WSOHOIDPS (A SHIP IN THE WOODS) is a non-profit incubator working to engage the community through elevated dialogues in art, science, music, new media and culture based in Southern California. Through diverse curated events, residency programs, and interdisciplinary collaborations, WSOHOIDPS has become a thriving community of innovative thinkers and supporters addressing social and environmental issues that influence our ever-evolving experience of the world.
Partners & Collaborators
As a foundation we have developed partnerships with other inter-disiplinary leaders and non-profit organizations. Each continue to create new collaborations with those interested in engaging community through creativity.
University of California San Diego
Gabriel Miller Senior Researcher San Diego Zoo
High Tech High North County Mentorship Program
A SHIP IN THE WOODS is educating/mentoring students from High Tech High. The students are learning leadership skills, organizational development skills, business skills, and marketing skills. Our goal is to inspire and expose them to new opportunities and life skills they cannot learn in school. Thus improving their chances to embrace new possibilities.
San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy
We are also partners with San Diego River Valley Conservancy. During each event the conservancy presents educational site specific installations that address issues pertaining to our environment. They are offering new ideas and solutions from water conservation to demystifying wild fires and more.
We also work with community colleges and universities throughout San Diego working hand in hand offering emerging artists a space to showcase their work.
A SHIP IN THE WOOD is a platform for organizations to share their message as it relates to initiating dialogue with the community to uncover solutions to issues within our daily lives.
RJ Brooks - co-founder / director
Lianne Thompson Mueller - co-executive director
Dan Fauchier - co-founder / facilitator
Lou Niles - public relations / sponsorships
Rachel Michelle Fernandes - sponsorship coordinator
Will Reid - events coordinator
Bernie Brooks - music blog editor
J.S. Guilliani - sponsorships / satellite events
Eduardo Brambila - volunteer coordinator
Shea - public relations
Carlos Valdez - music advisor
Guusje Sanders - assistant curator
Shannon Davidson - assistant curator
Provide an intimate space to think and develop ideas
Collaborative projects : Rhodopsin @ UCSD WOW Festival, SAN ARTSD 2014, Filmatic Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's eXit pARTy
Explore natural and domestic spaces
Immersive and interactive installations, new media, experimental films, music, 2D, 3D, social practice, performance art, lectures, comedy, and more…
Subjects such as art, science, culture, ecology, politics, history, psychology, and more...
Exhibits in Escondido as well as satellite shows throughout Southern California and beyond
ADVISORY BOARD /// Debra Poteet /// Larry Poteet /// Beth Soroko /// Perry Vasquez /// Lidia Rossner
MUSIC ADVISORY BOARD /// Lou Niles /// Pall Jenkins /// Ubaldo Ramone Salvador /// John Scanlon /// Greg Smaller
WSOHOIDPS has been 100% run by volunteers and is a labor of love for its co-founders who have invested their time, labor, and money to provide a permanent platform for the creative community. With your support we will be able to continue and expand our programming for years to come.