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Varda Artists Residency Program


Since the late 1940s the SS Vallejo houseboat has been a meeting place for artists and intellectuals. Talented artists such as Jean Varda, Gordon Onslow Ford, Mark Tobey, Wolfgang Paalen, Roberto Matta and Ruth Asawa either lived or stayed at the SS Vallejo. Cultural figures such as the philosopher Alan Watts have also resided there. Others who have been connected to the boat at one time or another include intellectuals Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, writers Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller and Maya Angelou, musician Harry Partch, filmmakers James Broughton and Agnes Varda, and curator Grace McCann Morley. 

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Varda Artists Residency Program


Since the late 1940s the SS Vallejo houseboat has been a meeting place for artists and intellectuals. Talented artists such as Jean Varda, Gordon Onslow Ford, Mark Tobey, Wolfgang Paalen, Roberto Matta and Ruth Asawa either lived or stayed at the SS Vallejo. Cultural figures such as the philosopher Alan Watts have also resided there. Others who have been connected to the boat at one time or another include intellectuals Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, writers Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller and Maya Angelou, musician Harry Partch, filmmakers James Broughton and Agnes Varda, and curator Grace McCann Morley. 

MORE about the PROGRAM

Each iteration of the Varda Artists Residency Program will include four artists, writers and curators residing on the SS Vallejo shared houseboat at the same time. Each guest will be placed in a private living area and studio (cabin), and will have access to shared areas. Our eating and resting areas are optimal spaces for interacting. Our carefully curated private events will provide a chance to meet some of the local artists, creators and thinkers. As such, the VAR Program is suited to talented, curious and outgoing artists, writers, curators and creatives. 

 

2016 is the second year in which this residency will occur. Our aim is to design a program that provides a prolific environment where creative people can exchange innovative ideas, technical knowledge and produce new works. The residency is private and by invitation only. 

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Dossier


Our detailed dossier covers important topics such studios dimensions, what the program can and cannot offer, what is expected from artists and so on.  

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Dossier


Our detailed dossier covers important topics such studios dimensions, what the program can and cannot offer, what is expected from artists and so on.  

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Contact


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Contact


 

We are located in Sausalito, California. The residency is private and closeD to visitors. The program is by invitation only.

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