The Art Trailer Gallery lives in a 1960’s Aloha made in Aloha, Oregon. It was rescued from a neglected RV park in the northern part of the Long Beach Peninsula. After lots of TLC, it has transformed into a bright and beautiful open space to reflect a traditional gallery. It is now part of the Artist Residency Program and our non-profit organization, Sou’wester Arts. Exterior mural Summer 2018 by artist Nicky Kriara.


What Else is Here?” is the culminating body of site-responsive work created by artist-friends Lindsay Costello and Erika Callihan during a week-long residency at the Sou’Wester. They’re thinking about rest, play, trust, the writing of Annie Dillard, and nature as a resource in healing C-PTSD. The exhibition includes a textile piece, soundscapes, paintings, and process drawings, and included a separate activation in the Red Bus Theatre with Lindsay’s diaristic 8mm nature films until May 29th 2023. Visitors are invited to engage with the exhibition and the surrounding landscape through various creative and somatic prompts. 

Lindsay Costello is an experimental writer and artist with an academic background in textiles and book arts at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She is currently studying herbalism at the Elderberry School. Her writing can be read in Hyperallergic, Art Papers, Art & About, Oregon Artswatch, and Textile: Cloth and Culture, among other places. She is interested in how storytelling and the natural world intersect in the processing of traumatic experiences. Her creative practices are interwoven, informed by birdwatching, walks, and the wetlands near her apartment.

Erika Callihan is a multimedia artist and creative counselor whose work is rooted in everyday writing and drawing practices.  Her work explores themes such as embodiment, care, ecology, grief, dreams and her dog. She holds a bachelor of science in art practices from Portland State University and has completed a two-year therapy training program at Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches. 

“Pillow Talk” July 3, 2018 – September 23, 2018 Artist: Amanda Manitach

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