Conditions of the residency

  • The one-month residency must be completed during the period of April 1st in the year in which it is awarded and March 31st of the following year.
  • Two prints from each edition printed during the residency must be provided to St. Michael’s Printshop.
  • One of these prints will be retained in the Printshop’s Archives, the other is used for fundraising purposes.
  • During the residency, the artist will be asked to give a workshop for the membership of the Printshop.

Criteria used by juries

The Printshop juries are instructed to look for emerging as well as experienced artists. We reserve three of the six spaces for provincial artists and at least one space for an international artist. While basic technical help is available from staff, artists must show competency in their chosen medium to be considered. Workshop proposals are very important, but should not be too elaborate or take more than two evenings or one day from the residency.

While residencies in other arts facilities often ask the artist to demonstrate a geographic-based justification for their residencies, proposals for residencies at St. Michael’s Printshop do not need to be linked to Newfoundland, Labrador or St. John’s. We are more interested in that the artists have a clear plan that they can accomplish in one month.

Benefits

  • $1,000 Residency Fee for artists who reside in St. John’s, NL and surrounding area
  • $1,500 Residency Fee for artists who reside outside St. John’s, NL and surrounding area
  • 24-hour access to all facilities at the Printshop

St. Michael’s provides basic chemicals and solvents, newsprint, rags and black and white inks only. We do not provide coloured inks or personal consumables (sandpaper etc.). Please contact us for a full inventory of what is provided. A basic selection of papers, wiping fabrics and litho drawing materials are available for purchase at the printshop.

*International artists should note that materials may be considerably more expensive here, so it is recommended that materials be brought with you. These may include paper, and coloured printing inks.. Because of our isolated location, ordering materials may take up to several weeks.*

Recent Visiting Artists

2016

Emma Nishimura, MFA 2013

Jill Ho-You, MFA 2012

Mark Bovey, MVA (Printmaking) 1992

Lisa Neighbour, MFA 2009

Kaylea Reeve, BFA 2015

Alexa Hatanaka, BFA 2012

Jeanette Johns, MFA 2015

2015

Kristen Bartel

Amanda Damsma

Virginia Mitford

Joe Fowler, Newfoundland

Steve Evans, Newfoundland

2014

April White, Newfoundland
Ebonnie Hollenbeck, Ontario
Kelsey Stephenson, United States
Stephanie De Couto Costa, Quebec
Catherine Farish, Quebec
Andrea Cooper

2013
Audrey Hurd, Newfoundland
Ericka Walker, Nova Scotia
Robyn Anderson, Newfoundland
Anna McIntyre, Quebec
Jude Valentine, Maine

2012
Sarah Gordon, Ireland
Raluca Iancu, Quebec
Karen Cornelius, Manitoba
Jennifer Morgan, Newfoundland
Christine Koch, Newfoundland
Nathalie Vanderveken, Quebec

2011
Philippa Jones, Newfoundland
Sylvia Bendzsa, Newfoundland
Tara Bryan, Newfoundland
Margo Ray, Hawaii USA
Wendy Tokaryk, Alberta
Marie Andree Gilbert, Quebec

2010
Scott Goudie, Newfoundland
Jonathan Green, Newfoundland
Jesse Brennan, England
Daryl Vocat, Ontario
Abigail Rorer, Maine USA
Rodney Konapaki/Rhonda Neufeld, British Columbia

2009
Shane Dwyer, Newfoundland
Jacques Arseneault, New Brunswick
Laura Peturson, Ontario
Jack Botsford, Newfoundland
Veselina Tomova, Newfoundland
Nicky Neate, UK

2008
Michelle Bush, Newfoundland
Corrine Coleman, Newfoundland
Jerry Ropson, Quebec
Gemma Anderson- UK
Colin Lyons, Quebec
Osvalso Ramirez Castillo, Quebec