Archive for January, 2012

MAPC Spring 2012 Members Exhibition, Due: Feb 6‏

January 24, 2012

Contributory: An MAPC Member Exhibition

April 6 – May 11 2012

Juror: Julia Vodrey Hendrickson

Deadline to Apply: February, 6 2012

Spudnik Press Cooperative is excited to host its first juried exhibition for MAPC members. Through hosting this exhibition, we strive to introduce Chicago printers, students, and artists utilizing Spudnik Press to national artists creating exceptional work in the field of printmedia.


A contribution furnishes something towards a result. “Contributory” is a juried show dissecting the parts that create the whole, the chain of events that leads to a result, good works that build communities, and the symbiotic nature of a contribution. “Contributory” reflects on what and how people, the natural world, and technology proffer with intention and purposefulness, or despite themselves.


Print-based artwork only. No digital prints. All accepted artworks must be framed. Maximum framed size is 3′x4′. Entries and fees must be received by February 6, 2012 JUROR Julia Vodrey Hendrickson is a visual artist, writer, print-enthusiast, and curator. She recently released a poetry/artist book called Grow No Moss, printed at Spudnik Press. Primarily based in Chicago where she is the gallery manager at Corbett vs. Dempsey, she is currently pursuing an M.A. in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.


February 6, 2012 – Entries and fees due (not a postmark date)

February 24, 2012 – artist notification of acceptance via email

March 23, 2012 – work must arrive at Spudnik Press for inclusion in exhibit

April 6, 2012 – Exhibit opens at Spudnik Press Cooperative

May 11, 2012 – Exhibition closes

May 18, 2012 – Artwork returned to artists


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

January 21, 2012

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

MAPC Journal – current issue

January 9, 2012

The current issue of The MAPC Journal is available on the MAPC website ( and The Mailer will soon reach your mailboxes.


Contributors include Karina Cutler-Lake, Dean Dass, Johanna Drucker, Jennifer Garner, Karen Kunc, Josh MacPhee and Erik Waterkotte. The issue also highlights the work of Amze Emmons, Deborah Friedman, Curtis Mann, Nathan Meltz, Yoonmi Nam, Jenny Schmid, and the late E.C. Cunningham.

In addition to the PDFs and print-your-own options that are available on the MAPC website (, you can buy printed, bound copies of The Journal from Magcloud ( Downloads that are compatible with your iPad or mobile device are free from Magcloud. MAPC does not receive proceeds from the sale of The Journal; rather this initiative is another means of reaching our membership and generating dialogue about printmaking, works on/of paper, drawing and book arts.

Thank you to the MAPC Board and Advisory Committee for their work on the current issue. Committee members are Janet Ballweg, Charles Beneke, Sarah Smelser and Connie Wolfe. A special thank you goes to outgoing advisor Anne Cassidy.

Looking ahead, the fall/winter 2012 issue will build momentum for the upcoming 2012 conference and commemorate the twentieth anniversary of MAPC’s founding. The submission deadline is 15 August 2012, and I encourage you to send topics, stories and suggestions for this special issue to lrgibbons@me.comThe MAPC Journal thrives on the active participation of its many supporters.

– Lari Gibbons

Editor, The MAPC Journal