Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Since 1970, the center has been working to expand the relationship between art, nature and humanity. To foster intellectual inquiry and artistic exploration, the Sitka Center regularly hosts residency programs, workshops and art exhibitions.
Explore your right brain
Check out the fantastic, diverse programming at the center. For example, workshops run every summer, featuring multi-day sessions focused on woodworking, sculpture, fiber arts, printmaking, writing and more. The instructors are professional artists and ecology experts who help push participants to learn about the environment as they work on their craft.
During the cooler months (October through May), the Sitka Center runs their residency program. Up to 28 residents per year, from different disciplines and stages in their careers, live and work on campus free of charge. The residents are encouraged to perform community outreach during their stay, offering free exhibits and lectures on campus, presenting to area schools and conducting scholarly research for local educational institutions.
Creativity & community
The center is also a hub for regular events that invite the community to explore art and the environment. For example, Mingle and Muse events give visitors a chance to explore the Sitka Center grounds and meet artists and neighbors. You can see the inspirational coastal environment where the center resides, near Cascade Head and the Salmon River estuary.
And there are Resident Show & Tells, which give the community a peek into the creative processes and teach visitors about ecological research in the region. There’s lots to learn from the inspiring journey that residents take in their time here: the Sitka Center lets them withdraw from the distractions of daily life and push through their mental boundaries. The result is some truly amazing work that couldn’t be completed anywhere else.
Check out the Sitka Center website for information on residents, events and more.