Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency


The annual Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency was established in 2002 to provide working 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, Julia D'Amario. 

Master Printer Julia D'Amario, worked at Pace Editions in New York City for seventeen years, before moving to rural California in 2006. D'Amario 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.

Apply for a Jordan Schnitzer Residency at the Sitka Center

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2023

Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency Dates (for experienced artists new to printmaking):

Session 1 Arrive Saturday, September 30 - Depart Saturday, October 7 (1 week)

Session 2 Arrive Saturday, October 7  - Depart Saturday, October 21 (2 weeks)

Session 3 Arrive Saturday, October 21 - Depart Saturday, October 29 (1 week)

  • One-on-one instruction with Master Printmaker Julia D'Amario
  • Opportunity to live among a small group of resident visual artists, musicians, ecologists, writers and interdisciplinary creatives
  • A private residence and workspace in a tranquil setting on the Oregon coast, adjacent to the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area, the Salmon River Estuary and the Cascade Head Experimental Forest
  • $500 /week stipend plus up to $500 travel reimbursement
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Learn about past JSPR residents below and view prints they made during their JSPR Residency, which are available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing any of these artworks please contact us by email or call Sitka at 541-994-5485.