12 month Print Residency @ the Lawrence Arts Center
The John Talleur Print Studio is the only community print shop in Kansas. Its facilities support a broad range of printmaking techniques, including intaglio, monoprint, relief, silkscreen, book arts, and letterpress, and offer access to Takach, Vandercook, Hoe (Washington-style), and Griffin presses. The studio emphasizes innovative and solventless techniques, and the intaglio facilities use all low toxic grounds and removers.
The residency will begin August 1 and end on July 31. The ideal candidate should have an MFA in printmaking, and be self-directed and able to work independently. Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated artistic excellence as well as interest in experimentation and innovative techniques.
The resident will be provided studio space, $1,000 per month stipend and furnished housing, free dental care, and 24 hour access to the studios, including print, ceramics, metal, photography, and digital media studios.
Residents will teach a minimum of two classes per session (4 sessions a year) with opportunities to teach more.
The Arts Center will facilitate structured and unstructured opportunities to engage with the universities and broader community, and the resident will make at least one presentation each to the school district, university, and public.
Residents are expected to perform 15 hours per week in studio maintenance, outreach to area schools, hanging print shows, or providing other exhibition assistance. Maintenance of the print studio includes: organization and storage of type, monitoring mordants, and general studio maintenance and upkeep.
The resident will assist in annual studio fundraisers and assist in the visiting artist program.
Residents will have the opportunity for a solo exhibition of their work in the Lawrence Arts Center gallery. Curatorial and technical support will be provided by the Arts Center.