Monday, September 01, 2014

The Oregon College of Art and Craft: Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts

Deadline: October 3, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts
The Oregon College of Art and Craft

Portland, Oregon
January 18 – May 20, 2015

Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts in Spring Semester of 2015 is a 16 week-long fellowship program intended to present the participants as role models for the OCAC community, to advance the careers of the practicing artists, and to strengthen the public’s awareness of the significant role that making has in a contemporary art context. By promoting an understanding of the creative process, the Artist-in-Residence Program expands OCAC’s mission as a public resource center for the exchange
and exploration of ideas relevant to our cultural and social environment, particularly for engagement in the discourse surrounding contemporary craft and critical making.

Who Can Apply

The Artist/Instructor-in-Residence in Book Arts is open to visual artists who:
• are working primarily with artist book or paper-making materials and processes;
• are able to provide evidence through appropriate documentation of 5 or more years of active professional studio practice;
• hold an MFA in Visual Arts with an emphasis in printmaking, paper-making, artist books or equivalent;
• have two or more years teaching experience in a degree program beyond a graduate teaching assistantship;
• display a comprehensive grasp of the history of print, paper-making, or book arts and contemporary theory;
• are interested in the integration of artist book or paper-making practice with a wide variety of other media;

The resident must be an artist with significant exhibition records and professional achievement, strong communication skills, sustained studio practice, and desire to engage in collaborative experiences at OCAC. A resident artist is expected to pursue a clearly articulated body of work or project, to teach one 3-credit BFA course in Paper-making and to integrate his or her practice into the academic programming and activities of the larger OCAC community. To this end, the resident’s specific involvement may include teaching a 3-credit BFA course in Book Art Department, guest lecturing in a class, giving public talks, providing mentorship to students, participating in open studios, and/or collaborating with faculty or students.

The robust and productive OCAC learning environment is comprised of a diverse mix of students, faculty and visiting artists, all of whom work in a variety of materials. To better engage with the community, residents may audit one studio school continuing education class/workshop tuition-free as space is available during their residency.


• $6,000 stipend;
• use of state-of-the-art studios;
• on-campus housing, if needed;
• one Studio School continuing education class or workshop;
• focused time for Studio engagement; and
• supportive interaction with fellow artists and students.



Program Information

Full details available on website:

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225

503.297.9651 fax