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Alicia grew up exploring the wilds of California, from her lush backyard to Big Sur and the Sierras. She is currently based out of Oakland, CA, where she is on a constant quest to make a life out of adventuring and working with her hands. She now works as a teacher, maker, volunteer, and organizer in creative capacities throughout the Bay. She also hand-carves wooden spoons and maintains private gardens. Her work can be viewed at aliciatoldi.com.


Carolina is a Florida native currently living in Paonia, Colorado. She is an illustrator and facilitator whose work is committed to arts-based community building. Carolina is current Executive Director of Elsewhere Studios, the rural residency on the Western Slope of Colorado that started it all for PWA. Carolina is also a 2018-19 recipient of Alliance of Artist Communities' Diversity + Leadership Fellowship.