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Otis, OR 97368
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Sitka Center Community Meeting
Watch a recording of the community meeting recently held covering the successes of 2020 and plans for 2021.
January Youth Art Literacy Update
Celebrating Bev Doolittle and Nature's Camouflage
Now Accepting Residency Applications
Apply Now Through March 30, 2021
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at Sitka
Artists Talks February 4th and 11th at 4pm. Register here now. Exhibit open from January 12th - February 28th at Waterstone Gallery
Sitka's Art Literacy Program in Classrooms Now
November marks the launch of Sitka's new youth art literacy program in partnership with local schools.
Registration Open for New Writing Workshop
Register now: Participants will learn and produce short writings with current Writer-in-Residence Kirstin Valdez Quade.
Mingle & Muse with Museum Curator, Christina Burke
Join us via Zoom on November 23 at 4PM PST/7PM EST
Book Reading with Maxim Loskutoff
Join us via Zoom on November 12, 4PM PST/7PM EST
Press Release - New Youth Programming Stewarded by Sitka
Sitka stewards youth programming for Tillamook County, previously delivered by the communities beloved non-profit for over 30 years, Community Arts Project
Poetry Reading with Allison Hutchcraft
Poetry Reading with Allison Hutchcraft: Register today and join us for this free, online poetry reading with spring 2018 Sitka poet in residence Allison Hutchcraft. Thursday, October 15 at 4pm
Fall Residents Show & Tell
Please join us for this event and help us welcome Athena, Nina, Phil Kirstin and Samantha to the Sitka Center and Cascade Head. Thursday, October 8, 20204-5:30pm PST / 7-8:30pm EST
Purchase raffle tickets now for your chance to win a week long residency or a weekend stay at Sitka!
Book reading and Q&A with Lee van der Voo
Register now to participate in the live virtual reading and discussion of "As the World Burns" written by Lee van der Voo.
Join Ellen Waterston and Sitka
Register to join an event with award winning literary artist Ellen Waterston where she will read live and participate in a question and answer session hosted by the Sitka Center. Please note the event is free and spaces are limited via Zoom.
Art Invitational postponed
It is with sadness that the Sitka team has decided to postpone the 2020 Sitka Art Invitational show due to COVID-19 and the unknown feasibility of public gatherings this fall.
Online Workshops in August
Register now for online workshops
Apply to Teach for Summer 2021
Deadline extended to September 1, 2020
A Family of Corvids
Virtual exhibit of Frank and Ian Boyden's artwork, featuring music played by Jane Boyden
Virtual Mingle & Muse with Ebenezer Galluzzo
Virtual Mingle & Muse with Ebenezer Galluzzo 2 PM on July 11th
2020 Workshop Season Cancelled Due to COVID-19
A letter from the Executive Director in regards to the 2020 workshop season being cancelled due to COVID-19
Residency Application Window Extended
Apply now through April 30, 2020, 5pm PST
Enroll risk free for workshops now through September, cancellation fees are waived.
COVID-19 Update: Caring for the Sitka Community
Updated April 10, 2020: Learn about Sitka’s COVID-19 response in this article covering the steps we're taking to keep our community healthy and how you can help.
Apply To Teach for the 2021 Workshop Season
Applications Due Friday, July 17, 2020
Announcing Sitka's Blue Sky Photography 2020 Residency Recipients
Ebenezer Galluzzo & Melinda Hurst Frye
Now Accepting Residency Applications
Apply now through March 31
Spring Resident Show & Tell
Saturday April 25th at 1PM Doors Open at 12:30pm
Baking in This Place
Katie Gourley reflects on her residency at the Sitka Center.
Interview with Catherine Craig, PhD
Interview with Sitka Center's current Ecology Resident tells a story about a focus on conservation in poverty stricken countries, helping to develop sustainable farming by using native resources for textiles.
Join us Saturday, January 4, 2020 for our Resident Show and Tell. Lanny DeVuono, Genevieve Robertson, Maxim Loskutoff and Lydia Conklin will share what they have been up to during their stay at the Sitka center.
Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline
Artist Ray Troll and co-author Kirk Johnson, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History join us for a book talk and signing November 13, 2019.
Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residents
Nine original residents come back to create another print alongside master printmaker Julia D'Amario producing a special portfolio commemorating Sitka's 50th anniversary in 2020.
Sitka welcomes the first five talented residents starting Monday, September 30.
May Director's Journal
May Director's Journal from Alison Dennis
Black Tail Deer
An essay from 2019 writer-in-residence Matt Jones
April Director's Journal
April Director's Journal from Alison Dennis
Reflections of an Artist at Sea
I have recently returned from an Artist at Sea residency hosted by the Sitka Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
March Director's Note
March Director's notes from Alison Dennis.
Upstream: Steelhead Stories
1LT Dylan James O'Keefe, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Project Biologist, talks about the winter journey of the Pacific Salmon Run.
January Director Notes
January Director's notes from Alison Dennis.
December Director Notes
December Director's notes from Alison Dennis.
Make a Year End Donation!
Each year, we rely on your generosity, and on your belief in Sitka’s art and ecology mission, to meet our annual operating budget. Will you make a donation in support of Sitka?
Upcoming Resident Show & Tells
Two Show & Tells in January will give you a glimpse into the life of a Sitka Artist-in-Resident.
Original Ray Troll Drawing
This Ray Troll original "Oregon Fossil Map" drawing will be on display at the Sitka Art Invitational and will be auctioned off online with an opening bid of $3,500.
Artist at Sea Residency Application Now Open!
Big News! We are continuing this unique partnership with OSU that allows for a visual artist, writer or musician to spend 10 days on an oceanic research vessel.
Sitka Art Invitational: Nov 2-4 2018
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary!
K-12 Educator Resident Comes to Sitka
Learn about Jen Wozniak, the teacher selected for Sitka's new K-12 educator residency.
Sitka Art Invitational Residents Come To Grass Mountain
Three Sitka Art Invitational artists were offered one-week residencies at Grass Mountain this summer.
Introducing Sitka's New Artist at Sea
Joining us for a special collaborative residency is mural artist Esteban Camacho Steffensen.
Paint, Write, Create!
There's still room in a few more Sitka workshops this year.
Remembering Tom Crawford
Past Sitka Artist-in-Resident, Tom Crawford, poet and teacher, died on May 29, 2018. His creative spirit will be missed.
Oregon Humanities Conversation Project in Lincoln City
Join us for a conversation about cultural appropriation - in Lincoln City
Stinging Nettle Pesto Recipe
In 2013, the Sitka Center Intern Ellie Duncan created a foraged food cookbook called Edible Sitka. Many local ingrediants are featured, including nettles which are plentiful around Sitka in the spring!
Maiden Voyage of the Artist-at-Sea Residency
Introducing a new residency: Artist-at-Sea
2018 Schedule of Events
2018 Sitka Events Schedule
Spring Residents' Opening Show and Tell
Please join us to welcome the first group of Sitka residents for 2018! January 24 6pm
Portland Art Museum Fine Print Fair
Saturday, January 27, 10am to 6pm Sunday, January 28, 11am to 5pm
Our 2017-2019 Strategic Plan reflects both our heritage of supporting the exploration of art and ecology, and hints at the exciting places we are heading toward in the future.
Online Raffle - Win a residency at Sitka
Maxim Loskutoff Live Reading and Q&A Event
Sitka Announces New Art Literacy Programming through Oregon Coast Schools
Sitka is delighted to announce that we are entering into an agreement with the Community Arts Project (CAP). Beginning this fall, CAP's youth programs and supporting activities will transition to Sitka's ownership.
Sitka Center for
Art and Ecology
56605 Sitka Drive
Otis, OR 97368
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