February 2022 - Meet the Atists, Poetry Night, Art Talks

It wasn’t easy.  Our selection committee poured through dozens of applications for our Spring Artist in Residence program. We received applications from  amazing, highly qualified photographers, musicians, painters, poets, sculptors and performance artists. After hours of screening and interviewing applicants, we narrowed the list to the six who will join us in May. Kudos to Tanya Bullwinkle, who led the process. Meet two of them this month!

Jon Fischer

Jon Fischer is a San Francisco-based print-maker who also works in collaboration with other artists in video, installation, and sound. Born in California and raised in Pennsylvania by parents who were Jewish refugees from Morocco and Poland, Jon studied bioengineering and philosophy of science before his permanent return West, where he built an art practice based on his cross disciplinary background in drawing, science, and fabrication. He learned to screen print at CELLspace, the celebrated San Francisco arts warehouse (R.I.P.), worked at the Exploratorium in fabrication and education, and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from U.C. Berkeley, where he repurposed a 1200-pound factory assembly robot to assist orthopedic surgeons manipulating the human elbow joint. He’s operated a studio in the Mission District of San Francisco since 2005 and works as a professor of engineering technology at California State University Maritime Academy, the only maritime academy on the West Coast.

Website:  www.feather2pixels.com
Instagram: @feather2pixels

Ashaki Jackson

Dr. Ashaki M. Jackson is the author of two chapter-length collections, Language Lesson (Miel, 2016) and Surveillance (Writ Large Press, 2016). Readers may find her poetry and essays in Obsidian, 7×7 LA, CURA, Prairie Schooner, Midnight Breakfast, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Bettering American Poetry, among other publications. She currently serves as Executive Editor at The Offing literary magazine. She earned her MFA (poetry) from Antioch University Los Angeles and her doctorate (social psychology) from Claremont Graduate University. Website:  www.ashakijackson.com

March Poetry Night

Nurture your imagination with poetry night on the Greenhouse Stage at Creekside Arts With Ryan McCutchan (pictured left) and Larry Christ.

By invitation only. Please email info@creeksidearts.org

April celebration!

  • Showcasing Creekside Arts
  • Live theater, winetasting, poetry, live music
  • Spring Artist in Residence program and the artists coming in May
  • Tours of Creekside Arts campus

By invitation only. Please email  info@creeksidearts.org for more information.

June art talks!

Are you a bit intimidated by “abstract art”? Marceau will guide you through a brief history and an introduction to conceptual art, with examples from around the world.  The idea is to engage participants in discussions about artists and their works in a way that makes conceptual art more approachable and engaging.

Marceau is an award winning professional artist and a popular teacher at Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy. He is also a valued member of Creekside Arts.

Free introductory evening lecture in June. Watch for announcements!


Creekside Arts is  designed and created to bring together artistic residencies, workshops and performances. Our goal is to create an environment in which creative artists and audiences interact in a positive and structured way to learn from and inform each other and then bring that learning into the larger Humboldt community. To that end Creekside Arts is committed to equity and welcomes people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences.