ABOUT


Come to In Cahoots Residency for our pastoral location, light-filled studios, and collaborative spirit, and leave with a renewed passion for your work.

Inspiration


In Cahoots Residency provides housing and studio space to both emerging and professional artists in a variety of mediums, with a focus on artists books, letterpress, printmaking, writing, and collaboration. The residency hosts from three to five artists at a time in 1-week, 2-week or 4-week sessions. Residents are provided private individual guest houses (with kitchens and full bathrooms) and 24-hour access to the spacious shared studios. Residents do their own cooking. For those without a car, rides to the grocery store/supply store and weekly group field trips (to places such as Sonoma or the Pacific coast) are provided free of charge.

Artists are expected to pursue creative projects or research while at In Cahoots. For those who desire technical instruction or creative mentorship, there is a variety of possible demonstrations and mentorship levels available for an additional fee. See Options. There is a reception on Friday evening of every 1-week session, a chance to share work with each other. For the 2-week and 4-week sessions, there is an exhibition on the last Friday that is open to the public. Artists are required to donate one piece of artwork for the In Cahoots Residency Archive, to be displayed in rotation on the collective wall. This piece need not be a major work, but should represent you and your time at In Cahoots.

The spacious printmaking and book arts studios are in a renovated barn, with modern conveniences and historic charm. There is wi-fi in the housing and the studio and good cell service throughout. The letterpress studio, located in the former horse barn, is fully equipped with a Vandercook Universal I, a Vandercook Universal III automated press, and a large collection of lead and wood type of a variety of sizes. The printmaking studio and book bindery, with northern light and exposed beams overhead, houses a Takach 40 x 72 etching press, sink, drying rack, a Jacques board shear, clean work tables, a drymount press and a nipping press. Basic supplies such as solvents, brayers, PVA and newsprint are provided. Artists should bring their own plates and paper, and can opt to bring their own inks or pay a small fee to use the studio inks.

Immersion


Collaboration


As an additional option, artists may choose to come for a collaborative residency session. For these sessions, artists are encouraged to sign up in pairs or small groups to work together, to combine disciplines and voices, to be engaged in creative conversations. Macy has 20 years of experience with collaborations and is available for consultation on the collaborative process. Occasionally, artists are invited to the residency for specific collaborative projects.

Equipment we have on site

  • Vandercook Universal 1 letterpress (15 x 21 press bed)
  • Vandercook Universal 3 letterpress, automated, adjustable bed (18 x 24 press bed)
  • Takach 4072 etching press (40 x 72 press bed)
  • Jacques board shear
  • 30 drawers of wood type, various sizes
  • 150 drawers of lead type
  • Magnetic bases for polymer plates
  • Furniture, composing sticks, galley trays, leading, spacing, etc. for letterpress
  • Drymount press
  • Nipping press
  • Brayers- selection of 2 inch, 4 inch, 6 inch, 12 inch

Housing

The 3 guest cottages are each one-bedroom with one or two beds. Each house can accommodate one artist or two friends who sign up together. The accommodations are charming and private with towels and linens provided for your stay. A washer/dryer is on the premises.

Each cottage has a small kitchen stocked with basic cooking equipment, silverware, dishes and glasses, as well as basic spices. Residents do their own cooking. Weekly rides to the grocery store are available to those without access to a car.

Each of the guest cottages has its own personality as described below.

Pricing

-1 Week2 Weeks4 Weeks
Independent Artist$495 /$420 students$800/$680 students$1400/$1190 students
Focused Mentorship I$745/$630 students$1050/$890 students$1650/$1400 students
Focused Mentorship II$1120/$952 students$1425/$1210 students$2025/$1720 students
(the student rate is 15% off as noted)

Residency and Mentorship Options

Independent Artist- this type of residency allows for individual (or collaborative) work time with the support of In Cahoots staff for brief questions or equipment demos.
Focused Mentorship I- this residency includes individual (or collaborative) work time, plus 5 hours of mentorship/questions/equipment demos with the residency director, Macy.
Focused Mentorship II- this residency includes individual (or collaborative ) work time, plus 5 hours of mentorship/questions/equipment demos, plus 5 hours of focused instruction with the residency director, Macy.
Additional mentorship options are available at 50/hour. Please inquire.
Additional instruction options are available at 75/hour. Please inquire.