Calling All Artists & Farmers of Petaluma…


The Genius…Tyler Young… is at it again.

This time, Tyler‘s Petaluma community project focuses on the Farmers and Artists of Petaluma, because as he says…

Pitchforks, tractors and hay bales.
Paintbrushes, video cam’s and laptops.
From dirt to digital art, Petaluma lies
precisely at the intersection of
agriculture and creativity.
ProjectHERE wishes to celebrate Petaluma’s Artists & Farmers
recognizing them as cornerstones to what it means to live HERE….


To make his vision a reality, we are photographing every artist and farmer we know, and especially those we don’t know.

We will be celebrating the farmer, the artist, and the gifts they create, on Saturday, October 10th, 2009, from 11:00a to 4:00p in the backyard of Central Market at 42 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952.

So if you like food, art and farmers, or if you are one of the above, then please come and bring as many art and farmer friendly friends as possible.





Also, we are just getting started on our Farmer & Artist documentary journey, so if you know of either a Petaluman artist or farmer, who you think would be good to document, then please let us know. We are accepting recommendations now.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! You are a genius!


  2. Hey, I think I told you before, I know someone who is very involved with the The Petaluma Art Center. I sent him an email letting him know about this project and he thought that the Center might be a good subject. Anyway throwing that out there, he is willing to facilitate introductions.


    1. Hi,

      I am so happy to find Tyler and all he bring together..thinkin I have found my tribe here in Petaluma. I am the new (really, really new) ED at the Petaluma Arts Center and we would be very interested in working together with everything art in Petaluma. I need to be brought up to speed on community interests and who is ready to roll up their sleeves and work ( togehter), so any opportunity to meet the fine folks here in Petaluma is greatly appreciated.

      Vicky Kumpfer


  3. love these photos Paige. Did you shoot them on Rollei!?


  4. I recommend PAIGE GREEN.


  5. Hi- Paige,

    I am the Market Manager for both of the Petaluma Farmers’ Markets. I would love for you to be able to come to Market on a Saturday to take some pictures of the Farmers’ that are from Petaluma. If you make contact with me I can tell you which ones they are. If you are not able to make it to a Market before we close for the season on October 31st, I can put you in touch with them. Thanks, Erica 707-762-0344


  6. Hi I am Karen Nau. My parents Ray & Ettamarie Peterson have a Family Farm on Gossage Avenue. If you haven’t stopped in, I suggest that you do. My Mother is the expert on bees and honey. They are a pumpkin farm and are busy this time of year but we all pitch in and help.

    I posted the website.

    Also we are also related to the Lavendar Bee Farm on Chapman Lane too. Both farms are in the Farm Trails.



  7. what a great picture of cindy!!!! i love her so much!

    what about ross and bob cannard?

    i was talking to charlie and turtle about you yesterday–we have to meet!


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