FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Serie Project Celebrates 20th Anniversary in East Austin:
Announcing Participants of 2013 Artist in Residence Program and New Membership Circle
AUSTIN, Texas – February 14, 2013 – Founded in 1993 by Austin artist Sam Coronado, the Serie Project is a nonprofit organization that offers free printmaking facilities, training and housing for 8 to 15 artists per year through a one-week Artist In Residence (AIR) program. During the residency, each artist produces an edition of 50 prints in a collaborative workshop setting with a Master Printer.
The artists participating in the 2013 Serie XX Artist in Residence Program include Farley Bookout, Margarita Cabrera, Paul del Bosque, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Sandra C. Fernandez, Nahum Flores, Rigoberto A. Gonzalez, Salvador Lopez, Oscar Magallanes, Michael Marshall, Stephanie Mercado, Brian Phillips, Patricia Tinajero, George Yepes, and Ernesto Yerena. The first artist begins printing the last week of January, and the residencies will continue through July.
Coronado established the Serie Project in East Austin with the hope to create a place where established and emerging artists of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds felt welcome. He envisioned a supportive environment where artists could learn the serigraphy technique through a one-on-one apprenticeship, and where affordable printmaking services and fine art prints could be made available to the community.
To ensure that the Serie Project can continue with its mission, the organization is launching a brand new membership program in February. Ever since the nonprofit was founded twenty years ago, it has relied on city grants for a majority of its funding. A membership program will allow members of the community to take an active role in becoming financial supporters of the Serie Project’s work.
Because of Coronado’s vision and dedication, the Serie Project has fostered over 250 artists to produce a collection of serigraphs, launching many of them – along with aspiring curators, art administrators, professors, and others – into successful creative careers.
Coronado has proven his commitment to the Austin community as a teacher, artist, activist, director, and a friend. But as funding for the arts has become less available over the years, it is now more crucial than ever for the organization to turn back to the grassroots community it has served for long-term financial sustainability.
For more information about the Serie XX artists or the new membership program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-385-3591. To request interviews or images, please contact email@example.com or 512-517-0394.
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About Serie Project
The Serie Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy – a technique that produces original, hand-pulled prints – as well as promoting and exhibiting the work of Latino and other underrepresented artists, and making prints affordable to the community.