Current Residents

Emily Cohen

Emily Cohen is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in ecological design and community planning.  She is intrigued at the balance between art and science, built and natural, chaos and order. Her focus at Playa involves creating a field guide to climate change...

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Pato Hebert

Pato Hebert is an artist, teacher and organizer. His work explores the aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness. He is particularly interested in space, spirituality, pedagogy and progressive praxis. His projects have been presented at Beton7 in Athens,...

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Peter DeLory

I began making photographs of the landscape in Cape Cod at the age of 16. Growing up on a sparse, thin spit of sand surrounded by ocean anchored my spirit to the land. Driving west to school in San Francisco I was awed by the vastness of the American West. My feelings...

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Shane Koehler

With a exciting background in ecology and fine art artist Shane Koehler has traveled the world teaching environmental education, designing and making environmental landscapes and creating wildlife conservation themed watercolor paintings. He has worked for notable...

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Ana Wieder Blank

Ana Wieder Blank is a contemporary artist working in painting, ceramic sculpture, installation, and performance. . Ana Wieder-Blank graduated in 2011 with an MFA in visual arts from Pratt Institute, with a concentration in painting. In addition to her Thesis show at...

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Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D.

Historian Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D. is a Research Professor at Portland State University's American Indian Teacher Program, a Fulbright Specialist (Malta), and the author of 4 books (Notable Women of Portland, Portland’s Slabtown, Portland’s Goose Hollow, and Culture...

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Allen Braden

Allen Braden is the author of a poetry collection A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood and a chapbook of poems Elegy in the Passive Voice. Former poet-in-residence for the Poetry Center and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he lives in Lakewood, Washington.

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Owen Gump

Owen Gump is a Bay Area-based visual artist working with photography and related media. His work examines the relationship between built environments and nature, focusing on the landscapes of the Western U.S. and their representation of cultural ideologies, past and...

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