In spring 2008, the Foundation initiated its Artist-in-Residence Program to foster new ways of viewing our beautiful native flora and engage local artists with native plants in dedicated, focused projects.

Our Artist-in-Residence is invited to explore the native plant environment, including TPF nursery and grounds and and produce a body of work inspired by nature. This work is exhibited in a fall exhibition in the Theodore Payne Gallery. During their residency, each artist also teaches one or more art classes at the Foundation.

A Call for Applications: The Theodore Payne Arts Council is accepting applications for our 2019 Artist-in-Residence. Applications are due June 1, 2018, and then jury results will be announced June 30.
Artist-in-Residence Application – PDF
Artist-in-Residence Information – PDF

2018 Julia Paull
Exhibition (title to come)
September 22-December 31, 2018
Learn more.

2017 Ed Lum
A Call to Action: Works by Edward Lum, 2017 Theodore Payne Artist-in-Residence
September 9-December 30, 2017

2016 Christine Nguyen
Christine Nguyen: Cyanotype Impressions of California Plants
September 10-December 30, 2016
The Poppy Print: Spring 2016, page 6

2015 Ann Page
Ann Page: Winged, Fluted and Reticulated
October 3-December 31, 2015
The Poppy Print: Summer 2015, page 7

2014 Mara Lonner
Mara Lonner: So Much, nothing
(Mara’s exhibition was postponed to spring 2015, due to construction on new educational facilities at TPF)
The Poppy Print: Spring 2015, Page 7

2013 Mary-Austin Klein
Mary-Austin Klein: The Native Edge ' human encroachment on native plant environments
The Poppy Print: Summer 2013, Page 7
The Poppy Print: 2013, Page 6

2012 Laura Stickney
Laura Stickney: Aspects of Theodore Payne Foundation in Line and Color
The Poppy Print: Summer 2012
The Poppy Print: 12-4.pdf

2010 Elinor Nissley
Nature in Relief: Letterpress Graphics by Elinor Nissley
The Poppy Print: 10-4.pdf

2008 Pamela Burgess
Radiant Light: Shadow Drawings of California Native Plants
The Poppy Print: 08-4.pdf