Archive for December, 2011

Submissions for 2012 MAPC Winter Newsletter – Due Jan. 13

December 21, 2011

Dear MAPC members,

We want to know what you’ve been up to for our upcoming newsletter. Please send upcoming exhibition announcements, exchange/exhibition opportunities, news, & anything else that the membership should know about. Please be sure that all prospectus’ have an online link so they can easily be posted to Facebook. Also, there is no need to send photographs, as they will not be included in the newsletter.

Please send any newsworthy material to Jewel Noll by January 13:

Don’t forget to ‘like’ the MAPC Facebook page so you never miss out on print opportunities.

I hope everyone is getting tucked into their studios for a meaningful and productive season.
Happy holidays!

All the best,
Jewel Noll

MAPC Secretary


Wanted: Assistant Professor of Art (3D) and Gallery Director

December 21, 2011

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Art (3D) and Gallery Director needed at Mount Mercy University.

Mount Mercy University seeks a full time, tenure track Assistant Professor specializing in 3D and with the ability to manage a small campus gallery and teach foundations. Position begins August 2012 and is a 3/3 course load with an additional 3 credits serving as Gallery Director and 3 credits toward development of professional scholarship. Teaching responsibilities include sections of beginning through advanced ceramics and sculpture in Mount Mercy’s 3D emphasis area, and foundational courses such as art appreciation, drawing and basic design. Depending on interest/skills and program needs, the candidate has the opportunity to teach irregularly offered courses such as jewelry, new media (e.g. video, performance) or study abroad. Related responsibilities include maintenance of ceramics/sculpture facilities and equipment, student advising, participation in program and curricular development, and a commitment to teaching, service and creative scholarship. Required qualifications include an MFA in a 3D discipline, broad understanding of art theory and practice in traditional and contemporary modes to serve as the backbone for students’ conceptual development, technical knowledge for facilities/equipment maintenance (e.g. glaze and clay mixing, kiln firing [gas and raku], and traditional sculptural processes such as small-scale casting, as well as installation and site-specific work). Candidates should have an active exhibition record and will be expected to engage in professional scholarship in the visual arts.

The Gallery Directorship requires a candidate able to work with other Program faculty to create a strong exhibition schedule. Organizational ability is a requirement for supervising gallery student employees, installing/de-installing artwork, working with exhibit artists, and planning gallery receptions. The successful candidate will participate in student advising, community outreach to maintain student internships and service-learning opportunities, university committee service, and demonstrate a desire to help shape a strong and growing program. Successful candidates must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission as a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service. Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should send cover letter, CV, artist statement, 20 samples of personal work and 10-20 samples of student work (if available) with accompanying documentation inventory, relevant syllabi examples (if available), and contact information for three references.

Submissions should be emailed to: <> with the subject line, “Art Faculty.” Only application materials emailed to this address will be considered. Application materials submitted on paper will not be reviewed. Visit <> for further information. Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free environment.

Konrad Artist-In-Residency program

December 19, 2011

The Printmaking Center of New Jersey, a non-profit fine arts center specializing in print, paper and artists books, is accepting applications for the Konrad Artist-In-Residency program, a six-week residency for professional artists who are interested in developing new and innovative work in printmaking and related disciplines. PCNJ welcomes applicants with diverse perspectives, personal narrative and style.

Applications must be post marked by March 1, 2012. $1000 stipend.

Application and information at PCNJ, 440 River Road, Somerville, NJ 08876 (908) 725 2110.

2012 MAPC Conference, Pressing Prints Pressing Palms, website is up!

December 14, 2011

2012 MAPC Conference, Pressing Prints Pressing Palms, website is up!  Check it out for information about the upcoming conference, call for proposals, and lots of other exciting information.


Juried Relief Engraving Exhibition – Due March 2, 2012

December 8, 2011

The Wood Engravers’ Network is excited to host its first juried exhibition of relief engraving. Bringing wood engraving to a broader audience to promote and encourage a passion for the tradition and contemporary experimentation of relief engraving.

The Wood Engravers’ Network seeks prints to be included in a Relief Engraving exhibition. The exhibition will debut at Asheville BookWorks and tour nationally. Venues and dates will be announced as they are scheduled.

Eligible works need to be primarily relief engraving. Relief engraving can include any engraving on wood, plastic, Corian®, Resingrave® – any material – as long as it is printed in relief.

A non-returnable entry fee of $30 USD for current Wood Engravers’ Network members.
A non-returnable entry fee of  $40 USD for all other entries.

Entry fees cover the submission of up to 3 images.
Entries and fees must be received by March 2, 2012.

Tim Peterson, Director and Curator of Franklin Art Works, a contemporary art gallery in Minneapolis, MN.

March 2, 2012 – Entries and fees due (not a postmark date)
March 24 – artist notification of acceptance via email
April 13 – work must arrive at MCBA for inclusion in exhibit
May 10 – Exhibit opens at Asheville Book Works

Click on “CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2012 WEN Exhibit!”

MAPC 2012 Conference – Call for Proposals, New Deadline: Feb. 12

December 6, 2011

Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker
2012 Mid America Print Council Biennial Conference
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

PROPOSALS DUE: February 12, 2012, midnight
Printmakers have an extensive and unique history of bringing innovation to the field of fine art through new technologies, inventive approaches, and original images. We have also long been an entrepreneurial force in creating small businesses that involve printmaking, such as collaborative print studios, print workshops, print publishers, galleries, letterpress shops, mobile presses, and more. In these spaces that bridge the private act of making art and the public act of running a business, printmakers create, generate, swap, exchange, persuade, transfer, barter, trade, invent, and negotiate. As printmakers we are inherently risk-takers, groundbreakers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
MAPC 2012 will go back to its small college town roots, where printmakers will explore the innovative River Campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at Southeast Missouri State University, the only public institution in the state to have a separate arts campus. Overlooking the Mississippi River and the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, River Campus will serve as the home base for the conference. Printmakers will also explore Old Town Cape on First Friday and, of course, become familiar with West Park Lanes during the time-honored MAPC Bowling Night.

Requests for the following proposals are listed below:
Call for Participants: Special Panels
Call for Proposals: Portfolios
Call for Proposals: Exhibitions
Call for Proposals: Demonstrations/Print Events
Call for Proposals: Presentations
Deadline: February 12, 2012 at midght
Submit proposals as outlined below to: Kristin Powers Nowlin at