Print Arts Northwest: Seeking Applicants for Emerging Printmakers Residency

Print Arts Northwest is currently seeking applications for the next Emerging Printmakers Residency; the deadline to apply is December 14, 2012. As many of you already know, I participated in PAN’s Emerging Printmakers Residency. The end-of-program exhibition, generously hosted by Stonehenge Studios, just came down on October 30th.

Overall, the residency was an excellent learning experience: the PAN artist mentor I worked with was great, and the monthly workshops/meetings/artist talks are geared toward helping emerging printmakers find their footing in a professional sense; you know, all the practical stuff that a four-year degree in the subject usually doesn’t cover. Because of the duration and the slow-and-steady pace, I only recommend this residency for people already living in or near Portland, Oregon. It was a perfect post-graduation situation for me.

If you would like to know more about my experience with the residency, feel free to get in touch via the contact form on my about page, or find me on Print People.

Here’s what PAN wrote in their newsletter:

Print Arts Northwest

PAN’s educational mission is going strong with the Emerging Printmakers Residency program, which is designed specifically for printmakers at the beginning their professional careers.

The purpose of PAN’s Residency Program

* Provide professional development and guidance
* Provide a venue for exhibiting original prints and to
* Participate in the PAN network of professional artists

Program Overview
* Duration: One year (January to January)
* Number of Resident Artists: up to 10
* Cost: $150/year program fee, payable in installments;
several partial scholarships are available on an as-needed basis

Program Benefits
* One-on-one mentoring with PAN member artist
* Quarterly critiques
* Three (3) examples of residency artwork in gallery sales bins throughout the year
* Inclusion in Emerging Printmakers Exhibit at end of program
* Participation in PAN workshops and events
* Represented in EPR section on PAN website
* Participation as a guest at board meetings
* 3 months free access to Atelier Meridian (printmaking studio)
* Professional Development workshops, which will include:
* How to set up a business
* Professional presentation of work
* Writing a resume, CV, bio, and artist statement
* Grants and residencies
* Where and how to show your work
* Legalities and ethics

Eligibility
* Applicant will not be enrolled in an academic institution
* Currently unrepresented by a gallery
* Resident of Oregon or southwest Washington
* Commitment to participate fully in the program

To Apply:
Mail, hand deliver, or email the following materials to:
Print Arts Northwest | Atelier Meridian
665 North Tillamook St. Portland OR 97227
or email: residency@printartsnw.org

* Completed Application Form
Click here for Application Form
* 3 samples of work (may be submitted as originals or digitally)
* Brief artist’s statement
* Resume and bio Timeline
* Application deadline – December 14, 2012
* Notification – Dec 30, 2012
* Program begins – January, 2013

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