About the Tryst Collective

It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet. --Kojiro Tomita

The Tryst Collective was founded in 2009 by Jessica Rowshandel, MSW and multi-disciplinary artist. 

Founding Team
Founder/Director: Jessica Rowshandel, MSW
Associate Director: Michele Feldman
Founding Members: The Whispering Tree and Leah DeRivan-Keppel

The Tryst fosters a process of social change for artists of all kinds that eradicates the current "feast or famine" system and gives way to a creative middle class through which artists can completely earn a livelihood.