Renda Dionne Madrigal is a Clinical Psychologist, Member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, and is a UCLA certified Mindfulness Practitioner.  In her practice, she combines mindfulness, somatic experiencing, and storytelling (which includes creative drama and narradrama). She enjoys creative writing and is writing two fiction books featuring American Indian characters. She is also writing a nonfiction book: Mindful Families

"Trees!" A Dorland Art Exhibit

An Art & Writings Exhibit with works by Dorland Resident Artists & Writers

On Exhibit in the Community Arts Studio during 

Celebrate the Arts

Thank you to all who helped us to 

Sandwich Platter, Salad, Water, Coffee, & Snacks Included. 

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“Each painting is an emotional response to color…  real or imagined but always felt.”
Joe Oakes received a BFA from CSU Fullerton in 1997. His desire was to share something he loves and to inspire others to paint and create. Oakes has not looked back and has received numerous awards and recognition for his art. He continues to teach and exhibit throughout California and the southwest. He says, "All of us, in varying degrees, have become blind to the colors of our world. The mind dictates the color of things without true observation. Giving those colors back to each of us through painting is my goal."

You will get: 

  • 2 hours of Social Media Workshop
  • A fun Social Media Scavenger Hunt! 
  • Learn how to promote your work
  • Basics of Instagram and Facebook for creatives
  • Best practices on social platforms. 
  • All printed materials necessary for the workshop. 

Songwriter's Circle

Thursday, January 31 from 6-9pm

Join Nathan Rivera, Jessie Smith and other musicians at Dorland. Listen to live music in the intimate venue of Horton Cottage. 

* Creative Coptic Book-Binding
with Phyllis Mauldin
Sun, Nov 11 & Wed, Nov 28

As we celebrate Earth Day, we are grateful for the peace and tranquility Dorland has been able to offer countless resident artists, writers, and musicians over the years.

After surviving past devastating fires, Dorland is now facing another crisis, as we have had to temporarily close our doors due to the COVID-19 situation.  

We are reaching out to you, and all who support both the arts and nature, to ask for your support. ​

Save the Date!

Celebrate the Arts 2019 at Dorland

Dorland's Annual Fundraiser

June 23, 2019 from 12-6pm

Click Here to Purchase Entry Tickets

Click Here for Call for Artists & Vendors​​

on June 23, 2019 at Dorland

You, our Friends, Sponsors, Volunteers, Artists, Musicians, and Writers made Dorland's Annual Fundraiser a success. 

Call or email for more information.

Please consider donating to our Help Dorland Flourish  fundraising campaign.

Our goal is to replace the $45,000 of lost revenue so we can survive and continue to serve our community and artists from around the world.

We thank our generous donors who have already given from their hearts for the survival of this retreat.


Please donate now to help us continue to make the world more beautiful.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10 - 12pm

Publisher Marj Charlier will explore the choices you have as a self-publisher, discuss book design and formatting, and help unveil the mysterious world of book publishing.

​Register Here

​Location: Dorland's Community Arts Studio 

Table Manners

with Don Smith

Sat. ~ October 20, 2018 ~ 1-3pm

REGISTER HERE!

January 31 ~ Songwriter’s Circle

  • Musicians Nathan Rivera and Jessie Smith host songwriters, musicians, and Dorland friends in Horton Cottage for a circle of musical sharing.


March 20-May 20~ "Trees!" an Art Exhibit at Dorland 

  • Dorland Associate Artists exhibit their artwork in this show in the Community Arts Studio. Reception March 30 from 4-6pm.  


May 1 ~  Songwriter’s Circle, 6-9pm

  • Musicians Nathan Rivera and Jessie Smith host songwriters, musicians, and Dorland friends in Horton Cottage for a circle of musical sharing.


June 23 ~ Celebrate the Arts at Dorland, 12-6pm

  • Share Art, Food, Music, Readings under Dorland’s beautiful oaks. Visit the Resident Artists’ studios and explore the grounds. Music by John Lane. Robin Adler and Dave Blackburn, and Mike Vitale .


July ~ Art Exhibit at the Brandon Gallery

  • Dorland Associate Artists exhibit their artwork during July. Members read their poetry, prose and music at the reception on July 14.


 September ~ Art Exhibit at the Merc Gallery

  • A month-long exhibition by Associate Artists during September. Members read their poetry, prose and music at the Reception and Program on September 6 from 6-9pm.


TBD ~  Songwriter’s Circle, 6-9pm

  • Musicians Nathan Rivera and Jessie Smith host songwriters, musicians, and Dorland friends in Horton Cottage for a circle of musical sharing.


TBD ~ Community Arts Studio Exhibit, 6-9pm 

  • Dorland Associate Artists exhibit their artwork in this show in the Community Arts Studio. Reception March 30 from 4-6pm.  

November 21 ~Coffee on the Deck, 10 -1130 am

  • Join us at the Dorland - Community Arts Studio for a joyous Associate Artist Exhibit and Reception with music, food and drink!


Mindful Practice

with Renda Dionne 

Friday ~ October 19, 2018 ~ 5-8pm

REGISTER HERE!

RENEE CASSESE, Workshop Program Coordinator, has a Masters Degree in Special Education and School Supervision and Administration. She had a thirty year career as a classroom teacher, teacher mentor and supervisor and Assistant Principal. In her career she provided and coordinated workshops for teachers and parents. She also taught several college level courses in order to provide our teaching assistants with the credits they needed for certification. She has taught creative writing to children and adults and was a member of a writers' critique group for fifteen years before moving to California. She also wrote a grant for the school, a teachers' manual and a parent handbook. Her personal essays, poetry and short stories have been published in a variety of literary journals. 

Your Options in Self-Publishing
Presented by 
Marj Charlier

Sunacumen Press

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops & events are located in the Dorland Arts Center.

Table Manners

Interactive Play Readings

--- with Don Smith

Sat. ~ January 19, 2018 ~ 1-3pm

REGISTER HERE!

Pay Here:

See our Wish List: Updated 1/10/18 ​

(Thanks to your donations!!!!)

  and...


Book-Binding Workshop

with Phyllis Mauldin

Your Choice of Dates and Times: 
* Wednesday ~ April 18, 2018 ~ 10-12pm  or  * Sunday ~ April 22, 2018 ~ 10-2pm  or   

* Sunday ~ April 22, 2018 ~ 2-4pm

Dorland Community Arts Studio
36701 Hwy 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
 


On Exhibit December 20 - February 1, 2020
in the Dorland Art Gallery
Open 10-3pm 

Reception January 19, 2020

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10 - 12 noon

Share coffee, sweets, fruit & ideas with other Dorland artists and writers and just have fun!

Free & Open to the Public

Music by the Curtis Price Trio

​Location: Dorland's Community Arts Studio Deck

RSVP to John Mazurek at events@dorlandartscolony.org

* Creative Coptic Book-Binding
with Phyllis Mauldin
Wednesday, January 23

1-4pm

SIGN UP HERE

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Susan Mongomery has been writing, editing and publishing throughout her career. She has published several books, including What Really Matters Now, a photo gift book, which sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide and was produced with her photographer husband, Todd. Always a lover of the arts, Susan has also written two artists' biographies: In the Moment: The Life and Art of Schomer Lichtner and In Celebration: The Life and Art of Ruth Grotenrath. Both books were published by the Museum of Wisconsin Art and the University of Wisconsin Press. Susan now writes on the topics of food, wine, travel, lifestyle for various publications and websites, including her own site, Life-Uncorked.com. Susan has a Master's Degree in Journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is also on the Board of Directors of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association, where she holds the position of Treasurer. 

Sunday Scribblers

Topic: Writing Aids

MICHAEL CRAIG CARRIER, Grounds Coordinator and CAS Exhibits Curator, is a self taught artist of Anglo/Hispanic heritage. His family was a group of highly creative individuals, whose encouragement inspired him to develop my own artistic voice. He has worked in various LA area galleries including Sunyata Gallery and Don O' Melveny Gallery. He works as an artist maintaining studios Cedarpines Park, and Temecula CA and also works as a Licensed Painting Contractor. His Eco Art has been seen in over 2 dozen solo exhibitions and over a 100 group shows. Widely collected, his work has earned several awards, as well as two Museum Residencies. 

*Grandparent & Child Book Making
with Phyllis Mauldin
Saturday, November 17 

(Previously scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2019)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
10 - 12pm

​Share coffee, sweets, fruit & ideas with other Dorland artists and writers and just have fun.

​​

Free & Open to the Public

RSVP & MORE INFORMATION HERE

​Location: The Dorland Arts Center

Photo Credit: Stephen Eldred, Associate Artist

Melissa Beeson-Holmes, raised by an artist mom and a surfing couple, spent most weekends at San Onofre surfing beach, and vacations along streams and lakes fishing in the Sierras. Her love of water in all its form is a lifelong theme. It has been a source of endless fascination and enjoyment and it shows in her art. Her paintings make people feel her joy of water.

Michael Craig Carrier - The Go-To Guy & Wilderness Man

Michael wears many hats... as a Board Member, Eco-Artist, Essayist, Rattlesnake wrangler, and Trailblazer. Michael learned his many skills over the years from experiences in widely diverse areas from the Marines to LA Galleries. He is available to create installations for events, to maintain fire clearances, chop wood, blaze trails, and sometimes fix a leaky faucet. A hero in so many ways!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
10 - 11:30 am

Share coffee, sweets, fruit & ideas with other Dorland artists and writers and just have fun!

Free & Open to the Public

​Location: Dorland's Community Arts Studio Deck

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony was founded in 1979 by concert pianist, Ellen Dorland and environmentalist, Barbara Horton. Individual cottages provide studio and living facilities within the Dorland Preserve, a 300-acre wilderness area acquired with the help of The Nature Conservancy. Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is a nonprofit organization. Its purpose is to deepen the quality of the creative process, enabling its residents to explore their own creative resources without distraction. Residency Applications are reviewed monthly.

Sunday, June 2 ~ 10am-3pm


Learn to "Open Your Eyes" & learn to create vibrant, interesting characters and images in your writing & artwork.

"Dorland Artist Silent Auction" 

Shadow Puppet Build

with Don Smith

Sat. ~ June 15, 2019

12-3pm

REGISTER HERE!

Beginning Photography Workshop
With Andrew Roe
Sunday, November 5th from 2 - 4 pm

Sign Up Now. Limited Space!
To see more of Andrew Roe’s Photography, click here.

To register, email Andrew Roe: Andrew@andrewroephoto.com

Fee for Non-Members: $50  ~  Dorland Associate Artist Members: $40 





Workshop Location: Dorland Community Arts Studio

36701 Hwy 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592 
We hope to see you there!

* Fantastic Foils
with Risa Gettler
Saturday, February 9

10-12pm

REGISTER HERE!

* Social Media Workshop for Creatives

with Miss Megan Elizabeth Miller 


Saturday, February 23

10:30-12:30pm

REGISTER HERE! 

$45 Special Price

(usually $75)

Table Manners

Interactive Play Readings

--- with Don Smith

Saturday, April 18, 2020 

From 1-3pm

REGISTER HERE!

SUSAN MONTGOMERY has been writing, editing and publishing throughout her career. She has published several books, including What Really Matters Now, a photo gift book, which sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide and was produced with her photographer husband, Todd. Always a lover of the arts, Susan has also written two artists' biographies: In the Moment: The Life and Art of Schomer Lichtner and In Celebration: The Life and Art of Ruth Grotenrath. Both books were published by the Museum of Wisconsin Art and the University of Wisconsin Press. Susan now writes on the topics of food, wine, travel, lifestyle for various publications and websites, including her own site, Life-Uncorked.com. Susan has a Master's Degree in Journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is also on the Board of Directors of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association, where she holds the position of Treasurer. 

Table Manners

with Don Smith

Sat. ~ November 16, 2019 ~ 1-3pm

REGISTER HERE!

LISA FLADING, Marketing and Communications Director

If you missed the reception, you can still come see the exhibit. 

Table Manners

with Don Smith

Sat. ~ October 20, 2018 ~ 1-3pm

REGISTER HERE!

​Help us reach our Goal of $15,000!

Donate to the Dorland Fundraiser  Here:

* Photography 101
with Andrew Roe
Saturday, Nov 10

Sunday, March 8, 2020

2-4pm

at Dorland 

Write your heart out!

Free - Details & RSVP Here

Paula Gray is a photographer, oil painter, mixed-media and embroidery artist. Born in Texas and strongly influenced by family trips traveling the Western States, she now lives in California.  She spent the majority of her work experience in high-tech companies traveling to over 40 countries and now assists clients who buy/sell homes and insurance. From photographer to oil painting her passion for creativity has led her to explore various media. Her oil paintings and commission pieces are in private collections in Hawaii, California and Arizona. 

* Introduction to Gothic Calligraphy
with Risa Gettler

Sunday, Nov 18 ~1-4pm

REGISTER SOON!

Plan a visit to see Dorland

* Introduction to Gothic Calligraphy
with Risa Gettler

Wednesdays Oct 3-Nov 7 ~10am - 12pm

REGISTER HERE!

Artworks by Peter Liashkov...At Dorland

 * Creative Iris in Acrylics

 with Sacha Hope

   Saturday ~ July 28 ~ 1-4pm

* Creative Coptic Book-Binding
with Phyllis Mauldin
Date to be Announced  

Saturday, December 15, 2018
4 - 9pm

Share art, do art, hang with other artists

and just have fun!

Free & Open to the Public

Refreshments & Wine

​Location: Dorland's Community Arts Studio