Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind” — Thoreau

Resident artists

Richard Akers –

Antonio DeLeon

Particpating artists include

Jiajun Lu – Figurative –

Susannah Israel – Ceramic Sculptor

Eric Sanchez – Printmaker-

Eugene Wonderlick – Painter –

Wayne Organ – Musician

Andrew Norton – Woodworker

Carl Mankert – Ceramic Artist –

Vickie Jo Sowell – Sculptor –

Tree Gelb Stuber – Ceramic

Joe Makarski –

Pigeon Point Artisans Redwood Retreat is inspired by the return to nature. This residency is targeted to artists seeking a retreat from their existing art practice and environment. Artists applying to this residency are strongly encouraged to create work that is inspired by the grounds and is reflective upon their experience under the Redwood canopy.

Length of stay

  • 3 days to 30 days

What is provided

  • Arcata Airport – transportation to and from the Arcata Airport (United Airlines)
  • Vehicle – one day per week
  • Cabin – bed, heating, water, mini outdoor kitchen
  • Redwood Gallery – for artwork display and creation
  • Studios  – workshop and ceramic studio access*
    (*no materials provided)

How to apply

  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: Open to national and international artists working in the disciplines of Visual Arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, mixed-media, etc.), Media Arts/New Genres (film, video installation, interactive web based, sound, and performance art), Literature (prose, poetry, and playwriting), Music Composition, and Choreography. The Program strives for a wide range of applicants and accepts artists of diverse backgrounds, career stages, ages, and geographical origin.
  • Include 1 page cover letter including the description of the project, attach a CV and link or pdf of your past works (no more than 10 pages including images).
  • Application deadline: NA
  • Application Ongoing: YES
  • Stipend: NO
  • Fee: NO