Patti Warashina, who is one of 10 folio artists included in an exhibit at Chessman Gallery, created this print.

Sitka Center is pleased to announce an exhibit opening today (Friday) at the Chessman Gallery in Lincoln City, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency. The exhibit builds on an exhibit held at Waterstone Gallery in Portland earlier this year.

The Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency (JSPR) was established in 2002 to provide working artists with little or no printmaking experience the opportunity to explore a new creative medium with guidance, instruction and technical assistance from an expert etching printer.

This exhibit will showcase prints created by nine Schnitzer Residency alumni brought back to create a 20th Anniversary Folio. Master printmaker Julia D’Amario created the 10th image. She was involved in the conception of the printmaking residency program and has taught every artist in the program. Her expertise and passion to share her printmaking knowledge has elevated and expanded the creative conceptions of those she works with. The exhibit will also include work in the traditional medium of the 10 folio artists.

Folio artists are: Baba Wagué Diakite, Sabina Haque, Linda Hutchins, Dana Lynn Louis, Ryan Pierce, Larry Thomas, Patti Warashina, Heather Watkins, Marie Watt and Julia D’Amario. In addition to the folio, the exhibit will feature prints from other JSPR alumni, including Chris Antemann, Ellen George, Claire Rojas and Samantha Wall.

The Chessman Gallery is located inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Highway 101. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on view from Sept. 10 through Oct. 4. There will be an opening reception on Sept. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the gallery. Masks and social distancing are required in the building.

Sitka Center expressed appreciation to the Chessman Gallery’s Krista Eddy and all of the staff at Lincoln City Cultural Center for this collaboration, and to Explore Lincoln City for financial support for the exhibit.

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