Greetings from the Camp Grounded Artist in Residence Program alumni

At each session of Camp Grounded, three or four professional artists created large format pieces shoulder to shoulder, outdoors under the trees and stars. The goal of the Artist in Residence program (AiR) is to inspire and educate; to encourage campers to make their own pieces at camp and to inspire creativity once they return home.

The truth is we don't really know what will happen when we are part of the Camp Grounded Artist in Residence program!

We just give ourselves permission to show up and make our best works. Like camp itself, we start with the blank canvas and have to push through an intense level of the unknown to produce impactful artworks in the common conversation of the event. We created the residency at camp to share this elusive and exciting process from start to finish, bringing the audience along the path from spark to execution in a number of different styles and methods. The Artists push the envelope of comfort, community contribution and mistakes (you're awesome!) to make huge pieces of art. The production of this magic is a circle of inspiration for both the artists and the audience!

Many of the original pieces of art have sold in the first round of auctioning, there are still many left to bid on in the second round!

If you missed out on the purchase of the piece that you really loved, all of the works are available for purchase as high quality prints through September.

Check out our gallery by clicking the button below.


MeiMei and Practice

"Second Place" Vickrey Auction

A Vickrey auction is a type of sealed-bid auction. Bidders submit written bids without knowing the bids of the other people in the auction.

The winner pays the second-highest price, not the price they themselves bid.

Bidding for the large format original works starts at $1,200 (unless otherwise listed. Check the Gallery page to see minimum bids for each piece.)

You decide the maximum value you are willing to pay and submit a bid for that amount. If you are the highest bidder you will only pay whatever the second-highest bid was (or $1,200 if you are the only bidder). So, a "second place" mechanism encourages everyone to bid truthfully, and the piece goes to the person who values it at the highest price.

Please take a look at the Gallery and then click the button below to open the bidding form.

Bidding closes September 30th.

The originals are not stretched or framed. They will be shipped as rolled canvas (or paper). Local pickups in the SF Bay Area can be arranged.

High quality prints

Don't have the wall space for a four foot by six foot canvas original? You can still bring home a piece of Camp Grounded's AiR program with a high quality print in a smaller size. Click the button below to open the ordering form for prints.

 Blue Moon serenades us under the stars

Blue Moon serenades us under the stars