Through grants from several charitable foundations, Crow’s Shadow is typically able to fund three to six Artists-in-Residence each year. Artists participating in these residencies usually spend two weeks in the studio developing limited-edition prints, which are then hand-pulled by Crow’s Shadow’s Tamarind-trained Master Printer, Judith Baumann. Most of the artists who are invited to the studio are not printmakers–they typically specialize in other areas of visual art and the Master Printer’s technical expertise allows them to realize a project in a media that they would not otherwise be able to accomplish. The final prints enter the Crow’s Shadow permanent collection, housed both in our studio and at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon. Prints published by Crow’s Shadow Press have traveled extensively to galleries and cultural institutions around the region and nationally.
Residencies are invitational only and artists are selected by a committee of art professionals. Artists-in-Residence (AiRs) are nominated for a residency based on the quality of their work and their potential to reflect the mission of Crow’s Shadow.