Colorado Art Ranch

Salida 2007 Artists in Residence
May 5-30, 2007

salida Residents Salida Artists in Residence From Left: Alonzo Davis, Gloria Lamson, Mary-Ellen Campbell, Jon Spayde, and Brady Udall. Front Row: Duck
  Artists in Residence
Campbell Mary Ellen Campbell
Mary Ellen is a book artist from New York City and is enjoying a sabbatical by working at residencies. She came to Colorado almost directly from Costa Rica. Marilyn Whitley, a book arts fan was Mary Ellen's Art Buddy and helped her set up a very successful talk on book making book arts. Mary Ellen worked out of the store front studio on F Street, and was always to be found hard at work. She donated one of her creations to Colorado Art Ranch.
Davis Alonzo Davis
Alonzo is a sculptor from Hyattsville, Maryland whose broad ranging travels inform his work. His works can be found all over the globe. Aided by his Art Buddy, Hannalorre Gabriel, Alonzo became the unofficial Colorado Art Ranch Ambassador. His presentation at the Salida Regional Library was very well received. While in Salida Alonzo designed a sculpture using aspen poles and kayak hulls to be installed in a public space in Salida.
Lamson Gloria Lamson
Gloria is an environmental artist and photographer from Port Townsend, Washington. Gloria fell in love with the Arkansas River Valley and created numerous temporary pieces in the old mining town of Turret, as well as in the studio. Her Art Buddy was William Boddy, artist and Salida shop owner.
Spayde Jon Spayde
Jon is a writer, journalist, poet and performance artist from St. Paul, Minnesota. Jon finished a book manuscript during his residency and started another book. Jon's Art Buddy was fellow Haiku poet and director of the Salida Regional Library, Jeff Donlan. Jon also worked on his performance art and brought the house down with a multi-character monologue at the Artposium.
Udall Brady Udall
Brady is a writer from Boise, Idaho. He is the author of The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint and Release the Hounds. Brady used his residency time to complete his novel, The Lonely Polygamist, to be published by Norton in 2008. Art Buddy, Sue Mills, made sure that Brady ocassionally left his intense writing regimen to meet the community in Salida.




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Art Buddies
Jeff Donlan
Marilyn Whitney
William Boddy
Sue Mills
Hannelore Gabriel