Zea Mays Printmaking

Name of Residency: Printmaking Residency

Zea Mays Printmaking is an art studio whose mission is to make printmaking safe for artists and the environment while maintaining high aesthetic standards.

Our Residencies are designed to fit an artist’s unique needs and desires. The core of the Residency is a prolonged time to work in our state-of-the-art printmaking studio. In addition an artist can learn safe printmaking techniques through workshops or personalized instruction. One-on-one critiques with core faculty are also available and can be added a la carte to the residency experience.

Artists in residence can opt to work in the private studio or the community studio. Prices and accessibility differ. Both options include on-site accommodations. Residencies can be a time of learning and experimenting, editioning or the execution of a pre-conceived project.

Complete details can be found on our website www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/residencies

Residency Programme since: 2012
Description of Organisation:

Zea Mays Printmaking is a studio and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices. Since its inception in 2000 our research program has tested alternative printmaking products and processes and integrated their use into our studio practice. Residency artist can avail themselves of the expertise of studio faculty and members.

Our 6,000 sq. ft. building is divided into four studios – Teaching studio with 3 etching presses, full etching facilities, photopolymer darkroom. Community studio with 3 etching presses, a relief press, etching facilities, storage, kitchen and library, Private studio with large etching press and multiple work tables and Silkscreen studio with Silkscreen press and washout sink.

We are equipped to assist artists working in intaglio, relief, monotype, photopolymer, paper and polyester plate lithography, silkscreen and mixed media Printmaking.

Zea Mays houses an extensive archive of prints by artists from all over the world as well as the Flat File Project.

A community spirit is facilitated through casual lunches in our kitchen/library, impromptu demonstrations and artistic camaraderie.

Organisation founded in: 2000
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Smith College Museum of Art and Rare Book Room
    Application process: Other
    If other, please specify: download the application and email or snail mail
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): $750/week includes private studio and accommodations
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Zea Mays Printmaking offers 1- two week residency annually as a subsidized fellowship worth $1500 US
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: We provide newsprint, clean-up supplies, etching grounds, screen printing emulsion
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Bradley International (BDL) , Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA
    Nearest Train Station: Amtrak Northampton Massachusetts
    How to reach by plane: Bradley International Airport (BDL) Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA 1 hour drive to studio
    How to reach by train: Amtrak to Northampton, MA 2 miles to studio
    How to reach by car: US interstate highway 91
    Street & Number: 320 Riverside Drive
    Postal Code: 01062
    City: Florence (Northampton)
    Country long: United-States
    320 Riverside Drive
    Florence (Northampton) 01062 MA USA
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