Artists in ResidenceIn 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.

Each Artist-in-Residence is invited to explore the native plant environment, including TPF nursery and grounds, 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.

Artist in Residence Application  |   Artist in Residence Information

2020 Mark Roeder
September 26 through December 31, 2020

2019 Randall Von Bloomberg
Tikkun Olam and the California Native Garden
September 14 through December 31, 2019
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2018 Julia Paull
Artist-in-Residence Julia Paull: Perfect Mason
September 22 through December 29, 2018
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2017 Edward Lum
A Call to Action: Works by Edward Lum, 2017 Theodore Payne Artist-in-Residence
September 9 through December 30, 2017

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

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

2014 Mara Lonner
Mara Lonner: So Much, nothing
March 21 through September 15, 2015
(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
October 10 through December 29, 2013
The Poppy Print: Summer 2013, page 7
The Poppy Print: 2016, page 6

2012 Laura Stickney
Laura Stickney: Aspects of Theodore Payne Foundation in Line and Color
October 12 through December 29, 2012
The Poppy Print: Summer, 2012

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

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