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SSA-Eichstätt Lithography Residency

The Society of Scottish Artists is delighted to be working in partnership with Li Portenlänger, Director of Lithographie-Werkstatt Eichstätt in Bavaria, Germany to offer a bi-annual Lithography Residency Prize which includes a period of time working in the studio and a solo exhibition with opening reception.

The residency includes visits to local sites of cultural and historical interest, including the lithographic limestone quarry Solnhofen providing a paleontological background to this historic medium.

Also, a visit to The University Library of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt to view pieces from the studio’s ‘Lithography Collection’, which is expanding every year and includes lithographs from various artist residencies in Eichstatt.

Lithographie-Werkstatt Eichstätt is small, well-equipped studio specialising in stone lithography and focusing on promoting this unique printmaking method in Eichstatt and internationally.

This award is for a self motivated artist who has prior experience of working in stone lithography and the application criteria includes a referee to verify technical skills. The artist will gain experience of the unique way Li works with stone lithography at the studio. The aim of the residency will be to offer an opportunity to add to and expand on their existing knowledge and experience of working in this medium.

Li Portenlänger, Studio Director is a practising artist and lithographer herself who regularly visits Scotland and has worked at Edinburgh Printmakers as a visiting artist.

Daily allowance and accommodation in St Walburg Guest House is provided by the Lithographie-Werkstatt Eichstätt along with all studio fees.

Award winners will be required to meet their own transport costs to and from Germany.

The award will also include an invitation to exhibit a piece of work created during the Residency at a subsequent Annual Exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh.

All artists working in lithography anywhere in the world are welcome to apply, although artists do have to be a member of the Society of Scottish Artists to apply.

Membership of the Society is open to all artists and you can join online today. There is no additional submission fee to apply for the Residency.

Membership of the Society of Scottish Artists provides a number of benefits which are listed on our website. Join online:

Details for how to apply can be found online.

Deadline is 31 March 2018

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