2020 Chalk Hill Artists in Residence

Deborah Crooks

March 03, 2020

"Born and raised in rural area of California, Deborah grew up surrounded by nature, but close enough to San Francisco to be influenced by the city’s history of social, musical and political upheaval. Her lyric-driven and soul-wise music draws on folk, rock, and Americana and is often compared to Lucinda Williams and The Cowboy Junkies. Venturing into everything from funk and reggae to rock and blues, her expansive and eclectic sound has evolved over her years studying writing and poetics at The Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO; voice and yoga in Mysore, India, and co-writing and collaborating with her Bay Area peers. ”

Jennifer Fearon

February 04, 2020

"Making art is a process that changes as the artist grows and changes.  We are constantly bombarded with images, conflicting information, and ideas.  In our current cultural moment, I want to stop in the maelstrom so that I may observe things closely in an attempt to answer the question of what matters most in life, what is it that is truly important. Right now, this truth is important to me." -Jennifer Fearon

Tara Tucker

January 07, 2020

"Animals are my primary subject mater. Animals utilized as stand-ins for people can say a lot about the human condition, but in a less individualistically identifiable way and I like this visual challenge as an artist. There are no human faces to distract from what my message is. That message is often narrative and personal. I can and often do, address environmental issues and endangered species within my artwork as a way to draw attention to the beauty and significance of these subjects. This duality of personal narrative and environmental consciousness is what interests me in my art making process." -Tara Tucker

Madelyn Covey

January 07, 2020

Madelyn Covey is an Oakland/Emeryville based artist working in painting, drawing, video, and textiles. She received her MFA from Mills College in 2012 and currently works at Creative Growth Art Center. Covey's work deals with the relationship between people and media representation and how the production and prevalence of images affect culture. Cosplay, or costume play, is a motif throughout her work that explores how people are able to combat the commodification of heroes and reclaim the characters as representations of their own lived experiences. 

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2020 Chalk Hill Artists in Residence

Chalk Hill Artist Residency is pleased to announce the selection of our 2020 artists. We encourage you to take a moment to explore these exceptional artists by clicking on the images. We are looking forward to seeing the creative endeavors they pursue in the coming year.

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