Panelists: Carrie Hardison (Sitka Center), Julia Oldham, Kathleen Caprario, and Eliot Grasso. Facilitated by Tallmadge Doyle.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

942 Olive Street Building
942 Olive St
Eugene, OR


Join a panel of experienced artists and residency program managers for a discussion about artist residencies. Find out how a residency might benefit you and your work, what to consider when applying, and how to submit a strong application. We’ll talk about funding, expectations, preparation, productivity, and answer all your questions to ensure you make the most out of your next (or first) artist residency experience.

Facilitated by Tallmadge Doyle, a printmaker, painter and public artist in Eugene.


Carrie Hardison
In March, Carrie moved from Portland to become the new program manager for the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. As the program manager she develops and supervises both the workshop and residency program.  She graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelors Degree in studio art specializing in drawing and painting. In 1996, she moved to Portland to attend graduate school at Portland State University where she received a Master’s Degree in education. Throughout her professional career in education, Carrie has worn many hats including art teacher, program developer and program manager. As an artist herself, she thrives doing work that contributes to providing opportunities for artists to explore and deepen their expression.

Julia Oldham
Julia Oldham (Eugene, OR) is a video artist based in Eugene, OR. She creates fantastical worlds by layering animated sequences and video footage, and through this process explores the far reaches of outer space and the deep seas, has dreamlike encounters with animated birds and coyotes, and finds the potential for romance in mathematical equations. Her work has been exhibited at institutions across the country, including Art in General in New York, NY; MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY; the Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR; the Dia Foundation at the Hispanic Society in New York, NY; and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. She has participated in a number of residencies, including Swing Space with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York, NY; Outpost Artist Resources in Ridgewood, NY; Artists in Residence in the Everglades, Miami, FL; Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY. This year she was nominated for a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. Oldham also runs an art space and artist residency called Opossum House in Oregon and invites two artists from around the country to participate in a Spring Residency each year.

Kathleen Caprario
Kathleen Caprario traded the concrete canyons of New York City for the real canyons and broad skies of the Pacific NW in the late 1970’s and established herself as a widely exhibited artist and an art educator. Caprario is the recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, the Modesto Lanzone Mostra Award and two Ford Family Foundation Mid-Career Artist Residency Awards. She has been awarded residences at the Morris Graves’ Foundation, HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, Playa, Jentel, Brush Creek, Ucross and Djerassi Foundations, as well as living and working with Aboriginal children in Central Australia (2010) have informed and continue to inspire her work. In addition, Caprario is a founding member of the creative cohort, Gray Space Project, and recently exhibited her ongoing social justice project, White Noise, in the micro-traveling venue.

Eliot Grasso
Performer-scholar Dr. Eliot Grasso has taught, performed, and recorded throughout North America and Europe for over two decades. He is a founding member of the Celtic ensemble Dréos and serves on the faculty of Gutenberg College in Eugene. Eliot has served as an artist in residence for institutions and festivals dedicated to Irish traditional music including the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick (Ireland), Glasgow’s International Piping Festival, Piping Live! (Scotland), the William Kennedy International Piping Festival (U.K.), the Chris Langan Tionól (Canada), the Glucksman Ireland House (New York University), and the Deutsche Uilleann Pipes Gesellschaft Tionól (Germany). Eliot has performed for the National Heritage Awards and for the National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Constitution Hall, the Library of Congress, the National Building Museum, National Geographic, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral (Ireland), Sterling Castle (Scotland), and the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore). Eliot’s original music for multimedia art exhibit The Odyssey of These Days (2017) received an individual artist fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission.

This workshop is part of the Winter & Spring 2018 Workshop Series for Artists & Arts Organizations.
Presented in partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division, and sponsored by Columbia BankUO School of Music and Dance, and RAIN Eugene.



This workshop fee is $20.

Contact Stacey Ray at or 541-485-2278 with questions.