Residency Alumni

The residency provides a unique opportunity to support developing and established artists in an inspiring setting among the Redwoods of Northern California.

Past residencies:

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.


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.

Instagram: @feather2pixels

Andie Aylsworth

Andie Aylsworth Andie Aylsworth is a London-based multidisciplinary installation artist. Born in Miami, Florida, and raised by an Ecuadorian mother and English/Venezuelan father, Aylsworth learned a deep respect for nature from an early age, growing up in an urban landscape nestled between the vast natural beauty of the Everglades to the west and the Atlantic coast to the east. As a result of her upbringing, 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 descendent of the Quechua people of present-day Ecuador. Aylsworth is currently studying at Central Saint Martins College, London, where she has been exposed to new modes of making such as welding and different textile practices. She also works with International Curators Forum as a curation and installation assistant, working with different artists and artworks based on the diasporic experience. She has exhibited work internationally at institutions including Tate Collective, the National Gallery, and LUVA Gallery.


Hayden Casey

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

Rhombie Sandoval

Rhombie Sandoval  is a photographer and storyteller currently residing in Southern California. Her 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 the camera as a tool to understand various vantage points, searching for and highlighting the common themes linked to one’s identity and location. Sandoval later studied Photography at Art Center College of Design. She is also the founder of Anywhere Blvd, a platform which features portrait photographers by promoting the narratives of their subjects.


Instagram: @rhombie

LinkedIn: rhombie-sandoval

Curating Anywhere Blvd





Why come to Humboldt to explore art? Of the 58 counties throughout California, Humboldt County boasts more artists per capita than anywhere in the state. In this community uninterested in consumerism or corporatism, nature is the teacher. Humans live around  giant redwoods, wildlife,  the ocean and the rivers.

Attend workshops in a warm, casual setting offering a chance to learn about yourself in the reflections of others.