VISITING ARTISTS, LLC
A resident of Austin, Texas and Healdsburg, California, Donna is an art collector & an education in art history. She has a love of beautiful architecture, and a passion for international travel. Donna Stockton-Hicks, specializes in residential interiors and has numerous projects across the United States, including the states of Montana, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Tennessee and in the French West Indies. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Western Interiors, Premiere Hotels and Resorts and Austin Home and Living. Donna is also co-owner of Austin's largest fabric and furniture wholesale design showroom. Stockton Hicks Laffey, the anchor tenant of Back Door To The Trade which showcases 15,000 square feet of merchandise for Interior Designers, Contractors, Architects and other professionals that work in the Building and Interior Design Fields. Donna has been a vineyard owner in Healdsburg's Dry Creek Valley and Westside Road as well as a guest ranch owner and operator in Montana. All of her diverse business experiences and close ties to the creative comunity, have given Donna a genuine appreciation of just how important well designed affordable housing can be to our community. Consistent with her past philanthropic endeavors she will be helping us by providing design assistance for affordable housing.
Kathy is currently the marketing manager for Healdsburg Tourism Development. While she has an extensive background in strategic planning, marketing and domestic and international media, Kathy also has bi-coastal experience creating affordable housing. Working with her architect husband, Dave Babcock, AIA, she most recently completed the conversion in Pennsylvania of older large estate properties into individual units suitable for an artists compound. Kathy's art education, marketing and interior design experience also allowed her to work converting historic buildings in Europe to alternative use residential properties. We have worked together for over 10 years with Kathy and the last two years have involved planning an affordable housing program in Sonoma County using both 'in town' and 'coastal ranch properties'
Charlene is a real estate broker with Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty and has represented property throughout Sonoma County for 35 years. Prior to working in real estate she was an educator in New York and in Sonoma County. During her real estate career she has specialized in residential property, farms, ranches & vineyards. Charlene has also owned and operated affordable rental units and farm worker housing as well as hospitality and visitor serving property. Employee housing has always been a major consideration in property she has operated. Charlene is also familiar with the major contribution of the art community to the quality of life for the residents and visitors throughout Sonoma County. Many of the properties where she has acted as an agent, and properties that she has owned have been used as community art venues.
Healdsburg Visiting Artists, LLC is an organization whose mission is to provide housing, studio space and exhibit venues for member painters, sculptors, photographers and performing artists in Healdsburg and Sonoma County, California.
We have had an association with Stan for over 35 years, and he is certainly one of the most wide ranging creative people we have ever met.
President - Nunayer Business - 1992 to Present. Entertainment Company.
President - SetMaster - 1996 to Present. Applied digital asset management tracking system. President - Manex Studios - Manex Visual Effects (MVFX)) 2000 - 2004. The two time Academy Award winning Digital Effects Company. ("What Dreams May Come" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") President & Founding Member - Studio Xchange - 1998 - 2000.
Over three hundred films including but not limited to: Queen of the Damned (2002), Thir13en Ghosts (2001), "Star Trek: Enterprise" (2001), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), The Animal (2001), Exit Wounds (2001), Almost Famous (2000), Bless the Child (2000), Mission: Impossible II (2000), Michael Jordan to the Max (2000), Romeo Must Die (2000), What Dreams May Come (1998), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2003), The Matrix (1999),The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Co-Author (along with Bill Dawson) of "The Purple Band" - 1994 The forerunner of the coding system for the DVD system. Practical Applications: "The TimeTables Of History" "The Beatles", "Elvis", "The Rolling Stones"
LARRY STRICKER, Architect
We have worked on projects with Larry for over 25 years. He is an acclaimed architect who has created world class resort hotels, including the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona; the Marriott Desert Springs Resort and a series of Hawaiian properties including the Halekulani, Kahala Resort, Kapalua Bay Hotel and the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. At his Mount Veeder estate, he has over time sold his world-class fruit from his Godspeed Vineyards to recognized wineries including Robert Craig, Bremmer, William Hill, Newton & Monticello. Since 1990 he has taken advantage of his exceptional vineyard by bottling half his production under his own label. Three wines are produced at Godspeed: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Trinity.
Paul Mahder, fine art photographer and owner of
In September of 2014 the Paul Mahder Gallery expanded opening a second gallery in Healdsburg, California one hour north of San Francisco in the heart of the wine country. In an iconic double Quonset with 30' ceilings, skylights and 10,000 square feet, it is the largest gallery north of Los Angeles. Along with museum quality exhibits, it also serves the community as an important cultural event space. Offering a wide range
of painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and more, the gallery has become a “mini museum” with numerous premiere west coast exhibitions.
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HEALDSBURG VISITING ARTISTS, LLC
P.O. Box 2309, Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 494-5749 - email: VisitingArtists95448@gmail.com