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Sitka Center for Art and Ecology e-Newsletter

January 2009 - Vol 4, Issue 1


  • Sitka Open House at the Cultural Center!
  • Confluence: Fall Artist-in-Residence Open House"
  • Kim Stafford's Winter Workshop
  • Explore the World of Nature Essays

Sitka Open House at the Cultural Center!


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In case it didn't make it onto your calendar, remember that tomorrow, Sunday January 11 from 1-5 PM, we are hosting a celebration of the breathtaking work accomplished by our Fall Residents. We are also trying something new - hosting the event at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The exhibit is beautiful and the presentations by this exceptional group of artists and writers will be extraordinary. Please come and join us for a fun afternoon celebrating art, nature, and words that move us to be our best creative selves.

Confluence: Fall Artist-in-Residence Open House"

Five artists have been at work this fall in the studios and surrounding community of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. A culmination of their work will be on display January 11th during a Sitka Center Open House at the Lincoln City Cultural Center from 1 pm to 5 pm. The Open House will include an exhibition of completed artworks, conversations with the artists, refreshments and a short program of song and readings.

Current resident Kim Stafford observes, "Like the confluence of the tributaries that form the rich life patterns of the Salmon River estuary, the convergence of science and art make the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology a unique local resource." The Sitka Center's Residency Program has provided more than 170 artists, writers, musicians, and natural science scholars the opportunity to conduct their work while deeply engaging with the inspirational Oregon coastal environment of Cascade Head.

This fall, the Sitka Center welcomed Louisa Conrad, Dawn Stetzel, Matthew Bower, Kim Stafford, and Mary Ann O'Donnell all working in a variety of media that explore the intersections of art and science. The open house invites viewers to see how 5 different artists connect to the sciences through ecology, ethnobotany, anthropology, fishery sciences, and geophysics and to hear how each artist has gained a 'sense of place' from time spent on the Oregon coast.

January 11, 2009
Lincoln City Cultural Center
540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367

1 pm to 5 pm

for more information or call us at 541.994.5485.

Kim Stafford's Winter Workshop

Inaugural Portfolio
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01/24/09 to 01/25/09
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join Kim for a weekend of writing.

As the nation turns to a new regime, it's time in your life to manifest your beliefs, your calling, your story as a strand in the work of now.

Kim Stafford's classes are transformative and inspiring. Give yourself a gift and unleash that creative genius within you.

Explore the World of Nature Essays


Writing and Selling Your Nature Essays
Melissa Hart
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you have an amazing nature essay inside you waiting to see the light of day?

This workshop will guide you through the steps for successfully writing and selling your nature essay. Now is the time to share your work with the world.

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