Artists in Residence

John Hitchcock
June 4 – 9, 2018

This summer, we welcome Comanche/Kiowa/Northern European artist John Hitchcock as our Creativity Among Native American Artist, artist in residence. During his residency, Hitchcock will produce a series of monotype prints using stone lithograph key images. Print Manager Amanda Heidt and two apprentices will work and assist John in the studio. The public is invited to stop in and meet the artist in Hannaher’s Print Studio during his residency. Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio hours: 11 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Saturday

John Hitchcock is an artist, professor, and Associate Dean of Arts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He earned his MFA at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Hitchcock’s work has been exhibited at numerous national and international venues, including the 2011 Venice Biennale in Vienna, Italy, the Robert Rauschenberg Project Space in New York, The Vienna Künstlerhaus in Vienna, Austria, and The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

John Hitchcock: Protectors
June 7 – September 15, 2018

Creative Voices Talk: John Hitchcock
Thursday, June 7, 6 – 7 PM

Artist in residence John Hitchcock will present an overview of his artistic practice, including the series Protectors and Flatlander: Belonging to the Land, on view at Plains Art Museum.

Print Blitz! Alternative Methods to Screenprinting
Tuesday, June 26 & Wednesday, June 27, 5:30 – 9 PM

Investigate the current trends of print media in contemporary culture and get the tools you need to make your own artistic statement with Wisconsin-based visiting artist John Hitchcock. This workshop focuses on water-based photo screenprinting techniques as well as low-tech stencil printing methods. Participants will use acrylic screen printing ink with a variety of papers, wood and fabric, photo emulsion, drawings and computer-generated graphics as preparatory artwork. Participants may bring inkjet ink images and drawings, prints, or other images to be transferred into screens, various types of paper, wood (birch, MDF, pine, etc.), and fabric. $45 / $36 members / Free for Native Artists, contact Laura Youngbird at

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Artists in Residence are generously sponsored by the Bush Foundation.