Julie Bellavance, Residents studio, Eichstätt 2019. Photo by Li Portenlänger

THE SOCIETY OF SCOTTISH ARTISTS IS DELIGHTED TO BE WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LI PORTENLÄNGER, DIRECTOR OF LITHOGRAPHIE-WERKSTATT EICHSTÄTT IN BAVARIA, GERMANY TO OFFER A BI-ANNUAL LITHOGRAPHY RESIDENCY PRIZE WHICH INCLUDES A PERIOD OF TIME WORKING IN THE STUDIO AND A SOLO EXHIBITION WITH OPENING RECEPTION.

ONLINE APPLICATION OPENS25 May 2020

The residency includes visits to local sites of cultural and historical interest, including the lithographic limestone quarry Solnhofen providing a paleontological background to this historic medium. The residency is normally 2 weeks, the exact duration and dates will be agreed to suit both the artist and studio.

Also, a visit to The University Library of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt to view pieces from the studio’s ‘Lithography Collection’, which is expanding every year and includes lithographs from various artist residencies in Eichstatt.

Lithographie-Werkstatt Eichstätt is a small, well-equipped studio specialising in stone lithography and focusing on promoting this unique printmaking method in Eichstatt and internationally.

This award is for a self-motivated artist who has prior experience of working in stone lithography. The applicant must include a referee to verify technical skills. The artist will gain experience of the unique way Li works with stone lithography at the studio. The aim of the residency will be to offer an opportunity to add to and expand on their existing knowledge and experience of working in this medium.

Li Portenlänger, Studio Director is a practising artist and lithographer herself who regularly visits Scotland and has worked at Edinburgh Printmakers as a visiting artist.

Daily allowance and accommodation in St Walburg Guest House are provided by the Lithographie-Werkstatt Eichstätt along with all studio fees.

Award winners will be required to cover their own transport costs to and from Germany.

The award will also include an invitation to exhibit a piece of work created during the Residency at a subsequent Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh.

All artists working in lithography anywhere in the world are welcome to apply, although artists do have to be a member of the Society of Scottish Artists to apply.

Membership of the Society is open to all artists and you can join online today. There is no additional submission fee to apply for the Residency.

Membership of the Society of Scottish Artists provides a number of benefits which are listed on our website. Join online: https://www.s-s-a.org/membership/join-us/

ONLINE APPLICATION OPENS: 25 May 2020

DEADLINE:  25 July 2020, midnight

SELECTION PANEL:
Alastair Clark, Studio Director, Edinburgh Printmakers
Jenny Smith, Visual Artist and Printmaker  
Catherine Hiley, Printmaker and previous Prize Winner
Aleksandra Kargul, Printmaker, previous Prize Winner
Olivia Turner, SSA Co-President and Jamie McAteer, SSA Co-President

Blog post: Aleksandra Kargul, Winner of Eichstaett Prize
Li Portenlänger: Invention of lithography and the Solnhofen quarries

 

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