Last year brought a huge change for the retreat . . . a move west to Port Gamble and the Iron Mountain Arts studios. The decision to relocate was motivated by our purchase of this beautiful property on the Hood Canal where my husband Paul and I have created an incredible artist studio in which to host this event. Rising costs at the original retreat site had become increasingly frustrating and impossible to absorb and were also pricing many artists out of the opportunity of attending. So mid 2016, I took a leap of faith in myself and, following my heart and my original vision for this retreat, courageously changed directions. Because of this decision, we have now all landed in an incredibly creative, artistic paradise. Welcome to the new and improved Autumn Artist Retreat!
In November of 2016, Iron Mountain Arts hosted its' first "west-side" retreat in the cozy, historic town of Port Gamble, Washington. Twelve incredible artists wallowed in the peace-filled, inspiring atmosphere of this magical place as well as the amazing instruction of our two master instructors ~ Sarah Thompson and Tracy Stanley. My vision had finally been realized . . . the event was an overwhelming success!
This year, we build on this success by making the retreat accessible to more artists with more attendance options and lower registration fees. I am also honored to announce the 2017 guest instructor . . . introducing Storm Autumn Rise!!! With an epic name like hers, you can expect unparalleled direction and incredible projects to get your creative juices flowing! I am joining Storm as the retreat's artist-in-residence and can guarantee a creative experience that will satisfy your every imaginings!
Spots will always be limited as we value giving our attendees optimum time with incredible instructors so don't hesitate to reserve your spot soon! We look forward to sharing our vision and this incredible piece of paradise with you in October!
I am a Lover of life and of living it to the fullest, giving daily thanks to God for all the close saves and second chances!!! My most brilliant life successes are my three amazing kids - Nathan, Alex and Becca - and the incredible partnership I share with my husband and best friend, Paul. I am so incredibly blessed!