The California Society of Printmakers Artists’ Residency program pairs artist members with Bay Area master printers who host and assist recipients in completing ambitious short term projects. The residency program began in 2015.
The Residency application process takes place each year in late winter or early spring. Check the CSP Submittable site for residency application requirements and deadlines as these change with each year’s hosts. CSP Submittable.
CSP’s 2019 Artists’ Residencies were awarded to: Noah Breuer who made large scale screenprints with Thomas Wojak/The W.O.R.K.S; Mary V. Marsh who worked on a tabloid sized publications with Max Stadnik /Tiny Splendor; and Meghan Pohlod who created an artist book with Macy Chadwick /In Cahoots Residency.
- The Vallejo Times Herald has published an engaging article on Noah Breuer’s residency at The W.O.R.K.S. You can read it here.
2017: Kim Vanderheiden, Susan Belau, Colleen Sullivan
2016: Peter Baczek, Deb Sibony, Michelle Murillo
2015: Joanna Kidd, Toru Sugita, Carrie Ann Plank
About the Residency Hosts
Macy Chadwick received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and assisted book artist Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley for three years. After fifteen years of teaching at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco Art Institute, and San Francisco Center for the Book, Macy decided to pursue her dream of directing a residency and founded In Cahoots Residency in 2018. This dream combines her passions of working alongside other artists, hosting people in a creative space, and collaboration. Along with directing the residency, Macy continues to create artists books and limited edition prints in her separate art studio which is onsite at the residency. Her work is widely collected and is in prominent collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University Special Collections, and the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa.
In Cahoots Residency provides housing and studio space to both emerging and professional artists in a variety of mediums, with a focus on artists books, letterpress, printmaking (etching, relief, monoprint), writing, and collaboration. The residency hosts from three to five artists at a time. Residents are provided private individual guest houses (with kitchens and full bathrooms) and 24-hour access to the spacious shared studios. Residents do their own cooking. For those without a car, rides to the grocery store/supply store and weekly group field trips (to places such as Sonoma or the Pacific coast) are provided free of charge. incahootsresidency.com
Paul Mullowney received his training at San Francisco’s Crown Point Press where he became Master Printer in the early nineties. There he worked on and led projects with the leading artists of the studio, including: John Cage, Richard Diebenkorn, Francesco Clemente, Pat Steir, Sol LeWitt, Shoichi Ida, and Judy Pfaff. Later Mullowney moved to Nara, Japan where he lived for ten years in a 17th century Zen temple, working on many projects in collaboration with a local scroll mounter while employing Japanese techniques and papers which continue to inform his approach to melding Western and Eastern traditions in contemporary printmaking. From 2004 to 2009 Mullowney was founding director of HuiPress in Maui where he worked on collaborative large-scale projects with Sandow Birk, Joyce Kozloff, Judy Pfaff, Nicola Lopez, Swoon, Artemio Rodriguez, Robert Kushner, and many other emerging and international artists. He has taught numerous workshops and has been visiting faculty at Portland’s Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the San Francisco Art Institute.
Mullowney Printing was started in San Francisco in 2011 and is named after the commercial lithography company founded by J.D. Mullowney in the early 1920’s in Minneapolis. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, the shop is a multi-faceted fine art printmaking studio specializing in etching, photogravure, silkscreen, relief and letterpress. In addition to contract printing and some publishing, Mullowney Printing also focuses on education with workshops, community outreach and internship.
John Gruenwald has been drawing pictures since childhood. In high school his teacher introduced him to etching and a love affair with printmaking was born. In college it was stone lithography that caught his attention. After graduation, he and his former instructor, Roland Poska, were partners in a collaborative print shop, Fishy Whale Press, printing stone lithographs for other artists. From there Gruenwald moved to New Mexico to open his own print shop, Windmill Press, and printed for artists of the Southwest. After a short stint working at Landfall Press in Chicago, he opened Cream City Graphics in Milwaukee where he printed and published artists of the Midwest for 15 years. During this period, he also taught printmaking at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.Gruenwald moved to San Francisco in the mid 90’s where the focus has been on his own artwork: printmaking and oil painting. For three years, he partnered with Terry Chastain in Tinhorn Gallery, a storefront print gallery and studio in Hayes Valley, until opening the current incarnation of Gruenwald Press on Mission Street in 2005. His work is represented by Annex Gallery in Santa Rosa, and Peltz Gallery in Milwaukee. Collections that contain work by Gruenwald include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the City of Seattle, and the Harry Quadracci Collection.
Max Stadnik/Tiny Splendor trained in the Tamarind tradition of lithography under master printer Paul Rangell at University of California Santa Cruz from 2006 – 2010. In 2011 Stadnik established Max’s Garage Press dedicated to traditional stone lithography. Initially based out of his grandfathers abandoned car garage in Marin County, by 2012 he relocated the press to Berkeley. Additionally in 2012 Stadnik co-founded the publishing press Tiny Splendor and acquired his first Risograph equipment to begin publishing. Max’s Garage Press transformed into a community print shop and Tiny Splendor became the face for publishing artist prints, zines, and books.
In 2013 Stadnik founded The East Bay Print Sale – this yearly sale represents over 100 print artists and features over 10,000 prints. Additionally in 2013 Tiny Splendor opened a sister press in Los Angeles specializing in Risograph printing for artist edtioning. Since this time Stadnik has worked with and published artists from around the world including: Jeffrey Cheung, Vivian Fu, Jim Lucio, Tallulah Fontaine, Juliana Wisdom, Never Brush My Teeth, Alison Dubois, John Roberts, Penelope Gazin, Nathaniel Russell, Daniel Zender, Jonny Negron, Edie Fake, Heather Benjamin, Bijou Karman, Devendra Banhart, Matt Carignan, Lindsay Anne Watson, Lee Noble, Yoshi Yubai, Broken Fingaz, Chris Johanson, Lonnie Holley, Hellen Jo, Melek Zertal, Iurhi Pena, Daniel Berman, and many more.
Currently in addition to running his presses Max Stadnik is an instructor of risograph printing at the Analog Research Laboratory. Stadnik regularly exhibits work at the San Francisco Art Book Fair, Los Angeles Art Book Fair, New York Art Book Fair & Tokyo Art Book Fair. He has also exhibited at the Vincent Price Art Museum and had pop up shows in Tokyo, Beijing, Berlin, & Mexico City. tinysplendor.com
Thomas Wojak is a master printer and artist who founded The W.O.R.K.S, a screen printing studio, in 1972 in San Francisco. The studio specializes in limited edition work for local, national and international artists, and works extensively with the Bay Area design community. Over the years, his prints in the field have been honored by both the San Francisco Art Directors Guild and the New York Art Directors Association. Projects include editions for the Estate of Jerry Garcia, prints and mixed media pieces for artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Mayumi Oda, Primo Angeli, Larry Sultan, Steve Wolfe, Nance O’Banion, Charles Hobson, James Gobel and ongoing work with a group of Berlin painters. The graphic elements for Francis Ford Coppola’s winery and movie museum in the Napa Valley, as well as screen printed pieces for the Alcatraz Island renovations were recent projects. His award winning work in the field of screen printing is extensive in scope, having produced prints for prominent local, national and international artists and clients over the past 40 years. He is also a professor in the printmaking department at the California College of the Arts, in Oakland, CA (formerly CCAC). His work is shown both here and abroad and is in numerous collections.