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Visiting Artist Program

 

The Hot Iron Press Visiting Artist Program is currently on hiatus. Following our last visiting artist this Summer we will no longer be accepting proposals for future residencies until further notice. Please check back at a future date. To learn about our facilities and what our visiting artist program used to look like, see below:

 

 

 

 

Hot Iron Press offers two residency programs: our Visiting Artist Program for artists from outside of the New Orleans area, and The Presto Chango residency for New Orleans area artists.

 

Visiting Artist Program

The Hot Iron Press Visiting Artist Program grants artists from outside the New Orleans metro area the opportunity to introduce printmaking processes into their body of work while interacting with the culture, settings, and art community of New Orleans. Hot Iron Press seeks artists of all disciplines, and in any media, who desire a chance to create an edition of works using screenprinting, relief, and/or letterpress printing.

Selected artists will receive a stipend to cover airfare, food, transportation, accommodations, and materials. Resident artists will have free use of on-site screenprinting and letterpress facilities as well as technical or collaborative assistance from Hot Iron Press artists. Chosen applicants will be given up to two weeks to create their proposed edition. The residency will culminate in an exhibition and optional artist’s lecture on the resultant work at The Front, a nearby artist-run exhibition space (www.nolafront.org).

Interested artists should submit a detailed written proposal, a resume, and ten to twenty images of previous work. Additional supporting materials such as diagrams, sketches, photographs, and mock-ups supporting your proposal are not only encouraged, but also strongly suggested. Hot Iron Press requires that chosen artists donate one quarter of the resulting edition of prints for Hot Iron Press catalogue and exhibition use. The remaining three quarters of the prints remain the property of the artist and may be used at the artist’s discretion.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis either by email or by post. For inquiries and online applications, we request that all images be formatted as 72 dpi jpegs and sent to hotironpress@hotmail.com. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must accompany all mailed materials if return mailing is desired. Materials shipped without an S.A.S.E. will remain on file at Hot Iron Press for future consideration. M aterials may be mailed to Hot Iron Press, 1422 Kentucky Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

This program is supported by a partnership grant between the Ford Foundation and the Alliance of Artist Communities.

 

Presto Chango Residency

The Hot Iron Press Presto Chango residency is a one-day intensive residency that allows New Orleans area artists access to our printmaking facilities to create an edition of prints. Chosen artists will work directly with Hot Iron Press staff to prepare imagery, digital files, and other materials in advance of coming into the shop to print. Once all prep work is complete, the chosen artist will come in for a one day printing intensive with support from Hot Iron Press staff. Chosen artists are required to donate one quarter of the resulting edition of prints for Hot Iron Press catalogue and exhibition use. The remaining three quarters of the prints remain the property of the artist and may be used at the artist’s discretion. Interested artists must submit a detailed written proposal, resume, and 10 to 20 images of previous work as well as any supporting materials such as diagrams, photographs, or sketches explaining their project. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis either by email or by post. For inquiries and online applications, we request that all images be formatted as jpegs and sent to hotironpress@hotmail.com. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must accompany all mailed materials if return mailing is desired. Materials shipped without an S.A.S.E. will remain on file at Hot Iron Press for future consideration.

Materials may be mailed to:
Hot Iron Press, 1422 Kentucky Street, New Orleans, LA 70117



Our facilities include:

1. Two Showcard sign presses, with a printing area of up to 14.5” x 44.5” or 22.5” x 28.”
2. Vandercook Universal I proofing press, with a printing area of 21” x 15”
3. 120 different typefaces along with various cuts and engravings
4. Chandler and Price guillotine paper cutter, which cuts up to 30” x 30” and 3.5” thick
5. Vacuum table with hinge clamps for silkscreen, with a printing area of up to 36” x 60”
6. Exposure unit with the capacity to burn images up to 26” x 42”
7. Silkscreens of various sizes and drying racks for finished work
8. Acrylic inks for silkscreen and rubber-based, oil-based, and water-based inks for relief
9. AB Dick 360 offset press with a printing area of 11” x 17”
10. Epson Stylus Pro 7800 large format printer with a printing area of 24” wide
11. Copystand
12. Canon EOS Rebel Digital SLR camera


Previous visiting artists:

LARRY KRONE

 

FAUB.ORG Design Collective

 

 

CLAIRE RAU

 

HOPE AMICO

 

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