About Us


Artlife Original Is a creativity incubator and studio where we gather in the Victorian Village of Ferndale California, on the north end of the Lost Coast. As part of the Klamath / North Coast bioregion, we access ancient redwoods and other forests, seldom touched coastline, nine major river systems and generally supportive arts community in an economically challenged area where a bit of the wild west still kicks off now and again.

Artlife Original hosts weekly gatherings where visual artists, musicians, technologists, makers and other creatives collaborate or create work in our studio space. From these gatherings various commercial and project based efforts have arisen including art activities for kids. We practice a straightforward model of collaborative entrepreneurship, harnessing a sense of fair and open responses the various opportunities we encounter.

Artlife Original functions as an art and design studio and takes on select projects under the right conditions.

The Artlife Original Studio is stewarded by:
 
Sonny Wong
http://www.facebook.com/sonnywong001
http://www.tumblr.com/blog/wongworld
 

Shawn Griggs
http://www.redeyelaboratories.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Redeye-laboratories
 

Andrei Hedstrom
www.andreihedstrom.com
http://www.facebook.com/Andrei.Hedstrom.Artist
 

Darren Weiss aka Crazy D
Musician and DJ - Chicken Scratch Radio - KHUM
http://khum.com/darrenweiss 

 Stephanie Willoughby, aka Sister Crow - Studio Manager/Knower of Where Things Are Located/Magical Unicorn 

https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.michaelswilloughby

https://www.satorusessions.wordpress.com

 

Artlife Allies, Associates, Zealots, Accomplices and Partner Studios 
Krishna
Artlife Original Documentarian and ambassador of creative flow

Jeff Sanchez
Boutique Manufacturer and Art / Tech Collaborator
Resident taco and jalapeno popcorn expert
Northgate Manufacturing

Marc and Leah Daniels
Makers, Builders and Educators
Minds Eye Manufactory

Sam Kagan aka The Sheik
Painter and Creative Director 
Artlife Arcata Chairman and President of Creative Destruction

Paul Beatie
Musician, Educator and Purveyor of Instruments
http://www.ferndalemusiccompany.com

Demetrius DiStefano
Science and Tech and Minstrel of Magnetic Energies
Ferndale TECH
http://www.ferndaletech.com

Johnny Houx
Musician, Artist, Archer and eco warrior poet in residence
http://johnnyhoux.bandcamp.com/ 

Joey Miller - Artlife Sacto and Telegraph Hiking Club Diva
Nomadic Nutritionist, Social Media Jedi, Painter and Hiker
www.telegraphic.com 

Byran McWaters
Sculptor and Resident Firefighter
www.facebook.com/MaDMeTaLs.us

Erik Borzi
Digital media guru, Photographer to the stars and Artlife L.A. Wisdom Bomber
www.erikborzi.com

Jiordi Rosales
Musician and Luthier

Peter Tatum
Musician and Maker

Casey Brazfield
Musician and Maker

Bruce Keller and Artisan Alley
www.facebook.com/ArtisanAlleyFerndale

Cynthia Brando
Singer Songwriter
www.cynthiabrando.com