“Sev Shoon Printmaking and Artist Residency in Sequim Washington”

Escape to Art!

Welcome to the New SEV SHOON!

For twenty-one years, we were the Sev Shoon Arts Center: a Seattle-based art center that offered artists 24/7 access to our printmaking studio, classes, workshops, exhibits, and demonstrations during the monthly Ballard ARTwalk.

For us, 2012 truly came in like the Dragon of the Chinese calendar, which symbolizes power, strength, and good luck. While our office remains in Seattle, our center will close in June, and our new place of business will be located on the Olympic Peninsula. Instead of long-term memberships, we offer artists short-term (one week to a month) access to a beautiful house and studio. Please read on!

Some of the artists who have printed at Sev Shoon over the years are featured in a beautiful show of prints:

“Print Press Imprint Impress”
April 16 – July 17

Washington Convention Center
800 Convention  Place
2nd floor

Participating Artists:

Anna Mc Kee, Barbara Bruch, Betsy Barnum, Bobbi Pearce, Diane Davis, Dionne Haroutunian, Ginny Ruffner, James Reed, Judith Gregory, Jumana Al Hashal, Kappy Trigg,  Kelda Martensen, Leslie Wall, Louise Durocher, Marcia Douglas, Nancy Reithaar, Paul Holt, Phil Stoiber, Sarah Banks, Stephen Black, Theresa Neinas, Vicki Platts-Brown

The Program

The Sev Shoon Artist Residency is a program for artists who want to spend uninterrupted time in a quiet place outfitted with a beautiful printmaking studio nestled in the arms of Discovery Bay on the Olympic Peninsula, with views out to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The program is open to a wide variety of artists from writers, to filmmakers, and visual artists. The residency house is covered by insurance, comfortably accommodates two adults and the studio is outfitted for printmaking, en caustics, painting, and drawing. Applications are taken year round and artists may apply solo or in pairs.

A courtesy mention of the program in the credits of the finished work is appreciated. Sev Shoon likes to collect an archive of works created during the residency. Artists are encouraged to write a guest blog post with photos of the work.  The Sev Shoon Residency may also occasionally invite current and previous visiting artists to participate in a group show.

The Application

Applications are accepted year round. You may apply solo or with an artist friend. Each artist has to submit an application separately. There is no application fee.

You can check the application online and include a URL to your website.

If you don’t have a website, please send a CD to 6126 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.

Please refer to the “Residency” page for prices and dates
Include the following information: 10 jpegs (72 dpi, no larger than 2MB), An annotated list (title, medium, year), Artist statement (up to 3 paragraphs), Resume (up to 2 pages), A Paragraph with goals for your residency.