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RESIDENT PRIVACY: Associate Artist agrees to respect the privacy of onsite staff, other visiting Associate Artists, and Resident Artists.

FIRE PREVENTION: Associate Artists agree to comply with all fire prevention and safety precaution. Non-compliance will result in immediate termination of privileges without a refund.

SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted in any area of the 300-acre Dorland property including the cottages and all buildings. The artist understands that smoking, or creating fire in any non-designated area of the 300-acre Dorland property will result in termination of privileges without a refund.

ACCESS: It is required that the executive director be notified in advance and Associate Artist’s visits approved prior to arrival on the grounds. 

COMMUNITY: Dorland values Associate Artist participation in the annual ‘Open Studios’ and other public events. Local community interaction is welcomed and encouraged as is assistance with stacking firewood and clearing trails.


Associate Artist understands that Dorland is a 300-acre mountainous property and that with the exception of Dorland’s access road, all other roads and pathways are not paved and have uneven surfaces. Dorland is home to a large variety of flora, fauna, insects, snakes (including rattlesnakes), ground squirrels, rabbits, mice, bobcat, mountain lions, and other animals indigenous to the Temecula Valley. There are two small bodies of water, a Reflection Pond and Lake Ticañu, the latter of which is approximately 20 feet deep.


Associate Artist and Dorland acknowledge that the Associate Artist’s use of the area may involve various hazardous materials incidental to artwork. The artist shall be responsible for safe storage and lawful disposal of hazardous materials used by the artist, and shall completely remove such materials from the premises at the conclusion of the artist’s visit to Dorland. Artist shall, to the maximum extent allowed under California law, indemnify and hold Dorland harmless, for all costs and claims, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expert witness fees, incurred by Dorland as a result of claims involving the artist’s use, maintenance, storage, or related activities involving Hazardous Materials.


Dorland shall not be responsible to the undersigned Associate Artist or any third party, for any losses or theft of personal property, damages, or personal injuries sustained by the artist resulting from, or in any way attributable to the visit in or about Dorland premises as a result of using the facilities, any equipment, services, or other provisions. All parties agree that the doctrine of express and primary assumption of risk shall operate as a complete bar to the undersigned Associate Artist’s right to recover damages for injury or death associated with any aspect of art production or presence at Dorland. The undersigned Associate Artist understands that he or she shall have no legal cause of action against Dorland, its staff, board of directors, volunteers, assigns or residents, in the event that he or she is injured by any risk inherent in the creative process or presence at Dorland. Dorland, in providing a retreat and workspace, does not make any warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular use or purpose, either express or implied. Associate Artist hereby elects to voluntarily enter into this agreement, and to assume all of the risk of injury or damages that may result with any aspect of art production or presence at Dorland.


Associate Artist understands that inclusion in Dorland’s group of Associate Artists is a privilege and a responsibility. Associate Artists choose to support Dorland’s mission statement through assisting as volunteers, involvement as participants in events or advocacy as representatives of Dorland Mountain Artists Colony within the community. The dedication and involvement of the group of Associate Artists is vital to Dorland. 


Associate Artist agrees to abide by all Dorland Mountain Arts rules and procedures outlined in Application Guidelines.


Associate Artists each contribute an annual fee of $100 or $150 for a family membership. In special circumstances, Dorland’s board of directors may waive this fee to honor individuals for extraordinary contributions of service. These contributions help maintain the building facilities, preserve the wilderness environment and provide community assistance for Resident and Associate Artists and special events. Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is a California 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, tax identification #95-3786125.

The Associate Artist fee is deductible for federal income tax purposes; however, it is limited to the excess of any value of goods or services provided by the Organization. Please consult your professional tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your donation.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 6, Temecula, CA 92593  ~  Physical Address: 36701 Highway 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
(951) 302-3837 ~ ~
A California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Type of Membership

Mission Statement:  The Associate Artists is a group of visual artists, writers, musicians, and supporters of the arts who meet to discuss, plan and implement activities that support Dorland, the regional arts community and each other. 



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