Visiting Artist Program

Conditions of the residency

    • The one-month residency must be completed during the period of April 1st, 2020 to November 30, 2020
    • Two prints from each edition printed during the residency must be provided to St. Michael’s Printshop.
    • One of these prints will be retained in the Printshop’s Archives, the other is used for fundraising purposes.
  • During the residency, the artist will be asked to give a workshop for the membership of the Printshop. 

Criteria used by juries

The Printshop Programming Committee is instructed to look for emerging as well as experienced artists. The jury has three large considerations when reviewing applications: artistic merit, feasibility, and assessing the benefit of the residency to the artist as well as the benefit to the St. John’s/NL community. While basic technical help is available from staff, artists must show competency in their chosen medium to be considered. Workshop proposals are important, but should not be too elaborate or take more than two evenings or one day from the residency.

While residencies in other arts facilities often ask the artist to demonstrate a geographic-based justification for their residencies, proposals for residencies at St. Michael’s Printshop do not need to be linked to Newfoundland, Labrador or St. John’s. We are more interested in that the artists have a clear plan that they can accomplish in one month.

Benefits

    • $1,000 Residency Fee for artists who reside in St. John’s, NL and surrounding area
    • $1,500 Residency Fee for artists who reside outside St. John’s, NL and surrounding area
  • 24-hour access to all facilities at the Printshop

St. Michael’s provides basic chemicals and solvents, newsprint, rags and black and white inks only. We do not provide coloured inks or personal consumables (sandpaper etc.). Please contact us for a full inventory of what is provided. A basic selection of papers, wiping fabrics and litho drawing materials are available for purchase at the printshop.

*International artists should note that materials may be considerably more expensive here, so it is recommended that materials be brought with you. These may include paper, and coloured printing inks. Because of our isolated location, ordering materials may take up to several weeks.*

The call for for the 2020 Visiting Artist Program is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone who submitted. We will have the results in the upcoming weeks.

Recent Visiting Artists

2019

Jordan Blackburn, Ontario
Katie Marie Bruce, Alberta
Mehdi Darvishi, Iran
Joy Wong, Ontario
Pepa Chan, Newfoundland
Mitch Mitchell, Quebec

2018 

Anita Singh, Newfoundland
Eric Euler, Ontario
Michelle LaSalle, Quebec
Morgan Wedderspoon, Alberta
Angela Sneider, Alberta
Amery Sandford, Quebec
Emily Critch, Newfoundland

2017 

Jason Wells, Newfoundland
Andrew Testa, Newfoundland
Jennifer Scheuer, New York
Sonya Filman, Ontario
Laura Watson, New Brunswick
Mike Connolly (technical residency), Newfoundland

2016

Emma Nishimura, Ontario
Jill Ho-You, Alberta
Mark Bovey, Nova Scotia
Lisa Neighbour, Ontario
Kaylea Reeve, British Columbia
Alexa Hatanaka, Nunavut
Jeanette Johns, Quebec

2015

Kristen Bartel, United States
Amanda Damsma, Ontario
Virginia Mitford, the Yukon
Joe Fowler, Newfoundland
Steve Evans, Newfoundland

2014

April White, Newfoundland
Ebonnie Hollenbeck, Ontario
Kelsey Stephenson, United States
Stephanie De Couto Costa, Quebec
Catherine Farish, Quebec
Andrea Cooper, Newfoundland

2013
Audrey Hurd, Newfoundland
Ericka Walker, Nova Scotia
Robyn Anderson, Newfoundland
Anna McIntyre, Quebec
Jude Valentine, Maine

2012
Sarah Gordon, Ireland
Raluca Iancu, Quebec
Karen Cornelius, Manitoba
Jennifer Morgan, Newfoundland
Christine Koch, Newfoundland
Nathalie Vanderveken, Quebec

2011
Philippa Jones, Newfoundland
Sylvia Bendzsa, Newfoundland
Tara Bryan, Newfoundland
Margo Ray, Hawaii USA
Wendy Tokaryk, Alberta
Marie Andree Gilbert, Quebec

2010
Scott Goudie, Newfoundland
Jonathan Green, Newfoundland
Jesse Brennan, England
Daryl Vocat, Ontario
Abigail Rorer, Maine USA
Rodney Konapaki/Rhonda Neufeld, British Columbia

2009
Shane Dwyer, Newfoundland
Jacques Arseneault, New Brunswick
Laura Peturson, Ontario
Jack Botsford, Newfoundland
Veselina Tomova, Newfoundland
Nicky Neate, UK

2008
Michelle Bush, Newfoundland
Corrine Coleman, Newfoundland
Jerry Ropson, Quebec
Gemma Anderson- UK
Colin Lyons, Quebec
Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Quebec