2023 & 2022

We’re still catching on ourselves, after the unprecedented past couple of years. Check back soon for the latest goings on. In the meantime, check out our Gallery and Programs & Events pages to learn about our cultural activities.


The Year that Was & Wasn’t

Irrwanderung #9 by Matthias Düwel

What can any of us say? From March on, we were more or less in lockdown. Then came the Bighorn Fire, which we watched from our porches as it crept closer and closer. ... At the same time, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, we began to reflect deeply on how Rancho Linda Vista can become more historically aware, responsive to and inclusive of people of color ... Find out how everyone has stayed engaged during this time of plague...



Rancho Linda Vista ¤ Tohono Chul Gallery

RLV Exhibition @ Tohono Chul through Feb. 3

On Friday, November 15th, some 300 people gathered to celebrate the opening of an exhibition showcasing current Rancho Linda Vista artists and family at the Tohono Chul Botanical Gardens and Galleries in Tucson.

Overlapping at the same time is Sonoran Grasses, an exhibit of Andrew Rush’s recent acrlyic monopprints, which follows on an exhibit of drawings by long-time RLV friend and guest artist Jim Waid. Both “Rancho Linda Vista” and “Sonoran Grasses” are up through February 2nd. A reception for Andy’s exhibit will be held on January 9, from 5.30 to 8 PM.

For those not familiar, Tohono Chul is a beautifully laid out desert park inside of the City of Tucson, with several historic adobe buildings. The exhibit will remain on display through Wednesday, Feb. 5. Special thanks are owed to Gallery Curator James Schaub and Assistant Nicole George for their exemplary display and gracious receptions.

Crafting a Moment: A Brief Introduction to an Actor’s Toolbox

On Sunday, Jan. 5, distinguished theatre director and actor Sam Rush lead an acting workshop at the RLV OracleArt Wilson Barn. Co-founder of the New Century Theater in Northampton, MA, his workshop was attended by experienced actors and non-actors alike, and delved into the “blended state of being that is the basis for most acting methods in use today.” (Read more.)

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34-Acre Land Purchase Preserves RLV’s Connection to Nature

The Soapberry Tree by Bruce McGrew.

Rancho Linda Vista was founded with the idea of providing a place where artists could create work and raise families in close relation to nature. With this same purpose in mind, the members of RLV, Inc. have recently purchased 34 acres of desert wilderness adjoining its southwest border.

The land, which includes a prominent ridge toward which the ranch faces, is to be preserved as is. This land purchase is solely meant to ensure the protection of RLV and the larger community’s natural viewsheds and distinct rural character; it is expressly not intended for any form of individual or group profit.

The purchase of the land and right of way has been made possible through the extraordinary generosity of members, family, friends and community, as well as a private 10-year loan and agreed 10-percent rent increase. To raise additional funds to help pay off our loans, we look forward to hosting a series of exciting cultural events over the next four years.


RLV 50th Anniversary Celebration

RLV 50th festivities

Fifty whole years! It’s hard to believe that what started as an experiment by a group of (mostly) University of Arizona artists—back in 1968—has kept evolving and thriving for half a century. This Memorial Day weekend, the RLV community met to kick up its heels and take a long look back—with exhibits, food, music, poetry and doings of all kinds. Read a write up from long-time friend John Hernandez at Copper Area News and check facebook page as we post photos and more.

“Telling Lives” Week-Long Poetry Intensive

Telling Lives Poetry Intensive

Rancho Linda Vista’s inaugural poetry intensive, led by the formidable William Pitt Root and Pamela Uschuck, was attended by 10 writers from around the country, who bunked at the ranch, met daily round the Lodge dining table for deeply-plumbed discussions, enjoyed suppers hosted by ranch residents, and ate at other times thanks to Maggie Rush Miller’s generous efforts... (more)


Artist Residency Awards

2019 summer artist resident Toni Serratelli (painting)

2019: The painter and printmaker Toni Ann Serratelli conducts nuanced investigations into those liminal spaces where matter and atmosphere comingle. Her approach to space and geography make her a fitting artist to explore our surrounding desert landscape. Toni has pursued art studies in Florence and Rome, where she earned an MFA through Tyler School of Art. A Fullbright recipient as well as dedicated art educator, Toni has had numerous exhibits in the NYC metropolitan region. She currently resides in Red Hook, Brooklyn, with her husband and two children.

2018 summer artist resident Ping Zheng (painting)

2018: Ping Zheng's process of isolating and discovering the poetic resonances within her particular vision, along with her accomplishments as an emerging artist, were factors in her selection for this year’s award. Ping received her BFA from the Slade School of Art and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has exhibited her work in New York and London. We look forward to her joining us in August.

Floating World by Myung Gyun You.

2017: The mixed-media installation artist Myung Gyun You was selected as the 2017 recipient of the RLV Artist Residency Award. Whether focusing on giant site-specific installations to small wall pieces, Gyun’s work integrates ideas connected to culture, identity and nature using organic and manmade materials... (more)

Rose Tangle by Samantha Mitchell.

2016: Samantha Mitchell is a Philadelphia artist and writer who works with drawing and printmaking processes. In her art, she creates shimmering line-based surfaces and complex orbital entanglements. Samantha received a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Her work has been shown in NY, DC, Berlin and Tel Aviv.

2016: Sharon Lee Hart is an award-winning photographer based in Pensacola, Florida, whose work explores the mysterious intersection between living beings and the environment. Schooled at Maine College of Art (BFA) and UNC-Chapel Hill (MFA), she currently leads the photography program at Florida Atlantic University.

2015: Born in Taiwan, raised in Thailand, and now living in the United States, Eleen Lin is a figurative painter who mines her rich tri-national heritage for inspiration, reinvestigating classic myths through a contemporary lens. Eleen studied at Slade School of Art and at Yale, where she received an MFA. She has had numerous exhibits of her work in New York, London and Taiwan.

2014: The inaugural Summer Artist Resident Tempest NeuCollins is a painter, photographer and printmaker who brings a sensitivity to the play of natural forms, structures and light to her mixed-media investigations. Tempest holds an MFA in studio art from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and a BFA in photography from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. She has exhibited her work in Brooklyn and San Francisco.

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Andy’s Window

Read the latest blog posts from Andrew Rush—master printmaker/draughtsman and The Drawing Studio founder—as he probes the media of art, human understanding and life. (more)