Artist-in-Residence: Ann Kresge

April 1-28

The Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center | 600 Mission St. SE Salem

During her residency in the Annex print studio, Ann Kresge will be working on Sacred Sites, an artists’ book collaboration with poet Dawn Diez Willis. This handmade book combines relief prints, letterpress text and a compound binding structure. Currently in the prototype phase, Ann will work to fully realize the project before producing it as a limited edition. She will also make prints and print based constructions for an upcoming solo exhibition at Art Center East in La Grande, Oregon. Enjoy a Brown Bag Lunch with Ann and Dawn on Wednesday, April 26 at Noon.

Ann Kresge is an internationally exhibited artist whose work is in university, museum and private collections. Collections include: The National Museum of Women In The Arts, Albert Museum, Yale University, Vassar College, New York Public Library, and the U.S. Library of Congress. Her prints and books have been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Japan, India, China and Hong Kong. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, McDowell Colony, Artlife Latinoamericano, Atelier 17, Women’s Studio Workshop, a Library Fellow at National Museum of Women In the Arts, and a Teaching Artist at Sitka Center. Grants include OAC Hallie Ford Opportunity Grant and NYSCA. She was born in Wisconsin, has lived in Europe and New York and is currently a resident of Salem, Oregon. She has a BA in Studio Art from Smith College and an MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute.

Exhibitions at the Bush Barn Art Center are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from Noon-5 pm.

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