PLAYA Current Residents

Wayne Bund

Wayne Bund is a multidisciplinary artist who presents the power of fantasy through live performance, photography, painting, and writing. In my work, fantasy competes with reason for control in both physical forms and mythological spaces. I was raised on a small farm...

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Jared Stanley

Jared Stanley is a poet, writer and artist whose primary interest is in > the intersection of lyric poetry, the history of landscape and land use, > and the vernacular, ever shifting ground of English as it changes due to > immigration, environment, and...

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Justin Bendell

Justin Bendell is a editor, musician, and writer. Originally from the Midwest U.S., he now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is an assistant professor of English at UNM-Valencia Campus. He serves as editor of Manzano Mountain Review, a fledging New...

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Walt Anderson

Walt Anderson is a naturalist, artist, photographer, and Professor of Environmental Studies at innovative Prescott College.  Formerly a refuge biologist at Malheur in SE Oregon, Walt pioneered a program of access and interpretation in the Sutter Buttes of California,...

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Jay Stratton Noller

Jay Stratton Noller is an art scientist exploring impermanence in natural and cultural systems, relying on observations and experiments in the field, laboratory and atelier. These empirical studies focus on chronosequences of soils, landscapes and ancient...

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Shelly White

Shelly White is an Arizona fiber/mixed media artist and museum arts-educator. In her visual arts practice, Ms. White uses hand-dyed, stitched and collaged textiles to create two and three-dimensional pieces. Transparency, the stitched line, color and texture are key...

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Daniel Mayer

Daniel Mayer is an Arizona artist/educator who investigates the intersection of language and art resulting in artist’s books, experimental prints and large-scale public art. Tangents and offshoots lead in unexpected directions that are layered with personal cultural...

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Craig Goodworth

Craig Goodworth is an Oregon-based artist working in installation and poetry. His practice encompasses drawing, object-making, research, teaching and farm labor. Craig has received Fellowships in art and writing including a Fulbright to the Slovak Republic (2015)....

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Melody Owen

Melody Owen has a BA in Photography from the University of Oregon and an MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University in New York. She is currently working towards a second Masters degree, this one in Environmental Arts and Humanities. Her main concern is...

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Cynthia Camlin

Cynthia Camlin's newest work in painting and drawing interprets changes in the world's oceans. The ghostly architecture of bleached coral in paintings begun in 2016 evokes the rapid withering of ocean life, largely invisible to humans. This new body of work emerges...

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