The residency provides a unique opportunity to support developing and established artists in an inspiring setting among the Redwoods of Northern California.
Adopted from China and raised in Texas, Grace Biltz is an artist pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She is also an alumni of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas.
Grace is a high-detail oriented artist who strives for realism; her mediums include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography. Her primary focuses are on nature, wildlife, human anatomy and human form.
She has participated in group art exhibitions at the 42nd Annual Central Texas Art Competition, MAC Gallery, and the Ro2 Art Gallery. Grace resides in Dallas, TX when not attending Southwestern University.
Susan D’Amato is a drawing-based artist whose creative research and practice integrates consciousness and contemplative disciplines with and through drawing process to investigate synergistic modes of perception.
Her work combines representation and abstraction of natural forms through traditional and digital media to explore universal relationships between the physical and the ethereal, the personal and the transpersonal, the intimate and the infinite. Through these interactions, the work question’s that which is referred to as relational, identified, imagined, or expected.
D’Amato is the recipient of national and international awards and has exhibited her work widely across the United States and internationally. She holds an MFA in Studio Art/Drawing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BFA in Painting, with concentrations in Drawing and Anthropology from the University of Connecticut. Her studio is based in Central NY, where she is an Associate Professor in College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Art, at Syracuse University.
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.
Daisy Kew is a queer, Welsh and Indigenous artistborn and raised in the Inland Empire. They have been practicing for the last four years exploring photography, painting, video production, and ceramics. They are a recent graduate of the BFA program at California State University, San Bernadino. As a multidisciplinary, they are interested in the relationship between people, their bodies, and the land as well as the way that exploring those concepts through various, and a combination of mediums can change the illustration of those relationships.
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.
Lisa Shen is a Chinese-Canadian writer and spoken word artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her work centers on gender-based violence and disability rights. Lisa is the first place winner of the 2021 Mississauga Poetry Slam, and a Speaker at the TEDx McMasterU 2022 conference. She is also the winner of the May Open Drawer Poetry Contest by Britta Badour. She has performed at several arts festivals, including the JAYU Human Rights Film Festival and Humainologie Short Story Festival. As a passionate teacher, Lisa has created and instructed debate classes for youth. She is passionate about bringing the joys of spoken word into classrooms through workshops and showcases.
Clementine Wright is a ceramics, glass and mixed media artist currently residing in Boise, Idaho. She received her BFA in Ceramics from California State University Fullerton in 2016 and her MFA at Boise State University in Studio Art in 2021.
Her ceramic and mixed media work focuses on the materials and natural forces of degradation and ephemerality in nature and in human interaction as it relates to cycles of birth and death. She has shown in galleries nationally and won first place for her work entitled “Caught” residing in the CSUF permanent collection. She won the Graduate College award at BSU in 2019 for her installation “Hive”. Her work was recently selected for the Idaho Triennial at the Boise Art Museum. Her solo show Metamorphosis was on view this past summer at Delia Dante Gallery, Boise Idaho.
She teaches art within the community of Boise and the City of Boise working with Veterans, Seniors, Disabled Adults, and the Teen/Adult adaptive program, as well as Adjunct Professor of Sculpture/ 3-D design at the College of Western Idaho.
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FULLY EQUIPPED PRIVATE LIVING QUARTERS
INDIVIDUAL STUDIO & WORKSPACE
PERFORMANCE SPACES AND COMMON SPACES
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.