Call for Submissions, Anchor Graphics 2013/14 Artist In Residencies
* Completed entries must be received by September 28, 2013
* Notice of acceptance will be emailed by the end of November 2013.
* The residency dates will be scheduled by arrangement
Anchor Graphics is offering 9 three-week residencies this Fall/Winter/Spring from December, 2013 though August 31, 2014.
The residency is intended to provide time and facilities for an artist to work on a specific project. This residency is directed towards emerging or mid-career artists proficient in print-media. The selected artist will be provided with shop time, space and some resources to work on projects as articulated in their proposal.
Residencies at Anchor Graphics
Anchor Graphics welcomes artists into our shop for 3-week residencies during the fall, winter spring and summer.
- This program is offered to artists who are proficient in printmaking and who want an uninterrupted stretch of time to develop or work on a body of print-based work.
- Anchor will provide residents with basic materials, shop access, the technical assistance of our master printers, and a small honorarium.
- Resident artists are expected to interact with students in Anchor Graphics and Columbia College printmaking classes and present a public lecture about their current projects.
- Each Resident is expected to donate a few prints created during their residency to the Anchor Graphics archives.
- This program was started as a service to emerging and established artists who have demonstrated a strong interest in printmaking and might not otherwise have regular access to professional presses and equipment.
- This program is open to all experienced printmakers.
Please note: Artists are expected to edition their own work. Assistance will be provided if possible, but is not guaranteed. Anchor Graphics’ ability to provide housing and the amount of honorariums is dependent on a constantly changing funding situation and may vary from year to year. Anchor Graphics does not cover travel expenses.
For more information on Anchor Graphics’ link to:facilities. Access to screen printing, digital printing and letterpress equipment may be arranged,but cannot be guaranteed.
To apply please email:
- -10 digital images (please send JPEGs and make sure your images can be opened on a Mac)
- -image list
- -curriculum vitae (with contact info: email, phone number, and mailing address)
- -artist’s statement
- -a brief narrative about the project you will be working on during your residency- Please articulate methodologies to be used in developing this particular piece or body of work
additional materials will not be reviewed
Email required items to Anchor Graphics
Application materials may be sent in several emails if necessary.
SUMMER 2013 Artists–in–Residence
Anchor Graphics is proud to announce the recipients of their three spring/summer residency appointments: Megan Sterling, Mary Jones, and Angela Young. The three artists will each inhabit Anchor for three weeks, to create work in luxurious, uninterrupted printmaking bliss!
The Artist-in-Residence program at Anchor was initiated as a service to emerging and established artists who have demonstrated a strong interest in printmaking, but may not have access to professional presses and equipment. The application process is open to all experienced printmakers, whether locally-, nationally-, or internationally-based.
The program is not an apprenticeship. It is offered to artists who are already proficient in printmaking, but are lacking an uninterrupted stretch of time to develop or work on a body of print-based work. Anchor provides Artist Residents with basic materials, shop access, the technical assistance of our master printers, and a small honorarium. As part of the residency, the resident artists interact with students in Anchor Graphics and Columbia College printmaking classes, present a public lecture about their current projects, and donate some of the prints created during their residency to the Anchor Graphics archives.
Our first summer resident artist was Megan Sterling, who begins May 13, and continued through May 31. Sterling is an artist and printmaker from Idaho currently living in Chicago. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her Printmaking BFA from Boise State University. She a full-time faculty member at Harrington College of Design in Chicago.
Left: Megan Sterling, From the Horse's Mouth, 2011
Below: Sterling demonstrates part of her process at her June 6 artist talk at Anchor.
There is hardly a break before the next artist resident, Mary Jones, sets up shop at Anchor. Jones, a Professor in Art and Design at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA, will be working at Anchor from June 3–24. Professor Jones received her BFA in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and her MFA at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Mary Jones, Hola Fellas, 2011
After a brief haitus in July, the third artist residency will commence for the last of the summer sessions. Artist Angela Young will land at Anchor on August 5 and work through August 26.
Angela Young, Hands, 2007, stone lithography, 9.5" x 17.5"
Young's work investigates patterns and textures that are often overlooked and ignored. In creating work that focuses on small sections of her own body, she seeks to push her art into something relatable and universal, although not always immediately identifiable. "By creating work that focuses on small segments of my body, I am slowly coming to accept what makes me a person as a whole," says Young.
Young received her printmaking BFA at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, and her MFA in Printmaking from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.
The Columbia community can look forward to public lectures by each one of the artists over the coming summer months. For more information about this and other Anchor Graphics programs, click here.