Alchemy Art Center Launches Artist in Residence Program

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

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 5:44 am by

Categories: Arts, Education, People
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