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Ka'ila Farrell-Smith Named Resident Artist for Djerassi for 2016

Ka'ila Farrell-Smith was selected as a Ford Family Foundation Oregon Visual Artist resident at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program during the 2016 season. Over 900 candidates applied or were nominated for 66 residencies.

The mission of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is to support and enhance the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty, and to preserve the land on which the Program is situated.

"The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is internationally recognized as one of the eminent artist residency programs. We strive to provide the best possible residency experience for artists of superior talent from a diverse range of backgrounds and geographical locations. As stewards of a unique and beautiful property, we also seek to preserve the land and use our facilities wisely and efficiently for maximum benefit to the artists and with the least impact on the environment."

Session Four Selected Artists:

Ngozi Anyanwu, New York, NY. Playwright Matthew Barnson, Brooklyn, NY. Composer Ka'ila Farrell-Smith, Portland, OR. Visual Artist Ann Fisher-Wirth, Oxford, MI. Writer Mayumi Hamanaka, Oakland, CA. Visual Artist Andy Jordan, Lincoln, UK. Playwright Ginger Krebs, Chicago, IL. Choreographer Robert Marc Friedman, Oslo, NO. Playwright Tess Martin, Rotterdam, NE. Media Artist Austen Rosenfeld, Brooklyn, NY. Poet Darren Tunstall, East Sussex, UK. Writer

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