Artist Village

Watch a painting come to life!  Join us in the Artist Village to honor and witness our talented visual artists as they generously share their gifts and skills with live paintings and galleries of their work.   The Artist Village will host an array of makers, set up throughout the gathering to showcase their work and create pieces during their time with us. Come experience the process and meet the creators as we celebrate the magic and power of visual arts. 

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The Artist Village is curated by our core staff.  Because of the small amount of Artists we can hold, the Artist Village is by invitation, not application.  

Meet the Artists

Meagan Boyd

My name is Meagan Boyd and I am a visual artist, a mother, a daughter, a sister and an explorer of all things esoteric and mysterious. Some may even call me a witch, a term I find endearing, deeply powerful and even sacred.

I was born in Southern California and a I’m mostly self-taught but did in fact briefly attend California College of the Arts in the Bay Area from 2013-2014. My entire 20’s were dedicated to a life scraping by in punk houses, working minimum wage jobs, and painting all night, occasionally curating my own exhibitions- something I’ve done since I was a teenager. It wasn’t until I was about 29 years old that I began to see a sustainable growth in my artistic career.

I’ve exhibited in various galleries nationally, but have always worked independently without gallery representation. I’ve participated in artist residencies in New Mexico, New York, and abroad in Switzerland. My paintings have been featured globally in various publications including Vice’s Creators Project, Hi-Fructose, Flaunt, Disfunkion, Paulette, and Bust Magazines. You may find my work on the pages of Taschen’s Library of Esoterica- I have contributed paintings to three volumes including: Astrology, Witchcraft, and Plant Magick.

To sum up a quick statement about my work- I will say this: create visual poetry of the sacred and wild elements of existence, usually in the form of painting. I would describe the visions depicted as cosmic encapsulated snapshots of my internal truths- informed by surrealism, esoteric symbolism, and the ancient wisdom of the divine feminine. Through the making of my work, I aim to depict scenes of tender humanness in connection to animals, people, nature, and the collective spirit of oneness.

Nehira Jupiter

Nehira Jupiter is a classically trained artist using paint, photography and the written word to explore and make visible the invisible strings of intelligence that weave life together.

She has had mystical experiences and unusual encounters with death since childhood. At 15 years old, a near death experience crystallized her knowing that there is far more to life, to consciousness, than what we experience with our ordinary physical senses.

A scoresheet is to music what art is to the soul; I see myself as a semi-conductor to the mystical and magical. The visual feedback or artifacts that result from my meditative creative process act as a recording of my conversation with the driving force of the cosmos, God, Infinity, or whatever one wishes to call the source of energy within each of us which compels us to thrive.

Ishka Lha

Ishka Lha (pronounced ee-shka la) is an internationally celebrated visionary artist dedicated to helping people worldwide to connect more deeply with their mystic heart, so they can experience more magic, unity, and tranquility in their everyday lives. She grew up on a ranch atop rolling golden hills in a very rural area in northern California, where the quiet natural beauty of her childhood surroundings inspired endless imaginative play and self reflection. At university, she earned a Professional Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, with an emphasis on natural building and eco-village design; and shortly thereafter, she set sail for the exploration and creation of art as a healing modality. She has integrated her devotion to intentional creativity and community building into a variety of applied formats for almost twenty years.

Ishka is part of a growing visionary art movement dedicated to the evolution of consciousness, and she approaches her creative process as a spiritual practice. Her art explores and celebrates the natural radiance inherent in all dimensions of life through the use of neo-traditional iconography and mythology, and she is especially interested in what universal archetypes, symbols, and forms can most effectively guide humankind’s passage through time into greater avenues of love, freedom, and heartfelt livelihood. Her work is primarily featured in private collections, galleries, healing centers, and transformational art and music festivals across the globe.


Emma Marie Whelan

Emma Marie is a Visionary Artist, Birthkeeper and Innate postpartum care provider based in Santa Cruz, CA. With growing awe, gratitude, & reverence for the cycles of birth • death • & rebirth governing this human experience, her creative mission propels forth :: to ignite the spark of remembrance that we are intricately interwoven.

“Painting forges meaningful connections between place & humanity, amplifies the ensouled nourishment of beauty, and is my sacred offering of gratitude for the gift of life.
Painting is a beloved teacher ⫷ an ever-evolving, symbiotic relationship that illuminates imagination, expands connection with creation, & deepens roots with the Soul of the World. ⫸

The art flowing through me
serves as a portal, mirror & reflection:
We are creatures of nature embodied
born from this Earth as miracles of life itself
cyclical beings composed of celestial waters
bodies of rock carved by ancient rivers
the wind’s breath carried upon winged ones
the light of the sun & billions of stars…
Swirling within cellular memory,
this remembrance is a compass guiding each vision into form
blending elemental nature, human bodies & more-than-human-kin
into one, cohesive entity.
Water is perhaps my greatest muse;
I am relentlessly inspired to unite the wisdom
of water + the feminine body
as one.”

Lindy Kehoe

My paintings reflect the inner child’s deep wisdom within all of us. The Beings that I paint  exist in a world of  dream-like nature, Inspired by Lemuria or Eden. My inspiration to create colorful peace-filled  imagery is woven with my intention to offer a healing energy, where everyone is included. May these paintings bring beauty into the world. May they be like open  windows into the remembrance of pure love.

Maggie Lochtenberg

Maggie Eileen is a multidisciplinary artist, witch and poet born and raised by the sea. She will be sharing some. of her painting work in the Artist Village at both Sun & Moon sessions this year.

Danielle Caners

Danielle Caners is the pilot of a magnificent space shuttle bringing you on a journey to the depths of the earth, far into the cosmos and back to the core of your being. Her art is the synthesis of an untameable thirst to learn, create, and grow. Her paintings are tapestries of visual codes that reward viewers with new discoveries every time they are revisited – each one embedded with ancestral wisdom, wonder of nature and practical observations of what it is to live a fulfilled life. Danielle’s global reputation is a testament to the power of what she brings. She stands at the fulcrum of art, education and healing; guiding us to self-actualization.

Specializing in drawing and painting, Caners has grown into an inspirational speaker, giving workshops and producing books, videos and beyond. Danielle’s artistic skills continue to adapt and expand into traditional painting methods, digital art, augmented reality and alternative means of story telling.

The many projects she’s contributed to include Myco Wisdom, an art and education project introducing people into the world of fungi, Prosthetic Reality, the first Augmented Reality art book (featured in VICE news and CNET), mural commissions and curating The Antipodes Project with over thirty international contributors (featured in Juxtapoz and White Hot magazines). Her art has shown in four continents and is collected around the world.

She’s currently engaged in Cosmologia, a series of drawings celebrating the cosmic wisdom of the world’s civilizations.

Gabrielle Abbott

Gabrielle Abbott is an award-winning public artist who paints large-scale murals for urban spaces.

Her practice is rooted in social awareness, public engagement, and equitable representation. Through community partnerships, she brings creative empowerment to underserved spaces. Previous clients include Seattle Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, and the Hague City Government (NL).

Gabrielle received classical training in portraiture from the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and an MFA from the University of the Arts, London. She currently exhibits nationally and works from her studio on Vashon Island, WA.