Print Public Residency Program

Print Public – Municipal Artist-in-Residence Program

Kala, in partnership with Berkeley Civic Arts, welcomes the 2023-2024 cohort of the Print Public municipal artist-in-residence program.

This year the Print Public Municipal Artist-in-Residence supports two artists with concurrent 16-month artist residencies with Kala and with City of Berkeley’s Planning Department. Cheryl Derricotte is paired with Katie Van Dyke and the Pilot Climate Equity Action Fund and Marcel Pardo Ariza is paired with Robert Rivera and the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan.

Special thanks to the City of Berkeley and UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund for their support of this program and thanks to our project partners UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design: Department of City & Regional Planning and the City of Berkeley Planning Department and Civic Arts Program for collaborating this cycle with us.

Print Public (March 1, 2023 – Aug 31, 2024) Award Includes:
Cash Award: $9,000 project stipend, and an additional $1,000 for materials
Studio Residency: Up to 16 months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces. An individual studio space may be also available depending on proposed projects and schedules.
Kala Class: One class or tutorial session that will provide training in a chosen area of printmaking and/or digital media.
Exhibition: Each artist selected is included in a culminating exhibition in 2024 (Dates TBD). Artists will also create concurrent public programming that is free and accessible to the Berkeley community.
Community: Access to a community and network of approximately 125+ artists working at Kala annually, participation in Kala events, and support of Kala staff.

Print Public Projects

2023-2024 Print Public – Municipal Artist-in-Residence with the City of Berkeley
Marcel Pardo Ariza
Cheryl Derricotte

2021-2022 Print Public – San Pablo Avenue 
Emma Logan and Cristine Blanco
Related Tactics: Michele Carlson, Weston Teruya, & Nathan Watson 

2021-2022 Print Public – Municipal Artist-in-Residence with the City of Berkeley
Christine Wong Yap
Lara Kaur

2018-2019 Print Public
Christy Chan
Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh
Grace Rosario Perkins
Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari
Lexa Walsh 

2016-2017 Print Public
Drew Cameron – Rags Make Paper
Ramekon O’Arwisters – Crochet Jam
Mildred Howard – Home
Marksearch – Commons Archive
Kelly Ording and Jet Martinez – Ms. Tica
Jenifer K Wofford – Mettle Detection

2013-2015 Print Public
Taro Hattori
Taraneh Hemami
Susan O’Malley
Sue Mark
Imin Yeh

To view the publication for the first iteration of Print Public and learn more about their projects, please look here.

To learn more about the origins of Print Public’s municipal artist residency program, read the KQED Article by Sarah Hotchkiss.