Print resident artist May Maylisa Cat operates a Vandercook press to make a letterpres print.

Print resident artist May Maylisa Cat operates a Vandercook press to make a letterpres print.

Paper resident artist Antonius Bui moves yellow and blue paper pulp on a large 10x12 foot frame on grass.

Paper resident artist Antonius Bui moves yellow and blue paper pulp on a large 10x12 foot frame on grass.

Paper resident Maddy Dubin looks at a sheet of handmade paper they just made in front of a green forested background with pond.

Paper resident Maddy Dubin looks at a sheet of handmade paper they just made in front of a green forested background with pond.

Print resident Alejandra Arias Sevilla makes a letterpress print

Print resident Alejandra Arias Sevilla makes a letterpress print

Print + Paper Technical Residencies

Colton, OR, United States

We are excited to announce the evolving relationship between our two technical residency programs that will be concurrently hosted at our partner campus Camp Colton, in fall 2022 and spring 2023. Applications are now open to apply to either our letterpress printing focused residency, or our hand papermaking focused residency. There is no fee to apply or participate, more details on the application process below.

For both residencies we are hoping to engage with artists working with the theme(s) of land, flora and fauna, place, craft, ancestral knowledge, time and related themes. Successful applicants will speak to how their art/craft practice relates to these ideas. Examples of experimentation with process and connection to materiality are also encouraged via applicant work samples.

By hosting these residencies concurrently, we envision opportunities for convergence and conversation between these allied art forms as well as between the residents. The rural, secluded setting of Camp Colton grounds the residencies in connection to nature and provides time for focused engagement with craft.  

Further details and application info available at https://www.steloarts.org/cc-future-residencies

Contact

412 NW 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
United States

Year Founded
2022
Context
Rural
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Embedded in a non-profit inn and retreat center
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Experiential
Residency Length
2 weeks - 2 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
2
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Interdisciplinary Arts
Printmaking
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Paper Arts
Environmental Arts
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Only open to artists based in country the program is located
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Emerging
Mid-career
Established
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
How does your residency program support artists?
Unrestricted funding
Art production support
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Access to training on new artistic techniques and/or apprenticeship
Inspiration from natural environment
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

Applicants may apply to one or both programs, but will only be awarded 1 residency. If you do apply for both programs please indicate which program is your preferred choice.

Applications are open May 10 - June 17, 2022. To apply visit this google form.

An independent committee of 4 alumni from the technical residency programs will review applications and make recommendations for residency finalists. Jury announcements will be made in late May. All finalists will be interviewed via zoom by the Stelo co-leaders and Camp Colton partners. 

Selection is based on: work samples, communication of themes relating to social, political, and/or environmental issues, connection to materiality, and the ability to work in a small creative community. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are priorities for Stelo and Camp Colton. We encourage applicants from historically marginalized communities to apply as we seek to uplift a variety of perspectives and lived experiences.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
4
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
75
Artist Stipend
2350
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
500
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

> An exhibition honorarium of $500 (provided on delivery of artwork for the exhibition in November 2023)

Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Full description of accessibility on campus
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

We are currently unable to offer ADA accessible accommodations for these programs.  The residency is partially accessible for limited mobility individuals both within the studios and living accommodations. We can offer golf carts for transportation between buildings, and have 1 living space without steps.

Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Jenn Woodward
Accessibility Contact Email
jenn@steloarts.org
How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

For both the print and paper residency studio technicians may assist residents with the operation of equipment based on mobility access needs. Technician support is limited to 40 hours within the 2 week residency stay.

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

The residency site has gravel and mulch paths of various widths and elevations between the living accommodations and the studio facilities. These paths may not be accessible for individuals experiencing limited mobility. 

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Common/Communal Spaces Information

There will be 2 common meals provided in a gathering hall that is ADA compliant.

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry on campus
WIFI available in housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to private kitchen
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Kosher and halal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Hydraulic Press
Printmaking Workspaces
Book Arts Facilities
Papermaking Studio
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
Studio support provided by dedicated tech
Tech hours