Newark Print Shop accepting new resident artists for six-month program

Three professional artists will have the unique opportunity to explore printmaking as a resident artist at the Newark Print Shop during their six month “Keyholder Residency” program.

Resident artists will have half a year of unlimited access to the print shop’s facilities to “explore and engage with fine art printmaking processes in order to expand their artistic practice,” according to the shop.

Accepted applicants will be required to monitor the studio for one 5-hour shift per week, and assist during the shop’s “Open Studio Print Club” on Wednesdays. The residency is for work only, as the Newark Print Shop does not offer living residencies at this time.

The application should include an artist statement and resume, project proposals of what the artist wishes to complete during the residency period, up to 10 digital images of recent work, and two references with contact information. Resident artists do not need to be professional printmakers, as long as they want to experiment with the medium.

The application can be found online here, and should be sent to with the subject line “KEYHOLDER RESIDENCY.” Applications are due August 31 by 5 p.m. Interested participants should include their weekly availability during the residency period with their application.

There is a $25 application fee that can be paid online. The fee is redeemable for a one-day studio pass even if applicants aren’t accepted into the residency program.

The Newark Print shop is located at 304 University Avenue, Floor 2, in Newark. It is open on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Open Studio Print Club, and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Current resident artists include Luke Walter, Sharon Lindenfeld and Angela Pilgrim.

Featured images courtesy of the Newark Print Shop. 

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