May 2022 - Residents at work, artist showcase, open studios

Our fabulous resident artists

 Andie Aylsworth, Ashaki Jackson, Jon Fischer, Hayden Casey, Rhombie Sandoval

Each of our 5 artists is enthusiastic to be in a residency group with such great chemistry (their words).  Days are spent exploring and creating. As the sun sets you might find them gathered around a firepit, the brick fire pizza oven, or in the studio lounge area, enjoying each other’s company.

You can meet the artists and see their work at two events:

May 27 from 7:30-10:00 PM
Creekside Arts Artist Showcase at Synapsis: 1675 Union St, Eureka

June 4,5 from 10AM-5PM
Open Studios at Creekside Arts, 475 Howard Hts. Rd.  

Artist Showcase at Synapsis Arcata

Celebrate with our Artists

May 27, 7:30-10pm
$8-$20, sliding scale,
no one turned away for lack of funds

Synapsis: 1675 Union St., Eureka

Artists will share their work and talk about their process.
Hosted by The Ink People and the Synapsis Collective

Andie Aylsworth is a London based multidisciplinary installation artist. Aylsworth infuses her art practice with environmental curiosity. At the center of her work is a fascination with humankind’s relationship with the injured environment and she takes inspiration from the cohesion found between nature and humanity in indigenous cultures, especially her own as a descendant of the Quechua people of present-day Ecuador. 

Hayden Casey is a writer, musician, and MGA candidate at Arizona State University. His fiction has appeared in Witness and Bat City Review and his music is available at

Dr. Ashaki M. Jackson is the author of two chapter-length collections, Language Lessons (Miel 2016) and Surveillance (Writ Large Press, 2016). She currently serves as Executive Editor at The Offing literary magazine. She earned her MFA in poetry from Antioch University and her doctorate in social psychology from Claremont Graduate.

Jon Fischer is a San Francisco based printmaker who also works in collaboration with other artists in video, installation, and sound. Born in California and raised in Pennsylvania by Jewish refugees from Morocco and Poland, Jon studies 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.’

Rhombie Sandoval’s entry into photography started after receiving a camera as a gift from the Make a Wish Foundation, a gesture arranged on her behalf due to being born with heart disease. With the camera, Sandoval realized she could navigate her shyness and connect with people using a camera to understand various vantage points, searching for and highlighting the common themes linked to one’s identity and location. She currently resides in Southern CA.

Creekside Arts and the Synapsis Collective are DreamMaker Projects of the Ink People

North Coast Open Studios
June 4, 5 from 10:00 AM - 5:00PM

Storytelling and poetry at Exit Theater in Arcata

June Art Talk with Marceau Verdiere

If you’ve ever found yourself puzzled, intimidated, or bewildered by contemporary conceptual art, join us for an open and frank discussion during which we’ll look at what the terms really mean and why they can be perplexing. Together we will look at a few works of significance to understand what contemporary/conceptual art can achieve and how it can help comprehend the world we live in. This session is not a lecture but structured more like an intimate discussion (very limited seating…) to share our reactions and thoughts in a space where there are no dumb questions or snooty judgment.

 Free introductory evening lecture June 16. Let us know if you are interested!

Call to Artists - Applications Open

Creekside Arts Fall Residency October 1 -October 23, 2022

Creekside Arts has opened the application window to our fall 2022 residency. The Creekside Arts program is open to artists expressing themselves in any form and medium. We are encouraging artists from anywhere in the world who embrace our values: respect for the environment and all things living and a belief in the power of community and social justice, to apply.

Join us in Northern California under the Redwood trees and by the ocean. The residency dates are October 1 through the 23rd.

All details can be found on our application page on our website, link below.

As an artist in residence you will be provided with beautiful private living quarters and your own studio space. We look forward to reading about your project. Please feel free to share this with any creative mind you might believe would be a good fit. Deadline to apply is June 15th 2022.


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.