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About the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency

The Sitka 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. 

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 Family Foundation Collection also receive prints from each collaboration.

To learn more about Past Residents and to see all of the past Sitka Center residents, including Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking residents visit Sitka's website.

Application Process

Please apply using Sitka's online application process. The next deadline is April 18, 2017 for fall 2017 and winter 2018.