Programming @ Headlands Center for the Arts


As program manager at Headlands Center for the Arts between 2012 and 2016, I developed series models, curated and implemented programs, and developed discrete events. In that role I also oversaw Alumni New Works , a project-based granting and residency program for previous artist program participants, and the Affiliate Artist studio community program for Bay Area artists, overseeing the annual application and panel review process, and providing on-going support.

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Public Programs I organized include:

Shop Talk:
Artist exchanges and participatory talks on creative practice

    Accretion/Erasure: artists Jedediah Caesar & Kate Costello with poet and essayist Dodie Bellamy (Aug 9, 2016)

    Artists Dee-Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman with independent radio producer Davia Nelson of the Kitchen Sisters (May 10, 2016)

    Artist Desirée Holman with visual culture critic Derek Conrad Murray (Oct 13, 2015)

    Erin Diebboll (Sept 15, 2015)

    Secrets & Passwords: with new media artist and robotics engineer Ken Goldberg (Jul 14, 2015)

    No Ideas But in Things: with documentary filmaker J. P. Sniadecki (Jun 23, 2015)

    Future Present: Erin Wilson, Dario Robleto, and Chris Woebken (Mar 10, 17, and 24, 2015)


Desire Trails:
Artist-led hikes to re-frame the experience of place followed by a meal


    Fall 2016: hikes led by artists Samson Kambalu, Jenny Sharaf, Stairwell’s (Carey Lin & Sarah Hotchkiss), and Ewa Weslowska, and poet Hazel White (Sept 25, 2016)

    Fall 2015: hikes led by poet CAConrad, artists John Chiara, Patricia Ferdández, Sanaz Mazinani, and Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, forager Mia Andler, and perfumer Hall Newbegin (Sept 27, 2015)

    Spring 2015: hikes led by artists Miguel Arzabe, Sofía Córdova, David Janesko, and J. John Priola, historian Elaine Elinson, novelist Tupelo Hassman, ethnobotanist Deepa Preeti Natarajan, and planner Egon Terplan (Mar 8, 2015)

Fieldwork Sessions:
Experiential and place-based projects

    Field-Poetry with Juliana Spahr (Oct 23, 2016)

    Invasive Pigments: Exploring Weeds Through Watercolor with Ellie Irons (Aug 28, 2016)

    Pattern Language: Reflecting Place in Fabric with Kenya Miles (Jul 31, 2016)

    Experience & Record: Photography with Sean McFarland (May 22, 2016)


    Text/ile: Weaving Climate Data with Tali Weinberg (Apr 3, 2016)

    Drink to Your Health: Herbal Mixology with Rohini Moradi (Nov 15, 2015)

    Going Coastal with sea forager Kirk Lombard (Sept 13, 2015)


    With The Grain: Wood Sculpting with Jesse Schlesinger (Jun 14, 2015)

    Scent Lab with artist and mechanical engineer Paolo Salvagione and ecologist Jennifer Robin Berry (May 17, 2015)

    DIY-Dye It Yourself with textile artist Sasha Duerr, founder of Permacouture Institute (May 10 and Jun 7, 2015)


    Weaving Baskets & Stories with artist Sasha Petrenko (Mar 22, 2015)


    Landscape Alchemy: Sense, Place, and Re-Materialization with John Chiara, Liam Everett, and Meghann Riepenhoff (Jun 6-8, 2014)

    Portraits at the Margin: Narrative, Place, and Photographic Practice with artists Pieter Hugo and Alice Shaw, and critic and curator Glen Helfand (May 30-Jun 7, 2014)

Other Events:

    Aeroir: A Taste of Place with Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography, Zack Denfeld of The Center for Geonomic Gastronomy, and Gabriel Harp of CoClimate (Nov 19, 2015), developed in collaboration with Brooke Clinton.

    Slow by Design: Dinner with architect Walter J. Hood, Cittaslow USA Director Virginia Hubbell, fashion designer Lynda Grose, and Master Distiller of St. George Spirits Lance Winters (Dec 10, 2013), developed in collaboration with Brian Karl.

    Swell Break: Deep Crafts on the Edge led by master woodworker and board designer Scott Constable of Deep Craft, with sculptor and surfer Lawrence LaBianca and sculptor Sasha Petrenko (Aug 30 - Sept 2, 2013)


    Shelter: Hawk Hill Design Challenge with lead artist Nathan Lynch, guest presentations from CMG Landscape Architects, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, YMCA–Pt. Bonita, and UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (May 31 - Jun 7, 2013), developed in collaboration with Brian Karl.

    Other Histories, A Thematic Group Residency on the twin themes of knowing war and global human movements: immigration (winter 2012), coordinator and discussant, organized by Brian Karl.

    Caravanniversary: Pods, Contraptions, and Relics, a 30th Anniversary Festival and exhibition (Sept 15, 2012), developed in collaboration with Brian Karl. Primary organizer of festival, including outdoor artist projects, games & activities, music, a pedal-powered stage, and local artist and artisan vendor booths.

    Shifts in Horizon: Perspectives on Landscape led by photographers Sean McFarland and Christina Seely with presentations by photographers Jason Fulford, Michael Light, and Suzy Poling, artis and archivist Rick Prelinger, and then-Assistant Curator of Photography at SFMoMA Lisa Sutcliffe (Jun 1-8, 2012), developed in collaboration with Brian Karl.