Artistry and creativity flourish here in the valley where the mountainscapes, bright sunsets, stillness, and culture are constant sources of inspiration. We are proud to host artists throughout the year as they produce work and pieces inspired by our home. Want to be a part of it? Please fill out the form below and we will contact you soon!

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Interested in learning about our Artist in Residence program? Email kiana@cuyamabuckhorn.com to learn more!

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For our first artist-in-residence we welcomed artist and designer Kim Sutherland. During the summer of 2019, she completed a book about Cuyama, the second of a rural community series. The first book was created from Kim's time in Joseph, Oregon.

This second book, titled Rural Issue 2: New Cuyama, California, is a compilation of 12 interviews with local Cuyama residents, including iconic and influential members of our community, many of whom have been in Cuyama for decades. The book also features photographs of the interviewees taken by Sutherland.

View Kim’s work here.

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In June 2021, we hosted artists Clay Hickson & Liana Jegers to join us to experience New Cuyama for the first time. During their stay, Liana made a series of postcards inspired by the daily happenings of the area (the roosters in the morning, the shade in the afternoon, the bees pollinating the olive trees, the night sky). Meanwhile, Clay worked on an original illustration inspired by the Cuyama Valley wildflowers during the spring season which we turned into 18 x 24" posters.

Along with the postcards and poster, New Cuyama was featured in the June 2021 Issue of The Smudge, Clay and Liana's co-designed monthly newspaper. "Travel Diary: New Cuyama" by Clay Hickson includes a cultivation of Clay's inspiration and discovery in the Hidden Valley.

View Clay's work here & Liana's work here.

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Artist and designer Danielle Hutchens joined us for her artist-in-residence stay this past spring 2022. Danielle spent all week in the high desert gently and respectfully sourcing soil, stones, and botanicals, to create natural pigments from Cuyama's offerings.

Screen printed here in New Cuyama by High Desert Print Co., Danielle used this natural color palette to create custom designed bandanas featuring a Cuyama inspired abstract print.

View Danielle's work here.


Frequently asked questions about our Artist in Residence program. Have any other questions? Email kiana@cuyamabuckhorn.com.

What are the accomodations?

Artists will get to enjoy one of our 21 guest rooms for the duration of their stay.

How long is a residency?

The length of the residency is flexible and dependent upon what is negotiated with the artist. We have had 3-day residencies and 3-week residencies!

Is food and drink covered?

We will provide a daily stipend which can be used towards meals.

What's the criteria of the residency?

We request a proposal from all artists who are looking to join us for a residency. The project varies based on the artist and their medium, but the main criteria is that the result should be a piece that we can put on display somewhere on our property or a piece that can be printed (prints, apparel, etc.) and sold in our market. 

Do I have to pay for parking?

No, we offer complimentary parking in our private hotel lot for our resort guests.

Electric Charging?

Yes! We have Tesla chargers and a universal charger installed in our hotel parking as a complimentary amenity for our hotel guests and for a $10 fee for our restaurant guests.

Do you have WiFi on site?

Yes, we have complimentary WiFi throughout our property. 

What is there to do in the area?

The Enchanted Valley is a place like no other, with boundless untouched natural landscapes, a small and incredibly tight-knit community, rich history, beautiful creativity, bountiful yields, and incredible people pursuing their passions and sharing them with adventurers.

We invite you to check out our Explore Page to discover all that the Hidden Valley has to offer.

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4923 Primero Street

New Cuyama, CA 93254

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