Djerassi Resident Artists Program



Artful Harvest

Annual Open House



2017 Open House/Open Studios


Sunday, July 16, 2017

TIME: 10 AM - 5 PM


Please join us for the one day of the year that the Djerassi Program’s Artists’ Barn and private grounds are open to the general public! Meet our resident artists and scientists, walk the stunning natural landscape, and view panoramic ocean vistas!

To participate in the BioBlitz, please download the iNaturalist app to your smart phone BEFORE arriving to the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Please scroll to bottom for more detailed information.

The Details

General Public, Alumni & Children: Reservations required for all

General Admission: $50 per person
A portion of the admission price will go to the Arts and Culture Committee of the Town of Woodside. 

Children 6 -12: $25

Alumni & Children under 6: free

All guests must make reservations. All tickets held at the door. Space is limited.

No Pets Please. 

The Day

Open studios, dance and music performances, and literary readings. Self-guided and docent led hikes of our site-specific sculpture collection located on winding trails among ancient redwoods, rolling hills and fern- shaded glens. This year’s event features the residents of Scientific Delirium Madness, the fourth arts and science themed residency at the Djerassi Program co-hosted with LEONARDO, The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology/LASER-Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous and the National Academies Keck Futures Inititative (NAKFI).

Anna Davidson, Davis, CA. Biologist/Visual Artist
Ken Eklund, Corvallis, OR. Media Artist
Katharine Hawthorne, San Francisco, CA. Choreographer
Gina LaCerva, Santa Fe, NM. Writer
Adria Le Boeuf, Lonay, Switzerland. Biologist.
Patrice Le Gal, Marseille, France. Physicist 
Marco Buongiorno Nardelli, Highland Village, TX. Physicist/Composer 
Ainissa Ramirez, New Haven, CT. Engineer
Heather Ruth Spence, Arlington, VA. Marine Biologist/Musician 
Javiera Tejerina-Risso, Marseille, France. Media Artist
Peter Walter, San Francisco, CA. Biologist

New this year, guests can participate in a “BioBlitz” by finding and identifying all the amphibians, butterflies and wildflowers with SmartPhones in a specific area on Djerassi property. Bioblitzes not only help land managers build a species list and atlas for their property, they provide invaluable data for researchers and will help Djerassi staff develop an Environmental Stewardship Program.

IMPORTANT: To participate in the BioBlitz, please download the iNaturalist app to your smart phone BEFORE arriving to the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Because of our remote location, our internet connection speed does not support downloads. Plan ahead to participate in the BioBlitz!

Our bioblitz is powered by iNaturalist, a free citizen science platform. It's a community-powered website and app that makes it easy to upload and share your observations anywhere, anytime--including photos, species name, and location. If you don't know what plant or animal you have found, you can still upload your observation and then other iNaturalist users and experts can help you with your identification! Its that easy!

During our Open House event, we will also be supporting new iNaturalist users by offering a guided Bioblitz hike. Our new Environmental Stewardship Associate, Felicia Herron will help ID plants and wildlife, and teach new users to become experienced citizen scientists! If you are really gung hoe and want to be even more prepared, please join the Djerassi Resident Artists Program Project through iNaturalist and check out some of our already documented and exciting observations including a sighting of the endangered Red-legged Frog and the edible Woodland Strawberry!

Plein Air Paint Out
“Plein Air Paint Out” with The Woodside Plein Air Painting Group. Members will be stationed along the trails painting various scenes of the Djerassi Program’s landscape. Arranged in partnership with the Arts and Culture Committee of the Town of Woodside, the finished works will be displayed at the following Woodside Town Hall.

Light Refreshments

Delectable pizza and light fare from 12:30 to 3:30 PM by the Djerassi Program’s
gourmet chef, Dan Tosh.



Djerassi Resident Artists Program
2325 Bear Gulch Road  
Woodside, CA 94062

650 747-1250