2019 California Society of Printmakers Artist in Residence
Juried by hosts:
Macy Chadwick of In Cahoots Residency, Petaluma, CA
Max Stadnik of Tiny Splendor / Max’s Garage Press, Berkeley, CA
Thomas Wojak of The W.O.R.K.S, Vallejo, CA
Project submissions due May 27th, 2019.
Residencies will be held throughout the summer of 2019. Exact dates will differ from host to host and depend on the scope of the selected projects.
Macy Chadwick / In Cahoots Residency: August 5 – 16 (This is a confirmed full two week, live-in residency)
Max Stadnik / Tiny Splendor: August 2018 (Exact dates to be decided by host and selected artist.)
Thomas Wojak / The W.O.R.K.S: June 1 – July 5th (Exact dates to be decided by host and selected artist.)
What is the CSP Artist in Residence?:
The California Society of Printmakers presents a series of short residency opportunities for current CSP members that will take place over the 2019 Summer season. Selections will be made by host Printmakers from around the Bay Area. At the end of the residency cycle there will be an exhibition celebrating the new works at In Cahoots Residency in Petaluma, CA.
What areas of Printmaking can I apply to pursue?:
In Cahoots Residency: Letterpress, Etching, Monoprint, Relief, & Book Arts*
Tiny Splendor / Max’s Garage Press: Risograph**
The W.O.R.K.S: Screen Printing***
*In Cahoots Residency is a traditional live in residency in which the selected CSP resident will live on site and make work freely over a two week period. Residency time will include 5 hours of instructional time and 5 hours of mentorship.
**Risograph is a largely digital printing process using soy based inks that is ideal for high edition projects. While assistance and education within the specifics of risograph will be part of the residency project, a working level of computer literacy would be beneficial for working with Max Stadnik. The maximum printing space of Risograph is 11×17. Risograph is a great option for artists interested in artist books, zines, posters, and other large edition ephemera.
***The W.O.R.K.S. studio is an oil based and solvent using screen printing studio. Please be aware of this when considering to apply for a project with Thomas Wojak, and if solvents and oils will be elements you are comfortable working with and around.
Note: while all hosts will be providing studio access and most medium specific supplies, selected artists will need to provide their own paper or other substrate and films, if needed.
CSP Artist membership must be current.
There is a $35 submission fee to submit proposals with up to 10 images. All images must be of work completed within the last 3 years.
Artist application deadline: May 27th, 2019
Hardcopy and email submissions are no longer accepted.
More on the Jurors:
Macy Chadwick received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and assisted book artist Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley for three years. After fifteen years of teaching at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco Art Institute, and San Francisco Center for the Book, Macy decided to pursue her dream of directing a residency and founded In Cahoots Residency in 2018. This dream combines her passions of working alongside other artists, hosting people in a creative space, and collaboration. Along with directing the residency, Macy continues to create artists books and limited edition prints in her separate art studio which is onsite at the residency. Her work is widely collected and is in prominent collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University Special Collections, and the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa.
In Cahoots Residency provides housing and studio space to both emerging and professional artists in a variety of mediums, with a focus on artists books, letterpress, printmaking (etching, relief, monoprint), writing, and collaboration. The residency hosts from three to five artists at a time. Residents are provided private individual guest houses (with kitchens and full bathrooms) and 24-hour access to the spacious shared studios. Residents do their own cooking. For those without a car, rides to the grocery store/supply store and weekly group field trips (to places such as Sonoma or the Pacific coast) are provided free of charge.
Max Stadnik trained in the Tamarind tradition of lithography under master printer Paul Rangell at University of California Santa Cruz from 2006 – 2010. In 2011 Stadnik established Max’s Garage Press dedicated to traditional stone lithography. Initially based out of his grandfathers abandoned car garage in Marin County, by 2012 he relocated the press to Berkeley. Additionally in 2012 Stadnik co-founded the publishing press Tiny Splendor and acquired his first Risograph equipment to begin publishing. Max’s Garage Press transformed into a community print shop and Tiny Splendor became the face for publishing artist prints, zines, and books.
In 2013 Stadnik founded The East Bay Print Sale – this yearly sale represents over 100 print artists and features over 10,000 prints. Additionally in 2013 Tiny Splendor opened a sister press in Los Angeles specializing in Risograph printing for artist edtioning. Since this time Stadnik has worked with and published artists from around the world including: Jeffrey Cheung, Vivian Fu, Jim Lucio, Tallulah Fontaine, Juliana Wisdom, Never Brush My Teeth, Alison Dubois, John Roberts, Penelope Gazin, Nathaniel Russell, Daniel Zender, Jonny Negron, Edie Fake, Heather Benjamin, Bijou Karman, Devendra Banhart, Matt Carignan, Lindsay Anne Watson, Lee Noble, Yoshi Yubai, Broken Fingaz, Chris Johanson, Lonnie Holley, Hellen Jo, Melek Zertal, Iurhi Pena, Daniel Berman, and many more.
Currently in addition to running his presses Max Stadnik is an instructor of risograph printing at the Analog Research Laboratory. Stadnik regularly exhibits work at the San Francisco Art Book Fair, Los Angeles Art Book Fair, New York Art Book Fair & Tokyo Art Book Fair. He has also exhibited at the Vincent Price Art Museum and had pop up shows in Tokyo, Beijing, Berlin, & Mexico City.
Thomas Wojak is a master printer and artist who founded The W.O.R.K.S, a screen printing studio, in 1972 in San Francisco. The studio specializes in limited edition work for local, national and international artists, and works extensively with the Bay Area design and technology communities. Recent projects with Apple and Google have been of particular note. Over the years, his prints in the field have been honored by both the San Francisco Art Directors Guild and the New York Art Directors Association. Projects include editions for the Estate of Jerry Garcia, prints and mixed media pieces for artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Mayumi Oda, Primo Angeli, Larry Sultan, Steve Wolfe, Nance O’Banion, Charles Hobson, Ester Hernandez, James Gobel and work with a group of Berlin painters. The graphic elements for Francis Ford Coppola’s winery and movie museum in the Napa Valley, as well as screen printed pieces for the Alcatraz Island renovations, Contemporary Jewish Museum and SFMOMA were significant projects.
Thomas relocated his studio and home to historic downtown Vallejo, CA, in 2002. His own work, consisting of print and mixed media pieces, deals with “creating a present from the fragments of the past” and has been exhibited extensively locally, nationally and internationally. He has participated in an broad cross section of group and invitational shows, as well as spearheading many local curatorial projects, in particular a series of shows entitled: Paper Cuts, featuring work from all graduate programs in the Bay Area doing works on paper. A recent show at the Jen Tough Gallery, (Vallejo/Benicia) entitled CA inked featured many artists from the California Society of Printmakers.
He was awarded Certificates of Recognition from the California State Assembly and Senate, acknowledging his work in helping revitalize downtown Vallejo, CA. The Mayor and City Council of Vallejo appointed him to the Percent for Art Advisory Group to help craft guidelines for establishing a Public Art program in Vallejo.
Thomas is an Associate Professor in the printmaking program at the California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC) in Oakland, CA. and has taught there for over 26 years. He has also taught workshops at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, and occasionally at Penland School of Crafts in NC, and the Mendocino Art Center, in Mendocino, CA. He served on the steering committee assisting in bringing the Southern Graphics Council International to San Francisco in Spring 2014.
MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA.