Chessman Gallery

Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Exhibition Sept. 10-Oct. 4

Reception Friday, Sept. 10

Throughout the past 51 years, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology has inspired visitors from near and far, fostering ecological and creative thinking in those who come for residencies, workshops, or to teach. The Lincoln City Cultural Center has had the honor of collaborating with this fine organization on many occasions and is so very proud to bring the Sitka Center’s Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency 20th Anniversary Folio Exhibit to Lincoln City.

The Chessman Gallery will be hosting this insightful exhibit opening Friday, Sept. 10, and running through Oct. 4.

The LCCC will host an in-person opening reception from 5-7 pm on Friday, Sept. 10. This event is free and open to the public, but masks and social distancing will be required. A virtual gallery tour will be posted on Facebook on the following day, Sept. 11, @lincolncityculture.

This exhibit is a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at Sitka. The exhibit was held at Waterstone Gallery in Portland earlier this year. The Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency (JSPR) was established in 2002 to provide established 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 a 10th image. D’Amario was involved in the conception of the printmaking residency program and has taught every artist in the program thus far.

In order to demonstrate the relationship between mediums, artists will showcase artwork made in their traditional mediums, alongside the print made during their time at Sitka. Juxtaposing the artist’s traditional medium with the new printmaking work helps demonstrate the depth of an artist. The comparisons and contrasts created can be evocative and revealing about each artist. Featured artists for the folio 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, Sitka will feature work from other Printmaking Residency alumni including Ellen George, Chris Antemann, Samantha Wall, and Claire Rojas.

The Chessman Gallery is located inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City). Gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday from 10am – 4pm. The exhibit will be on view from September 10 – October 4, 2021. Masks and social distancing required in the building.

Thank you to Explore Lincoln City for their financial support of this exhibit.

In the Hallway Gallery, the LCCC will feature Kirk Jonasson’s large-scale abstracted photography. The undercurrent of this body of work deals with the environmental impact of modern living, paired with an esthetic that focuses of small elegant details as well as parts of the whole. An artist’s talk is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 12th at 4pm, in the hallway with the work.

For more information call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.

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