Amy was awarded a month-long artist residency at I-Park
in East Haddam, Connecticut during the summer of 2016.
Amy was awarded a creative residency at Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Science during the summer of 2013.
Amy was the Master Printer in Residence for the Winter Residency in Letterpress at Penland School of Crafts, Asheville, NC for the months of January and February 2010.
Book and Clamshell Box for First Lady Laura Bush:
Amy Pirkle and Steve Miller, the director of the MFA in the Book Arts at The University of Alabama, were commissioned to create a one-of-a-kind genealogy book and presentation box for First Lady Laura Bush in May 2007. Miller designed the text and printed the book, while Amy designed and constructed the binding and clamshell box. The First Lady was presented with two copies of the handbound book and clamshell box, one for her and one for her mother, at the First Lady's Luncheon in Washington, D.C.
Above: a photo of Amy working on the First Lady's genealogy book.
Below: Laura Bush receives the book and clamshell boxes at the First Lady's Luncheon in May 2007