Spring Residency Updates

There is no doubt that spring is here! As we welcome in the sun, the flowers, and vaccines, we are excited to bring you these opportunities to nurture your own creative needs.

2021 Emerging Artist Residency Deadline for Applications: APRIL 30

Wide interior shot of white walled studio space. Artist Dawn Stetzel is seated on the floor and working on a floor piece, scraps and works in progress are scattered around the room.
’20 Emerging Artist resident Dawn Stetzel working in studio. Photography by Atelier Pictures.

Do you know someone who has been building their momentum in the visual arts? Someone who has received some recognition but is on the cusp of breaking through to the next level? Are you that person? There is still time to apply! Centrum is proud to continue its annual Emerging Artist Residency program from October 1-31, 2021. Each year, a panel of jurors made up of curators, EAR alumnx, and artists selects six artists from across the Northwest (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and British Columbia) to receive a $1,500 stipend and a month of lodging, studio, and community support.

Applications are now being accepted. Deadline is April 30, 2021. Learn more: https://centrum.org/ear/

Accepting “wait list” residency applications for Fall 2021

We are all still reeling a bit from the effects of 2020’s cancellations and rescheduling, and are encouraging folks who live regionally (within easy driving distance) to apply to be on our wait list for last-minute openings in our calendar for the remainder of 2021. Fees apply to these residencies. If you have significant financial barriers for us to consider, please enter that information in your application and we will do our best to accommodate. Submit your application here.

Our full scholarship and application program for 2022 will open on May 7, 2021.  See below for more.

2022 General Residency Applications open May 7

Artist Chase Keetley is seated and working over a table on a lino cut project.
’20 Emerging Artist Resident Chase Keetley. Photography by Atelier Pictures.

Mark your calendars and start thinking about your residency proposals! We are so excited to be re-opening our application and scholarship programs for January-May 2022. This round of applications will now include new studio possibilities for dance, performance, and movement artists. Stay tuned and learn more about our general residency program here

New On A.I.R. Podcast Episodes: Queer Ecologies with Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, July Hazard and guests

Photo of July Hazard (right) and Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, both wearing blue shirts, head shots

Centrum is thrilled to be releasing episodes that are part of a four-part series of interviews put together by Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and July Hazard. This series, Queer Ecologies, approaches a variety of queer creatives, scientists, performers, poets, scholars who work in different ways with shoreline, forest, and a multiplicity of human and more-than-human ecologies. Listen to the episodes wherever you get your podcasts or visit our On A.I.R. Conversations with Artists webpage.

The Printmaker’s Hand V

 Exhibition dates: September 2-October 31, 2021

Centrum is pleased to share an announcement from our partner, Corvidae Press, who is currently accepting entries for an upcoming exhibition.

THE PRINTMAKER’S HAND V is a biennial juried show of fine, hand-pulled prints by contemporary printmakers, sponsored by Corvidae Press. Showcasing both traditional and new approaches to techniques including intaglio, relief, lithography, serigraphy, and mixed media hand-pulled prints, this show will be juried by Marit Berg, Art Professor and Printmaker, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA. A number of pieces will be selected to be displayed at Northwind Art, Main Gallery, 701 Water Street, Port Townsend Washington from September 2-October 31, 2021. Learn more and apply here. Questions? Contact Committee members: Margaret Woodcock, mwoodcockart@gmail.com, or Andrea Lawson, andrealawson@olympus.net.


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