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2022 Grant Fundraising Event

In Cahoots Residency 2022 Grant Fundraising Event

October 15, 2022, 4pm - 6pm
in person and on Zoom

Since opening our doors in January 2019, we have provided residency grants to almost 90 artists! On October 15, we hosted a grant fundraising event both live in Petaluma, and on Zoom so we could include our supporters near and far.

We featured presentations by five past grant winners as they each talked about their current work and how receiving an In Cahoots Residency grant was a creative spark for their studio practice. These artists have work for sale, with a portion of the proceeds to support the grant program. In Cahoots Residency merch, including tote bags and stickers is also available to purchase with proceeds funding our grant program.

Meet our Speakers


Michael Ezzell

Michael Ezzell uses a range of media to create his illustrations. In the stories he tells with his printmaking and painting he explores esoteric symbolism and mysticism, weaving characters and icons reminiscent of Greek and Roman myths into new narratives and worlds. Ezzell’s work presents a window through time and reality; an escape into realms of fantasy and wonder that mix and merge into one another, inviting us to question what is real and what is make believe. In addition to his fine arts practice, Ezzell is the designer of a line of well-imagined goods, that includes pins, patches, hand-printed bandanas and totes. Each piece is rich with symbolism and evokes its own mythology. Ezzell works and lives in Providence, RI. He holds a BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art & Design.

Michael's Website


e bond

e bond makes digital spaces by day, handmade books by night, hangs out with trees on weekends and writes something close to poems in the spaces between. Under the studio name roughdrAftbooks—created in 2003—she makes one-of-a-kind artists books, printed pieces and drawings that merge and blur the boundaries of art, craft, design and poetry. e holds a BFA in graphic design and art history from Moore College of Art & Design and an MFA in Creative Writing and Book Art from Mills College. For over 20 years e has worked as both a print and web designer for companies like Anthropologie and Gap Inc. while also serving as professor of Graphic Design and Book Art in various college and university art departments. Her work has been published in 500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form, by Lark Books and 1,000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art by Sandra Salamony.

e's Website


Kelda Martensen

Kelda Martensen is a visual artist who works in printmaking, collage and book arts. She is also an educator, collaborator and parent. Born in Tacoma, Washington and raised in and around a woodshop in Gig Harbor, WA, she grew up drawing on wood scraps and using hand tools for toys. She states "I work in printmaking, collage and book arts, and am especially interested in the overlap. Collage is at the center of my practice, a powerful tool for narrative, creating tension and providing metaphors that arise through the collapsing of different imagery." Martensen is tenured faculty of art and the department chair at North Seattle College where she continues to be inspired by her students and colleagues. Martensen earned a BA in Studio Art from Willamette University and an MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work is represented by J. Rinehart Gallery. Kelda lives with her family in Seattle, Washington.

Kelda's Website


Kate Laster & Steph Kudisch

Kate Laster is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Working either monumentally or intimately small, her practice is connected to the weight of the past, human migration, and the effervescent exhaustion of everyday love.

Steph Kudisch is a trans genderfluid artist whose work questions how systems of power function in relation to disability and queerness. They focus in screenprint, sound, and ceramics.

Kudisch and Laster form the collective Hevra Kadisha in which they create site-specific pieces that are grounded in intensive research, across the mediums of printmaking, sculpture, performance, and sound. 

Kate's Website
Steph's Website



Ways to support
our Grant Program

Where to make a monetary donation:

We accept money through Venmo, PayPal, and cash/check. Here is more information about each of these methods:

Check: made out to Macy Chadwick, mailed to 198 Liberty Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Venmo: Payable to @macy-chadwick

Paypal: Send payment to

Visit the In Cahoots Donate page for more information on how you can donate and what your donation goes toward.

Where to buy the speaker's art:

Each speaker has prints and other artwork available to purchase, and a portion of the profits will go toward our grant program. They are available to purchase here.

How to buy merch after the event:

All available merch is available to purchase here. All items will stay on our website until they are sold out. Also check on the In Cahoots Residency Instagram for more up to date news on the merch.


We appreciate everyone who was able to attend the event in person or on Zoom. If you weren't able to attend or would like to help support In Cahoots's grant program, please consider supporting us by donating, or purchasing art and merch. Donations are gladly accepted in any amount. Please visit our donations page for more information on how to make a donation.