sure to read thru the Arizona Decompression - Sound Policy. If so please Register your Sound Camp so we can make room, know your coming and know what you are bringing for the community Theme Camp Registration. Get involved with Decompression Theme Camps on our AZBurners FaceBook Group.

Questions about Sound Camps should be directed to: Scotto

Heliotropic Rangers

The Heliotropic Rangers are part of a larger group of Rangers, the Black Rock Rangers. The Heliotropic Rangers play a significant part in running Arizona-New Mexico Decompression, assisting participants in disputes, medical situations and general welfare. To learn more about what they do, please visit the Heliotropic Rangers website.

For more information about Heliotropic Rangers contact - Ranger Lead: Smitty