ANNEX STUDIO | MAY 1 – 28, 2024


This upcoming series is about grieving the losses of versions of myself that I have had to let go of to survive. It is about betrayal, harm, and evolving priorities. While rage and anxiety have been familiar responses to trauma, I find grief more challenging to confront. I have been the person I needed to be and would like to become someone more at peace. I am hopeful that acknowledging the pain artistically will help me move through the mud of spicy memories. In using traditional still life items like flowers to express loss, while adding more specified items to my visual narrative, I can connect with my lived experience instead of distancing myself from it. I use a variety of paint, ink and pencil in saturated color to transfer my ideas to paper. I am grateful for the physical and emotional space offered by Salem Art Association to complete this work.

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The Salem Art Association is offering several categories as part of the 2024 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. This residency offers a dedicated studio space for artist(s) to experiment and create new work.

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About: Artist-in-Residence (AIR)

The Salem Art Association’s Community Arts Education program hosts an Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program in the Annex. This program aims to serve artists by providing a flexible space for artistic development and experimentation.

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AIR studio space is located in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. Completely renovated in 2016, the studio is geared primarily toward printmaking but can accommodate artists working in a variety of media. Separated from the studio by two, large sliding doors (which can be left open to encourage public interaction while working), is a large gallery which is made available for the AIR to display their process and/or finished work, or host workshops, lectures, etc.

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Please feel free to contact Kathleen Dinges Rice, Artists Resources and Outreach Director, at anytime with questions. She can be reached at 503-581-2228 x312 or

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