Archive for April, 2009

Nitric and Ferric in the same sink?

April 14, 2009

I am considering reintroducing nitric into my acid room and was wondering if anyone knows what the dangers or concerns are if nitric and ferric share the same sink.

Mary Farrell


The Morgan Conservatory Spring/Summer Classes

April 13, 2009

The Morgan Conservatory, a Cleveland, Ohio hand papermaking and book arts educational foundation, is happy to announce its schedule of Spring and Summer classes.

The Morgan will host Amanda Degener next month for a three day intensive workshop where participants will learn to sheet form paper and create three dimensional sculptural book forms.

In June nationally recognized artist Laura Wait will come as a guest artist from Steamboat Springs, CO to teach a three day workshop titled “Image and Structure of the Artist’s Book”.

For more information and to see a full list of spring and summer workshops please visit our web site at Cleveland is easily accessible with reasonable flights on Southwest Air. Should you need local accommodations that staff at the Morgan is happy to make suggestions.

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is an Ohio non-profit art center dedicated to the preservation of handmade papermaking and the art of the book. Morgan Conservatory will pursue its educational and charitable purposes by serving the greater community locally, nationally, and internationally with sustainable practices in an innovative green environment.

For More Information:

Anderson Ranch Art Center Summer Classes

April 9, 2009

Learn something new this summer or expand on your skills…

Register now for a workshop this summer at

Anderson Ranch Art Center!

Courses still available:

Moku Hanga: Japanese Woodblock, Matt Brown

Spontaneous Combustion Print, April Flanders

Print Process Exploration, Deb Oden

Intaglio fundamentals, Sergei Tsvetkov

Intaglio advanced,  Sergei Tsvetkov

Digital/Traditional Printmaking,  Jennifer Ghormley/Emily Fannon

Woodcut, Kathy Puzey

Monotype, Koichi Yamamoto

Print: Theory into Practice, Beauvais Lyons

Photogravure, Tim Baker/Sarah Howard

Silkscreen, Laura Berman

Plate Lithography, Carolyn Muskat

Find out more at:

Call for Panelists

April 3, 2009

Southern Graphics Council Panel for CAA 2010 in Chicago, IL

Printmaking and the Mundane

Due to its inherent means for reproduction, printmaking can be considered less precious than other art forms. This non-hierarchical medium lends itself to expressions of quotidian life. The urban context of Swoon’s site-specific woodcuts, the utilitarian nature of Jim Dine’s tool images and the vernacular of Ed Ruscha’s Standard Gasoline prints utilize the print medium to explore issues of the everyday.

The SGC/CAA liaison committee invites proposals from artists, curators, and historians who champion the mundane. How does the repetitive, manual labor of printmaking lend itself to recordings of the banal, unremarkable or mediocre?

Proposals should include:

A one-page abstract

1-3 jpegs of referenced images (no more than 1.5 mb each)

Short cv

Deadline: May 1, 2009

Please email proposals to Janet Marcavage at