I am beginning a residency to explore wood block printmaking with my viral series and the geography series at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA this week and for the next three months. I was fortunate to be awarded the Sustainable Arts Grant. It is an award specifically given to artists with children. That they have such a grant is amazingly generous for those of us who balance our studio time with parenting (and all those other necessary pursuits). Kala also has great classes for children and teenagers, camps, etc. available for local kids. However, it is also a well-appointed professional studio that attracts artists worldwide. It is exciting to be around an international community of artists doing a variety of traditional and digital printmaking. I will post work when I get something I like from their presses.
Kala Art Institute's mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in- Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs and education. Kala's high quality printmaking and multimedia studios are located in Berkeley, CA.