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Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is dedicated to expanding the relationships between art, nature and humanity through workshops, presentations and individual research projects, and to maintaining a facility appropriate to its needs that is in harmony with the inspirational coastal environment of Cascade Head.
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PO Box 65
Otis , OR 97368
Contact Person: Randall Koch, Executive Director
Phone: 1-541-994-5485
Fax: 1-541-994-8024
E-Mail: laura@sitkacenter.org
Website: http://www.sitkacenter.org

Detailed Information:
One to five-day workshops
Sitka?s workshops are presented by leading artists and scholars from the Northwest and around the world. The curriculum offers workshops for all ages and skill levels in the natural sciences and arts, including book arts and journaling, ceramics, sculpture, ecology, woodcarving, drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber, photography, natural history, and writing. Instructors Because instructors are encouraged to make use of the natural features and beauty of the Sitka site in their course design and to explore the intersection of art and nature with their students, so the Sitka workshop experience at Sitka is often unique among workshop programs. Sitka classes are ?hands-on?, discovery-oriented, experience-based and limited in size so that students can receive personal attention from instructors. Workshops may be held in the field in the spectacular Oregon coastal environment, in one of Sitka Center?s three studios or in the new Hale Library.
As part of Sitka?s community outreach program, evening events are presented regularly to the public for education and entertainment.

From fall through spring, Sitka center offers Artist/Naturalist Residencies of one to four months. Sitka provides housing and work space enabling an artist or scholar to work in the quiet, inspirational surroundings of Sitka Center. Over the past 20 years, this unique program has offered a potentially transformative experience to residents and has contributed meaningfullyhas made a meaningful contribution to the exploration and promotion off of the intersection of art and natureecology throughout the Northwest. through the work of over 50 residents in writing, ceramics, installation art, mixed media, poetry, botany, natural history, ecology, and music. The Residency Program includes community service as a part of each resident?s commitment, . which Service may take the form of teaching at Sitka or participation in Sitka?s outreach program. Residents are encouraged to share their work and experience, thus both enriching their own experience at Sitka and broadening the horizons of our community.

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