Alchemy Art Center Launches Artist in Residence Program

Posted May 15, 2019 at 5:44 am by

Tess Malijenovsky solar plating self portrait

This June, Alche­my Art Cen­ter is launch­ing their brand new Artists in Res­i­dence pro­gram with print mak­er Katy Col­lier and pho­tog­ra­ph­er Tess Malijenovsky.

Katy and Tess will be resid­ing and work­ing at Alche­my, as well as teach­ing week­ly class­es and week­end workshops.

Katy Collier - Contributed photo

Katy Col­lier is an accom­plished artist and instruc­tor based in Greens­boro, North Car­oli­na.  She has exper­tise in a num­ber of print­mak­ing tech­niques, includ­ing relief, etch­ing, mono­prints, silkscreen­ing, and more. 

She has taught at numer­ous uni­ver­si­ties and insti­tu­tions nation­al­ly, and is look­ing for­ward to spend­ing a month at Alche­my shar­ing her skills and get­ting to know San Juan Island. Katy will be teach­ing a free week­ly class in col­or print­mak­ing to Alche­my Mem­bers on Thurs­day evenings in June, as well as week­end work­shops on print­ing on fab­ric and cus­tom stamp-making. 

Tess Mal­i­jen­ovsky is a pho­tog­ra­ph­er and writer based in Port­land, Ore­gon. She is drawn to using alter­na­tive dark­room pho­tog­ra­phy tech­niques to cre­ate images inspired by the lim­i­nal space between the envi­ron­ment, the fem­i­nine, and con­scious­ness. Tess is a free­lance cre­ative with a back­ground in envi­ron­men­tal jour­nal­ism and non­prof­it communication. 

Tess will be teach­ing a free intro to dark­room class to Alche­my Mem­bers on Tues­day evenings in June, as well as excit­ing week­end work­shops like nature cyanotypes.

Tess Jalijenovsky - Contributed photo

Alche­my believes that host­ing these artists on San Juan Island will infuse the island arts com­mu­ni­ty with fresh per­spec­tives and oppor­tu­ni­ties for com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment while inspir­ing our AIRs with the beau­ty unique­ness of the island.

You can learn more about each Artist in Res­i­dence on our web­site at curent and upcom­ing AIR’s, and sign up for class­es or mem­ber­ship at

Alche­my Art Cen­ter, found­ed by Maria Michael­son and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-prof­it arts orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to cre­at­ing a thriv­ing arts com­mu­ni­ty on San Juan Island.For more infor­ma­tion about Alche­my, vis­it our web­site at

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