Work by Past Residents

  • Kim Stafford was recently awarded with The Regional Arts & Culture Council's (RACC) Individual Artist Fellowship Award in Literature More

  • Dr. David Wagner has finished his book American Wildlife Art in which he tells the story of how this classic art form evolved from early watercolor drawings, like those by Mark Catesby, to John James Audubon's classic masterpiece Birds of America, to the achievements of today's great wildlife painters and sculptors, including such notable names as Robert Bateman, Bob Kuhn, and Kent Ullberg.

  • Scott T. Starbuck's poetry book, River Walker, at Mountains and Rivers Press, covers his adventures and misadventures fishing from the Rogue River in southern Oregon to the Tanana River in Alaska. Before working as a Creative Writing Coordinator at San Diego Mesa College, Starbuck was captain of the charterboat/salmon troller Starfisher in Depoe Bay, Oregon.

  • Marlana Stoddard-Hayes is exhibiting her oil paintings at beppu wiarda gallery in Portland Oregon. She also is scheduled for a two-person show at the Meadowlands Art Center in New Jersey this winter.
     
     

  • Karl Pilato’s paintings will be featured at the Chicago Art Source Gallery in a group exhibition through November. In 2007 he had a solo exhibition of his ink series, Notes of Land and Sky, at Alcove in New York City.

  • Deborah Dewitt Marchant- The release of Deborah's new book titled Painting Cats is scheduled for late summer / early fall. In Painting Cats Deborah tells the story of Cabbit the feral cat who came to live with her and in the process changed the way she saw her other cats and the paintings that she did of them. Featuring forty paintings and an introduction and poems by Marge Piercy this book is a wonderful read for any one who fancies cats and would like a deeper glimpse into their world.

  • Ryan Burns will have several pieces exhibited at the Augen Gallery in Portland Oregon through September. In November he will have work showing at Prospect1Art Biannual in the Universal Furniture building in New Orleans.
     

  • Melissa Braden and Inguna Skuja are currently showing work at a solo exhibition in the Pence Gallery Davis, California, September 26 - October 31, 2008.
     

  • Pavel Banka is showing a collection of photographs, some of which were taken during his Sitka Residency, at Galerie Fotografie Louvre in Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Diane Archer will be participating, September 27 & 28, 2008, in the Corvallis Fall Festival. October 2,3,4 & 5 she will exhibit work at Local 14 Art Show & Sell at the World Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon. Diane will have work upat the "Dios de los Muertos" show October 30 - November 22, 2008 at Guardino Gallery's. November 22 & 23 Diane will be participating in the Audubon Society of Portland’s Wild Arts Festival 2008. November 28 - December 23 she is exhibiting work at Guardino Gallery's 8th Annual Little Things Show.

  • In 1998 award-winning writer, Shannon Applegate, wintered at Sitka Center, working on Living Among headstones: Life in a Country Cemetery (Avalon, NY). A portion of the book, "The Naturalist's Cat" was written during the December storms on Cascade head. Receiving excellent reviews, the book was one of the Oregonian's 10 best PNW books in 2005.  NPR interviewed Applegate in her cemetery on All Things Considered. Applegate received a Governor's Arts Award in 2007.  Her book Skookum was honored by the Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon's 100 Books 1800-2000. Applegate is currently working on a novel started during her Sitka stay entitled Minus Tides.

  • Jindra Vikova is currently exhibiting her wire installation pieces at the Belveder Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic.