Episode 10: Jenniffer Omaitz

Hear more from Jenniffer on how she's steadily grown her art career as a painter, installation artist, and bookmaker, establishing herself within her local arts community, developing patience and persistence, and the freedom to weave together her creative pursuits. 

Links to resources mentioned throughout the episode: 

Cleveland Institute of Art — Where Jenniffer earned her undergraduate degree (5 year program)

Kent State University — Where Jenniffer earned her MFA on a full ride teaching scholarship

The Assembly — Co-op gallery in Denver where Jen began showing shortly after undergrad

Pirate — Another Denver based co-op gallery 

"Self Made" — Lecture series started by Jen and Katie Taft in Denver, interviewing artists about the business side of their careers

Biennial of the Americas — Invitation only show in Denver Jen was a part of in 2010

Akron Soul Train Fellowship — New program based in Akron, OH granting fellowships and resources to artists to revitalize and energize downtown Akron, including a residency in a "village" made of recycled shipping containers 

Vermont Studio Center — Residency Jen did in Johnson, VT 

ResArtis — Great resource and online database for finding artist residencies 

Morgan Paper Conservatory — Amazing facility in Cleveland, OH with over 15,000 sq. ft. of paper making facilities which also offers artist residencies

JC Marbling — Jen's bookmaking and marbling business 

"How to Make Books" by Esther K. Smith — Beautiful book about book binding and making

College Art Association (CAA) — Resource for arts and teaching artist opportunities, including free professional practices resources (such as putting together a resume) all on their website

Zygote Press — Live/work residency for printmakers and local press in Ohio, also offers international exchange with artists in Dresden, Germany  

See more of Jen's work on her website www.omaitz.com and www.jcmarbling.com and on Instagram @jennifferomaitz