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Keyholder Residency Program at the Lower East Side Printshop

The Lower East Side Printshop, NY offers emerging artists with FREE year-long studio residencies to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. The application deadline is September 1, 2013 for residencies that begin on October 1, 2013. Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

Keyholders work independently in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio and have access to a vibrant community of peers. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking and some Master Printer assistance is included in the program.

Participation is limited and competitive. Applications are evaluated by a panelist of seasoned artists, curators, critics, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. Artists currently without a studio space are encouraged to apply.

Keyholder Residency includes:
• 24-hour studio access
• $1,000 stipend
• storage space
• basic supp673-lies (newsprint, blotters, solvents, cleaners)
• one free class in printmaking and consultations with Master Printers
• 20% discount on all Printshop classes
• free career development workshops
• free digital documentation of selected works produced during the residency
• inclusion in the Printshop’s permanent collection
• opportunities to show new work in exhibitions presented by the Printshop

“Even beyond the technical learning and the facilities, having the support of the staff, the monthly emails, the workshops, salons, being a part of the Printshop community in general has had such a positive effect on my studio practice. That support has helped me stay more motivated, more productive, more engaged, and has helped me grow as an artist.” Naomi Reis, Keyholder Resident, October 2011 – September 2012

• Only legal US residents may apply (i.e., Social Security cardholders)
• Students enrolled in any kind of degree program at the time of the residency are not eligible
• Keyholder Residencies are limited to emerging artists only. The Printshop defines emerging artists as under-recognized and under-represented artists in early stages in their careers

DEADLINE: September 1, 2013
Apply online:

Please go to
for more information, or email Christine Walia, Programs Director at

Comment made 7 years ago on Thursday 25 July 2013

Lower East Side Print Shop, Inc.

Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6-8 pm

Exhibition Dates: May 10 – July 8, 2012
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm
Free and open to the public

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to announce the EDITIONS ‘12: EXHIBITION OPENING AND CATALOGUE LAUNCH on Thursday, May 10. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from May 10 – July 8, 2012. With a catalogue essay by Roberta Waddell, a renowned print expert and former Curator of Prints at the New York Public Library, the catalogue and exhibition feature new works created by recipients of the Printshop’s Special Editions and Publishing Residencies: Hong Seon Jang, Jennie C. Jones, Darina Karpov, and David Kramer, and Enoc Perez.

The Special Editions Residency provides emerging artists with an opportunity to create a major new body of work in collaboration with Master Printers Erik Hougen and James Miller, fully sponsored by the Printshop. Hong Seon Jang, Jennie C. Jones, Darina Karpov, and David Kramer have all immersed themselves in printmaking for several months, exploring new materials and techniques that have broadened their practice. What followed were outstanding projects of conceptual and technical expertise that showcase the artists’ most ambitious print projects to date.

Enoc Perez created the Lever House suite through the Printshop’s exclusive Publishing Residency Program, also working with Dusica Kirjakovic, Erik Hougen, and James Miller. Continuing his exploration of modernist buildings and their architectural allure, both symbolically and aesthetically, Perez has revisited the distinguished New York City Lever House building as subject. Ultimately, these prints offer both a bold point of view and a sense of effortless completion.

The Printshop’s residency programs offer opportunities to artists of all career stages to use professional facilities and collaborate with talented printers who approach each artist’s vision with great care and skill.

Comment made 8 years ago on Tuesday 24 April 2012

Lower East Side Print Shop, Inc.

The Printshop is excited to announce that our Summer Class Catalogue has been posted on our website and is ready for registration!

The Printshop’s classes for adults offer instruction in myriad printmaking techniques, traditional, as well as new and experimental. Our faculty is comprised of accomplished artists and experienced master printers with outstanding expertise in printmaking. They offer technical expertise, as well as creative advice for your new artwork. Our instructors will help you turn your ideas into quality prints. Our classes are appropriate for beginners who wish to discover the world of printmaking, as well as artists interested in exploring new techniques. Many of our courses can be repeated, as there is a great deal of one-on-one interaction with faculty.

To view our summer classes, please visit our website:

Comment made 8 years ago on Tuesday 17 April 2012