October 2022 - Our Fall Residency, Artists in the schools and community, Residency opportunities

Our Residents

From the left Daisy Kew, Imani Mixon, Julia Knowlden, Lisa Shen, Adelle Patten, Brittany Bradley (in back)

The residency in their own words

Adelle- The residency gave me the space and environment to play. From studying the materiality of acrylics and making amess with oil paints to rock-hopping on a nearby beach, I rediscovered the wonder once felt as a child!

LisaThis residency was a dream come true! The beauty of the redwoods is unmatched in its splendor. I found time for quiet, healing, developing my writing practice, and forming beautiful interpersonal connections

BrittanyCreekside Arts is a place of support and encouragement nestled in the bosom of inspiration, the California redwoods. There is no better place to play and learn and create than surrounded by nature herself and a stunning group of inspired hosts. This residency reignited my personal connection with my work as an artist.

Julia This residency has been an amazing introduction to doing arts abroad-full of wonderful locals who will help you make the most of your trip and other incredible artists to learn and grow with.

Painter, multimedia artist

Ceramicist, painter

Spoken word artist

Wet plate colodian photographer

Painter, muralist

Arts & Culture writer

Community Engagement

Each artist shared their art, knowledge, skills and hearts with local students at Redwood Coast Montessori and Northcoast Preparatory Academy. We were blown away by their dedication to art and to community.

Lisa Shen read her poetry and led a writing workshop with NPA High school students, then topped it off with a poetry slam.  Later she performed as the featured poet for Word Humboldt at Northtown Coffee.

Daisy Kew led RCM high school students in ceramic mask making at Creekside Arts.

Brittany Bradley did a deep dive into colloidal photo processing in her mobile darkroom at Creekside Arts with RCM and NPA students, and another session with Cal Poly photography students.

Imani Mixon did a whole school film screening of her film, ‘Showing Up Showing Out’ for RCM, followed by a talk back and Q&A. Imani also led a conversation with student journalists at Cal Poly

Adelle Patten and Julia Knowlden led RCM in a mural project with 7th graders that included composing a collage from items gathered in the forest, then using it inspire a mural that they painted together next to the school garden.

Thank you....

Thank you to members of our Creekside Arts Collective:

Rebecca Simone, John Heckel, Janet Patterson, Joey and Rich McCutchan, Marceau Verdiere, and Calder and Tanya Bullwinkle, who organized welcome and farewell dinners, happy hours and generally hosted and acted as liaisons for their artists.

An extra big thank you to Tanya Bullwinkle, who led the screening, orientation and community outreach for each of the artists and generally kept us organized.  Thank you also to Calder Bullwinkle for staying on top of maintenance, and personal needs of the artists, and thank you to our wonderful neighbors who have enthusiastically supported this endeavor!

Self-guided residencies and retreats

Our self-guided residencies continue to attract artists and writers. We provide a space for them to focus on their work and an opportunity to share a bit with the community. For an application, please email us at info@creeksidearts.org.

Upcoming Residency - Spring 2023

Dates of Residency: May 20-June 12, 2023

  • Number of People:  Up to 10 artists
  • Price: $1500/artist includes fully equipped private lodging and studio space appropriate for art form. Does not include art supplies, food, other incidentals.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2023
  • Confirmation: March 1, 2023
  • Non-refundable deposit of $750: March 15, 2023
  • Balance of $750: May 15, 2023
  • Dates of residency May 20 – June 12, 2023

Email with questions: info@creeksidearts.org

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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.