2023 Darla Bostick's 18th Ghost Ranch at Abiquiu, NM 

UN-Traditional Watercolor Workshop/Retreat

Monday, 30 October-Sunday, 5 November 2023



Registration Form 


Welcome to Darla's Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM art experience!

From their statement of Vision, “Ghost Ranch is called to be…an open place for body, mind and spirit…a place to wonder, to challenge, to create, to explore…”


Name: ___________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________________

Phone: (home) _______________ (your cel) ____________________________  

Age:______    Email: _______________________________________________


Emergency Contact Person/Phone: ___________________________________


There are 3 factors to your cost--room and board, art fees, optional field trips.


Art Workshop:  $710 ($550 for the workshop and $160 each for art studio rental)


Optional Field Trips: Both tours are optional. If you don't wish to visit the O'Keeffe studio you can hang out with Darla for a different outing at the same time. 

For artists and guests (please check) Prices per person based on 2022 fees (indicate how many)

                                             ___ Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour--$45

                                             ___ Georgia O’Keeffe Home/Studio Tour--$55

                                             ___ Neither


Rooms: Your 7 days/6 nights of lodging includes daily meals with the exception of one dinner outing in Abiquiu. Ghost Ranch charges a $5/person Conservation Fee which has been added to the summation below. Rooms on the Main Ranch Level have been reserved. Early requests for other room types have a better chance of availability. The best rooms the Ranch has to offer with private bathroom for each room are reserved for our use. If you want a dorm type room let Darla know ASAP. These are a bit cheaper but require early reservation. A semi-private is two bedrooms that share a bath. The savings is $10 each per night. To save on cost, some rooms can accommodate more than 2 people, if interested, ask for details. Check the lodging tab for more info. All rooms are reserved years in advance, are released one month before the event and most likely cannot be reclaimed. Payments are non-refundable.


For camping and RV's: Make your own arrangements directly through the Ranch. See the lodging tab to the left. Meals are not included but can be added (breakfast $10, lunch $12, dinner $14). Reservations must be made directly through the office with Ghost Ranch (505.685.4333). The $5 Conservation fee/person is additional. If it is a large RV, you may want to rent a golf cart for the week as the RV area is far from the art studio and dining hall. Payment for the workshop & art studio space ($710) is payable to Darla along with tours you wish to take. 


NOTE: The figures below were adjusted in October 2023 to reflect the increase in the Georgia O'Keeffe home/studio tour as well as the increase of our art studio space.


COST: For the ENTIRE package of Main Level Lodging with private bath and meals, conservation fee, 2 tours each, Art Building fee and workshop fee for workshop participants: 

$1470 each for two artists in the workshop/retreat and sharing a room w a private bath        

$1935 for a single room, no room mate with a private bath

$2230 for a couple sharing a room w a private bath; with 1 workshop artist/one not in workshop and both doing the tours

$2030 for a couple sharing a room with a private bath; 1 workshop artist/one not in workshop with no tours for either one

$2130 for a couple sharing a room with a private bath; 1 workshop artist/one not in workshop, each doing 1 tour.


To save on cost, some rooms can accommodate more than 2 people--ask for details.

Check one:

___ Single room   ___ Shared room    Preferred Roommate: ________________________

If you register alone but prefer a roommate, Darla can try to team you up with another artist.


Payment Schedule: (All payments are nonrefundable--Darla pays more than one year in advance but if another participant can fill your place, your $ is refunded)

NOW: Registration form and a $500 deposit  guarantees your place in the workshop and applies toward your total payment. Full payment qualifies you for a merchandise drawing! This is required for either of the workshop/retreats.



NOW: Registration form with $500 (applies toward the August payment)

15 August: Remainder of room/board payment/optional tours

15 September: Final balance due: workshop & studio workroom fee: $710 per artist. Failure to meet the final payment deadline forfeits all payments & your place in the workshop.

BONUS: Make full payment with one check and receive a special "thank you" gift from Darla


Are you planning to ride with Darla from Denton TX? _______ yes _____no

Six weeks before workshop -- road fees due (2 rooms on the road, $155 transport fee)

If you would like to carpool with other participants from Albuquerque or Santa Fe airports, provide time and day of arrival in Santa Fe or Albuquerque:_________________________

NOTE: My van has room for 1 more...or you can caravan with us in your own car. 


Have you received the vaccine and booster for Covid-19? ______ yes  ____ no

The Ranch is very remote and medical care is an hour away. In 2022 proof of vaccination or recent negative upon arrival was required. For our group, it is preferred that you have your vaccination so we feel safer in our studio space and protect others who may have immuno-comprised health conditions! Also, there is pleasant outdoor dining at any time.


Complete & return this application with a non-refundable deposit to guarantee your place at the workshop. Credit cards/gift cards are not accepted,. Send your payment by check to Darla.


Special dietary needs? _______________________________________________


I acknowledge that Darla Bostick is the organizer/teacher of the workshop and I hereby release her of any legal responsibility in case of injury. If riding in the van, I also acknowledge the van is a full size van and does not provide handicapped accessibility. If 4 or less desire a ride, a SUV will be used. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RIDING WITH DARLA RESERVE YOUR SEAT EARLY!


Signature: ____________________________________________________   Date: _____________________


Mail check to: Darla Bostick, 2101 Woodbrook, Denton, TX 76205.   Call Darla 940.320.5660 with any questions or email: darlabostickart@gmail.com   Sorry, no credit card or pay pal payments