The annual Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency was established in 2002 to provide artists with little or no printmaking experience the opportunity to explore a new creative medium with guidance, instruction and technical assistance from a professional etching printer.
Printer, Julia D'Amario worked at Pace Editions in New York City for seventeen years, before moving to rural California in 2006. Julia first came to the Sitka Center as a resident artist in 1997. She developed a deep connection to Sitka and the Oregon coast and enthusiastically agreed to become involved in developing the print program. Jordan Schnitzer, one of Portland's most prominent print collectors, generously pledged his support for the project and has been funding it since its inception.
Three artists are invited to the Sitka Center each October and January for an intensive two week long residency, during which they work on copper plates, using a wide variety of etching techniques. At the end of each residency Julia prints the finished plates in editions of ten to be divided equally between the artist and Sitka. The Gordon Gilkey Print Center at the Portland Art Museum and the Jordan Schnitzer Collection also receive prints from each collaboration.
Visit our Past Residents page to see all of the past Sitka Center residents, including Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking residents.
Please note: This opportunity is for artists who have no prior printmaking experience.
The next deadline is April 16, 2019 for fall 2019 and winter 2020. Applications will open in early September for this next cycle. Please apply using our online application process.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us at 541.994.5485 or email.