Artist in Residency Programs: A link to Dutchculture/Transartists

http://www.transartists.org/article/berendina-buist-artist-residence-amsterdams-grafisch-atelier-february-2014

Dear friends and fellow artists, I am very excited to share this link with you.

www. Transartists.org is an amazing resource website for artists who are interested in residencies. You can find info about residency programs from all over the world. The above link leads you to a page where people speak about their experience being in a residency. They honored me with a page about my experience at the Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier where I spent the month of February 2014.

I had a fabulous time there and felt and still feel fired up by the experience. So much so that I am studying the silkscreen process further here at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey.

 

 

 

Taking off

It was windy in San Francisco, coming back on the ferry from Sausalito. How does it feel to almost take off, hairs flying in the wind?

It was windy in San Francisco, coming back on the ferry from Sausalito. How does it feel to almost take off, hairs flying in the wind?

Seeing possibilities

Silk screening with Jase Clark at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. Looking into transparencies and overlapping colors. After the residency at AGA in Amsterdam, it is clear to me that there is so much to learn about this print technique. Lucky for me we have PCNJ here in central jersey with great teachers. Jase is a Master Printer at Lafayette College in Easton PA, just across the Delaware river. He is also running their print shop. http://www.jaseclark.com/

Artist in Residence at the Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, February 2014

In February 2014 I was working in Amsterdam at the AGA, Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier as an Artist in Residence (AiR). The AGA offers a fantastic work environment for print makers in diverse disciplines such as lithography, etching, silkscreen and inkjet.

My focus was on silkscreen and inkjet and a combination of the two. I had not been in a print studio for a long time and needed to refresh my skills. AGA is a non toxic studio, which means that sustainability is very important. The materials have changed and as a result the processes have changed as well.

First series of silk screened images on paper.

First series of silk screened images on paper.

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