Photo: Stuart Allen's Lake Berryessa Line

The Putah-Cache Bioregion Project:

Art and Literature

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Artists and Writers in Bioregional Residence:

The Bioregion Project appoints several artists and writers in residence each year. Artists and writers are expected to do work that responds to the geography, biology, and culture of the combined watersheds of Putah Creek and Cache Creek, and to present their work to the bioregional community in exhibitions and readings, including the annual Watershed Arts Festival. Artists and writers have the opportunity to have their work published in the form of pamphlets and posters.

The Request for Proposals appears in late April; deadline for proposals is mid-May; and artists in residence are announced July 1.

A number of artists have continued work in and about the bioregion. Watch for their performances, exhibits and readings in the local papers!

1999-2000 Artists and Writers in Bioregional Residence
Kathy Dybeck of San Francisco and Susan Sahl of Antioch, who will collaborate on making art books of the plants of the Clear Lake region
Lisa Erskine of Davis, weaver
Richard Lowenberg of Davis, electronic media artist
Lewis Santer of Davis, songwriter and singer
Stacey Vetter of Davis, painter
Alethea Eason of Clearlake Oaks, writer
Dolores Westrich of Middletown, historian and guidebook writer
Christy Brigham of Davis, poet
Nicola Waldron of Davis, poet

1998-1999 Artists and Writers in Bioregional Residence
Kyung-Nam Choi (weaver)
Julia Couzens (painter)
James Fogle (photographer)
John Wilson White (photographer and installation artist)
Linda Book (song and story writer)
Roy Kamada (poet)
Sarah Motley (essayist)
Frances Ransley (poet)

1997-1998 Artists and Writers in Bioregional Residence
Stuart Allen (photographer)
Mia Lor Houlberg (multimedia)
Norm Milstein (singer/songwriter)
Ebertilene Paulino (painter)
Amy Boyer (fiction, essays)
Jean Jackman (storyteller)
Pamela Moore (poet)
Norman Schaeffer (poet)

Work of Artists and Writers in Bioregional Residence has been published in the fold-outs Putah & Cache nos. 1 through 6, with more to come. It has also appeared on Putah-Cache Bioregion Project posters. Other work appears on-line at this site. Work by several Putah-Cache writers appears in Spark, the on-line journal of the UC Davis English Department.


A guidebook for the bioregion is planned. It will be an eclectic compendium of information on the natural history and culture of the region. Details will appear as they arrive.

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