Zea Mays Printmaking is offering a subsidized fellowship for a 2-week residency in our printmaking studio to one printmaker who demonstrates a love of printmaking, artistic excellence and is dedicated to the advancement and evolution of safer and sustainable printmaking. Open to all printmakers who wish to pursue an independent project in our studio facilities.
Our residency offers the selected artist a private studio within the larger Zea Mays Printmaking facility. The residency studio has a beautiful 40″ x 72″ Takach etching press, large worktables and 24/7 access. Residency artists are housed in a private bedroom in our 2nd floor apartment which includes a full kitchen, bath and sitting room shared with one other artist. Access to the studios’ etching, screen printing, photopolymer and letterpress facilities is available during open studio hours.
Studio, access to all equipment and lodging are free. Artists provide their own transportation, meals and most materials.
Application deadline: March 9, 2020 Notification: April 1, 2020
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Duration of residency
Residents are housed in our on-site 2nd floor apartment shared with 1 other artist. The apartment has a full kitchen, shared bath, shared siting room, private bedroom, laundry facilities. All linens are provided.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Artists can work in the following disciplines:
Intaglio: Drypoint, Etching using BIG ground, soy wax soft ground, acrylic resist airbrush aquatint.
Metals: Copper etched in ferric chloride in vertical tanks (up to 18″ x 24″), Aluminum and Zinc etched in Copper Sulfate (up to 18″ x 24″); Etching press size: 42″ x 70″
Monoprint: All methods- oil and water washable inks acceptable;
Relief: Woodcut (both Japanese and western), linocut, alternative materials i.e. Sintra, matboard;
Lithography: Polyester and paper plate lithography;
ScreenPrinting: Photo-based and hand drawn methods. LED Exposure Unit fits images up to 18″ x 23″;
Letterpress: Vandercook #4 press (no rubber based inks allowed);
Photopolymer: NuArc UV exposure unit for plates up to 18″ x 24″;
An introduction to the use of the studio equipment is included in the residency. If an artist needs/wants instruction in a particular process that can be arranged for a fee.
Artists supply their own materials. Plates and paper are available for purchase at the studio.
Studio / Workspace
Enjoy the luxury of a fully equipped private print studio within our print shop.
“The Annex” is equipped with:
42″ x 70″ Takach etching press
3 large work tables
plenty of wall space for work in progress and magnets to hang work
ferric etching tank (optional)
24 hour access/ 7 days a week
Fees and support
This is a subsidized residency. The private studio and housing are provided at no cost to the selected artist. Artists pay for transportation to and from the studio and materials (some of which can be purchased at the studio for discounted rates)
Our Residencies are designed to fit an artist’s unique needs. The core of the Residency is a prolonged time to work in our green printmaking studio. The artist will be given a detailed orientation including studio procedures and tour.
Personal instruction, tutorials or critique are not included in this fellowship but are available by request in advance for a fee.
Expectations towards the artist
Optional artist talk or open studio hours