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  • New Grant Awards and Construction Project

    The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is pleased to announce that two smaller, older buildings on campus will be replaced this fall by Quade Construction. Grant support for this capital project totals $59,500. Sitka also received a grant for general operating support to be used for the Workshop and Residency programs. Read more.

  • Sitka Center Awarded Four Grants and Meets Endowment Challenge

    We're thrilled to announce that recently we've been awarded four grants totalling $48,700 and met an endowment fund challenge worth $250,000. View the news release.

  • Schrader Applauds $10,000 Grant for the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Residency Program

    We are elated to announce this grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts and thrilled that the press release was sent from Congressman Kurt Schrader.

  • Sitka Center Receives Grants

    Please see the news release with details here: Sitka Center Awarded More than $60,000 in Grants.

  • New Executive Director Appointed

    Please see the news release with details here: Leadership Transition at Sitka Center.

  • Sitka Center Awards Art Scholarships to Local High School Students

    We decided to inspire local high shcool students to make more art by offering them scholarships to take workshops at the Sitka Center. Here's the story the Newport News times ran about our 2012 High School Art Scholarship program.

  • 2012 Workshop Registration Opens

    Workshop registration opening for 2012!

  • Sitka Center Awards Art Scholarships to Local High School Students

    We decided to inspire local high shcool students to make more art by offering them scholarships to take workshops at the Sitka Center. Here's the story the Newport News times ran about our 2012 High School Art Scholarship program.

  • 2012 Workshop Registration Opens

    Workshop registration opening for 2012!

  • Radio Production

    Curious about our history and what we do? This is a great way to learn more about the Sitka Center. In honor of our 40th birthday, Dmae Roberts, with Stage and Studio, produced a spectacular piece about the Sitka Center and a profile of Kim Stafford, a long-time Sitka Center supporter and instructor. Listen here!

  • 40th Year Celebration Photos

    Check out our Picasa Albums page to see photos of our 40th Year Celebration! The big event happened in August 2010 and we still love looking at the pictures, we hope you enjoy them, too.

  • Green Living Journal: Creativity Goes Green at the Sitka Center

    May 31 2011

    As the Columbia River / Portland edition of Green Living Journal reports, during the Sitka Center's 2011 Workshop Program, several workshops will show participants how to use their creativity to live in a more eco-friendly way.

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  • Final Sitka A La Road in Bend June 4th with Ellen Waterston

    May 23 2011

    Author Ellen Waterston is the host of the fourth and final "Sitka A La Road" event. Participants will not only get to hear more about how Ellen works, but will also get to learn more about an organization very close to her heart, The Nature of Words.

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  • Third Sitka A La Road in Medford June 3rd with Judy Morris

    May 23 2011

    Artwork by Judy Morris

    Watercolorist Judy Morris say's she's happy to have this chance to "share the Sitka hospitality," and to help participants in this open studio event "experience my creative environment. They'll know more about me by seeing where and how I work. Just seeing ht space, the tools - even the mess - is a lesson."

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  • Sitk Center Invites Community to Mingle, Muse and Munch with Kim Stafford

    May 16 2011

    This summer, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology will host a free series of artist and writer talks dubbed 'Mingle, Muse and Munch', designed to open the Sitka Center doors even wider to the local community. The events coincide with the Sitka Center Workshop Program and will feature instructors from those classes. “This is a great opportunity for our teachers to share more about their work beyond the classroom,” says Event Coordinator Mindy Chaffin, “in an atmosphere that feels really peer-to-peer and sincere.”

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  • Second Sitka a la Road in Eugene on May 20th with Tallmadge Doyle

    May 10 2011

    Artwork by Tallmadge Doyle

    "Visiting other artist's studios is a favorite activity of mine," upcoming Sitka a la Road host Tallmadge Doyle says. "By visiting in person, you get to see and feel their work environment, and gain insight into an artist's thought process and how they construct work on a physical level. Getting to talk directly to artists about their work and work processes is, in my opinion, the best approach to gain deeper appreciation, insight, and understanding of their work."

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  • Ecotrust and the Sitka Center Announce Science Residency Partnership

    April 26 2011

    Need a place to concentrate and relax? Would you like to spend at least a month in a peaceful, coastal hide-away surrounded by a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve? Ecotrust is delighted to be partnering with the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology to select a Science or Conservation Resident interested in pursuing an issue with the potential to benefit the natural environment and make a region or community more resilient.

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  • Volunteer Appreciation Party May 14 2011

    April 26 2011

    Each year, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology relies on the help of over 150 volunteers to put on events, keep up with office work, do facilities maintenance - even fundraise. "Without volunteers," says Executive Director Eric Vines, "there would be a much bigger gap between what we want to do and what we actually do." Program Manager Jalene Case agrees: "Without volunteers, we would be a shadow of who we are - they are a huge part of what makes Sitka's heart continue beating." On May 14, the Sitka Center will celebrate all those individuals who help the organization achieve so much.

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  • Sitka Center Resident Featured in 'Joy Magazine'

    April 20 2011

    Trowbridge at the Sitka Center

    Long-time Sitka Center instructor and recent Artist-in-Residence Phyllis Trowbridge talks about work, life and the importance of residencies in the Southern Oregon Mail Tribune's 'Joy Magazine.'

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  • The Sitka Center Presents "Winds and Waves" Faculty Concert

    April 15 2011

    On April 29th, four internationally-renowned recorder players will perform for the Lincoln City area community, as part of the 13th annual 'Winds and Waves' recorder workshop hosted by the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and sponsored by the Oregon Coast Recorder Society. Titled Thirteen Years of Music by the Sea, the performance will feature “Winds and Waves” faculty members Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin, Cléa Galhano and Rotem Gilbert, on recorders of all sizes.

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  • First "Sitka ala Road" Open Studio May 4 with Corvallis Artist Yuji Hiratsuka

    April 12 2011

    The 'Sitka ala Road' program was added this year, says Development Manager Rebecca Welti, as a way to not only share more about the Sitka Center with people across the region but also to give its participants a rare glimpse into the private working life of an artist.

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  • April Artist Salon

    April 6 2011

    The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology will host another Artist Salon on April 14th, from 5:30 – 8:30pm in the Boyden Studio. Community members are warmly invited to come visit the Sitka Center and meet our talented group of current Artists-in-Residence! The residents will share their work and talk about what brought them to the Sitka Center; the Sitka Center will provide its famous Macaroni and Cheese and a comfortable atmosphere in which to listen and engage with old and new friends, both!

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  • Sitka Center Announces Ford Foundation-Supported Residency and Application Deadline

    April 6 2011

    From 2011 to 2012, thanks to a grant from the Ford Family Foundation, the Sitka Center will be able to offer a special residency opportunity to practicing, mid-career, Oregon artists. The grant allows visual artists, who are over the age of thirty, have been actively making art for at least seven years, and are not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program, to receive a stipend of $1,000 to $2,500 if accepted into the Sitka Center Residency Program.

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  • 'Comfy Studio' Fundraising Goal Met

    April 1 2011

    In just two weeks, 177 Sitka Center community members raised over $20,000 for the 'Comfy Studio' Project. "We are rejoicing our good fortune to have so many amazing people supporting our work," said Executive Director Eric Vines. "Thank you! Thank you!" The project is part of the Sitka Center's larger campaign to raise $370,000 to complete much-needed campus renovations and repairs.

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  • Sitka Center Hosts Siletz Tribe for Traditional Crafts and Art Workshop

    March 31 2011

    Eight youths from the Siletz tribe spent two days at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology participating in the Siletz tribe’s Traditional Crafts and Art Workshop. For three years, the Sitka Center has donated the use of its facilities so these young tribal members can work with and learn from Native artists and craftspeople in the areas of Siletz weaving, ceramics and traditional bone carving.

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  • Spring Residents Arrive at the Sitka Center

    March 2 2011

    Sunshine poured over the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology’s campus as Bren Simmers, Josie Sigler, Phyllis Trowbridge and Shannon Berg arrived to begin their stays at Sitka as Artists-in-Residence. The Oregon coast, it seemed, was doing its best to provide inspiration to the four women, whose work is very much influenced by the natural world and our connections to it.

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  • Sitka Center-Inspired Artwork on Display at the Connie Hanson Garden

    February 23 2011

    From now until May 14th, 2011, the Connie Hansen Garden in Lincoln City, OR, will be displaying artwork by local artists Mervin Cole, Cynthia Doyle, Shelia Griffie, and William Calvert, all of whom took a photography workshop together last year at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, OR.

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  • March Artist Salon

    February 4 2011

    The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology will host this month's Artist Salon on March 12, 2011, from 1pm - 4pm in the Boyden Studio. Community members are warmly invited to come visit the Sitka Center and meet our new Artists-in-Residence! The residents will share their work - both visual and literary - and talk about what brought them to the Sitka Center; Sitka will provide a cheery fire and a comfortable atmosphere in which to listen and engage with old and new friends, both.

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  • February Artist Salon

    January 27 2011

    The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology will host an Artist Salon and Potluck on February 3rd, 2011, from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Boyden Studio. Community members are warmly invited to come visit the Sitka Center, meet our new Artists-in-Residence and enjoy a delicious communal meal! The residents will share their work – both visual and literary – and talk about what brought them to the Sitka Center; Sitka will provide a cheery fire, its famous homemade Mac & Cheese, and plenty of space to spread out to share your own edible creations.

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  • 'Happy Bottom' Quest Fulfilled

    December 9 2010

    The task was daunting: raise $2,244 for 28 chairs. But the organization knew that posterior comfort was at stake. Butts needed benefits. Rears needed Relief. Aging assets needed assistance. Sitka was on a mission.

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  • December Artist Salon

    December 6 2010

    The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology will host an Artist Salon on December 15, 2010. From 5:30-8:30pm, community members are invited to join Sitka and its current Artists-in-Residence in the Boyden Studio for a potluck dinner, live original music, readings, and in-studio demonstrations.

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  • Sitka Center Celebrates 40 Years

    August 28 2010

    The festivities planned for August 28th will celebrate the extraordinary things that can happen when people are asked to find beauty, using the land they cherish for inspiration, and then encouraged to spread that beauty widely.

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