SAORI Artist-in-Residence

Take some time away to explore the SAORI philosophy in a beautiful and quiet setting on Salt Spring Island, BC.

SAORI Salt Spring offers an Artist-in-Residence program twice per year – in February or March and November.  If you are interested in coming at another time I offer my regular weaving retreats.

At the Artist-in-Residence, you will have full access to the SAORI Salt Spring studio. This is different than a weaving retreat as it is a self-guided exploration of SAORI.

  • Included:

    • unlimited use of the SAORI Salt Spring studio – looms, tools & equipment
    • a chance to explore your SAORI practice without distractions other than the beauty of the island
    • sharing of your work on SAORI Salt Spring Instagram, Facebook and a Guest blog
    • collaboration possibilities with Terri & other local weavers
  • Not Included:

    • transportation to and from Salt Spring
    • transportation on the island (though ferry pick-ups can be arranged)
    • accommodation not included
    • food/meals
    • SAORI instruction (can be arranged at an extra charge)
    • materials – you will have access to a wide variety of material for warp and weft – though there is a materials charge for what you use
  • Cost

    • $650/person for a one-week retreat
    • materials are available at an extra charge at the standard studio rate

     

  • Application:

    *** NOTE:  The next Artist-in-Residence will be in 2019 – there will not be one available in November 2018 ***

    To apply please send an email to saltspringweaving@gmail.com with the subject “SAORI Artist in Residence” plus the year and month you are applying for (either November or February).

    Please include in the email:

    • Your name
    • Email address
    • Your website
    • Your social media links (FB, Instagram, blog, etc.)
    • Your SAORI weaving background – number of years, classes or workshops taken, types of things you have woven and what you like to weave.  As this is different than a retreat (which includes instruction) it is expected that you are familiar with SAORI weaving, the philosophy and the looms and are comfortable working on your own….though I always love to collaborate!
    • Let me know why you are interested in the Artist-in-Residence on Salt Spring Island
    • What inspires you?
    • Do you have a particular objective in mind for the week?
    • Dates are a bit flexible – let me know if you have preferred dates during the month.
    • Anything else you’d like me to know about

    I will acknowledge all emails by reply email within 5 days. If you haven’t heard from me, please check in by phone or email to make sure that I have received your information and application.

    Applications deadlines will be published on the website for each Artist in Residence.

    Note: This residency is for one person, but if there are 2 people who would like to attend together that would also be considered, both people should indicate this when applying.

    Accommodation Note: If you need accommodation, please feel free to email me about possibilities

Artist-in-Residence

Previous Artist in Residencies:

  • Judy Sysak, Tin Roof Fibre Studio - March 2018
  • Tanya Corbin, Edmonton, Alberta - December 2017
  • Michelle Boyd, Olds, Alberta - February 2017
  • Lynn Jones, Victoria, BC - November 2016
  • Stacey Piwinski, Boston, MA – February 2016
  • Susan Norton, Folsom, LA – November 2015