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Seeking artist applicants to rent space in a fine art printmaking community and be part of a shared artist-in-residence space. All artists must have printmaking experience and a bachelors degree.

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Artist-in-Residence

Rubber City Prints offers live-in / caretaker Artist-in-Residency positions. Get inspired in a shared artist space, make an artistic masterpiece, and build your portfolio. Enter art shows all around the world and get your works noticed, awarded, and sold! 

 

To apply, use the link below to fill out the application, and email along with a  resume, cover letter explaining your printmaking experience, and five high-quality images of recent prints (completed within the last year)

to info@rubbercityprints.org

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About

Seeking artist applicants to rent space in a fine art printmaking community to live and work with other artists. All artists must have printmaking experience and be currently active in their printmaking practice (only apply with works completed
within the past year).

Selected applicants will have a private bedroom and shared bathroom with 24-hour access to the print studio. Our studio is equipped with a letterpress, two etching presses, a designated screenprinting area, inking stations, a clean work-
space area, two washing sinks, and a kitchenette.

This live-in position requires artists to be producing quality artwork while caring or the facilities and supporting RCP’s mission and educational opportunities.

 

 

 

Available residencies

 

3-month

6-month

12-month 

Requirements

  • Must have a Fine Arts degree  and proof of experience in printmaking 

  • Must apply & be approved by the Board of Directors

  • Must complete a background check

  • Be respectful of other printmakers in a shared space

  • Be responsible, tidy & well organized

Responsibilities

  • Practice ethical upkeep of workspace and studio equipment

  • Checking incoming mail

  • Assist with show installations

  • Manage potential commissions with opportunities to get paid (optional)

  • Instruct classes and workshops with opportunities to get paid (optional)

  • Contribute to promotional outreach for printmaking commissions & services

  • Monitor studio/gallery during open studio hours and shows (minimum four hours/week) 

  • Manage observed quiet hours (12 am - 8 am)

Current Artist-in-Residence

 

Meryl Engler
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Meryl Engler grew up in Huntington Beach, California playing lots of different sports, hanging out on the beach and drawing as much as possible. Meryl made a big transition to attend Syracuse University where she studied sculpture, printmaking, religious studies and history, and also competed on the women’s rowing team. Next she attended graduate school at University of Nebraska-Lincoln for studio art with an emphasis in printmaking. This is where she developed her love of colorful woodcut prints. Meryl has shown in Lincoln, Syracuse, Los Angeles, Houston, and internationally. For the past three years, Meryl coached rowing at Lake Oswego Community Rowing outside Portland Oregon. She is so excited to explore Akron while getting to make art full time again at Rubber City Prints.