Artists in Residence

Winter 2021 Sanctuary Print Project Residency

The Palo Alto Art Center is collaborating with the Sanctuary Print Project on a residency in Winter 2021.

The Sanctuary City Project utilizes primary and secondary research methods which includes talking with civic institutions, nonprofits and their constituents, as well as periodicals, think-tanks, and internet research. Through this process of collecting and researching, the project then utilizes engagement platforms to share its research and continue collection with the public. The engagement platforms used include interactive installations, public projections, billboards, banners, tote bags, mobile food, and mobile printshop projects. Through the combination of research and community engagement the Sanctuary City Project hopes to educate and engage with participants and institutions, creating inclusive spaces where deeper dialogues surrounding sanctuary cities and immigration policy can take place. In the end, this process allows for continued development of the methods and outcomes surrounding public conversations concerning sanctuary cities and immigration.

artist Sergio de la Torre demonstrates screen printing

Creative Ecology Residency (ended 2017)

Creative Ecology was an innovative art and science residency program that promotes learning about and appreciation of the natural world through the creative process, engaging artists, art and science educators, and the larger community. A collaboration between the Palo Alto Art Center and the Junior Museum & Zoo, the program intends to showcase the similarities between artists and scientists and demonstrate how both use similar tools to experiment and learn about the world around them. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.