Archive for May, 2012

MAPC Journal: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, Due Aug. 15

May 22, 2012
Call for Submissions

Now taking submissions for a special anniversary issue of The MAPC Journal: Vol. 20, no. 3 + 4 (Fall/Winter 2012)
Deadline: August 15, 2012

This issue commemorates the twentieth anniversary of MAPC. We’re looking for stories that celebrate MAPC’s past and future as well as general developments in the fields of book arts, printmaking and works on paper.

See attached guidelines or download a pdf.
Call for Cover Artwork
We are also accepting submissions for the front cover of the upcoming issue. Each MAPC member may submit one image with complete caption information. See below complete guidelines. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Deadline: August 15, 2012
The MAPC Journal
Call for Articles, Cover Artwork, Interviews and Reviews
The MAPC Journal features articles on the contemporary and historical context of printmaking, works on/of paper, drawing and book arts; essays examining the critical theory related to these media; and reviews of exhibitions and publications.
Now taking submissions for a special anniversary issue: Vol. 20, no. 3 + 4 (Fall/Winter 2012)
Deadline: August 15, 2012
This issue commemorates the twentieth anniversary of MAPC. We’re looking for stories that celebrate MAPC’s past and future as well as general developments in the fields of book arts, printmaking and works on paper.
Please contact the editor prior to the deadline to discuss your proposal.
We are also accepting submissions for the front cover of the upcoming issue. Each MAPC member may submit one image with complete caption information. See Image Checklist for complete guidelines. Incomplete cover submissions will not be considered.
Length: 1500 – 2000 words for interviews and feature articles, 750 words for reviews of exhibitions and publications.
Image size: 300 dpi, 9 x 12 inches.
Include a brief biography (100 words) and color head shot.
Download complete submission guidelines.
Send inquiries, proposals and submissions to Lari Gibbons, lrgibbons@mac.com.
The MAPC Journal is on an academic publishing schedule:
Spring/Summer Issue
Submissions due by December 15
MAPC Journal posted by May 15
Fall/Winter Issue
Submissions due by August 15
MAPC Journal posted by December 15
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MAPC Member Opportunities

May 22, 2012

Opportunities


MAPC 2012 Conference:  Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker

“Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker”

November 1-3, 2012

Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, Missouri

We’re continuing to make plans for Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker.  We hope you are planning your trip!  Keep checking the website for updates on the schedule, speakers, registration, and other information. https://sites.google.com/site/pressingprintspressingpalms/

We have heard from a few printmakers that they would like to be able to pay for the registration with this academic year’s fiscal budget.  While we are working on getting the secure pay site up, we are not sure how quickly that will happen.  Please stay tuned into your email, the MAPC Blog, or our Facebook page for updates on registration.

The Early Bird Registration rate will end at midnight on August 31st.

The conference will focus on printmakers 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.

Featuring speakers: Jaune Quick-To-See Smith (Keynote speaker), James D. Butler (Outstanding Printmaker), & Jay Ryan (Bird Machine, Inc.)

Start making your plans and we look forward to reconnecting with you all there!

Spring/Summer Classes at Anchor Graphics

Anchor Graphics holds classes focusing on a variety of printmaking media. Anchor has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education as a Professional Development Provider and all class and workshops may be used towards CEU’s and CPDU’s. Upcoming courses are listed below.

Call 312-369-6864 to register! $25 deposit is required to register, 15% discounts for all Columbia College students, faculty, staff and alumni
Teachers may use classes towards CEUs and CPDUs

Etching
Wednesdays, 6 – 9pm, June 6 – August 15 2012

Scholarships:
Anchor Graphics offers one scholarship per class every semester. Scholarships cover full tuition; however students will still be required to supply their own plates and paper. If you would like to apply for a scholarship please email us a brief statement describing why you would like to take a particular class, why you would like to receive a scholarship, and any previous art or printmaking experience. Please keep statements under one page in length and send to anchorgraphics@colum.edu.

Summer Workshops at Manhattan Graphics Center

Manhattan Graphics Center is launching a new summer program of intensive workshops ‘summerINK 2012’ in New York City. The program consists of short, 1-5day workshops in intaglio, silkscreen, photogravure,woodcut and bookbinding, and is accompanied by artist talks and guided tours. The program is open to artists and fellow printmakers of all levels. 17 instructors – art professors and master printers mostly from Tri-State-Area – will lead 22 workshops in 5 weeks.

The full schedule and the program content can be viewed on our website http://www.manhattangraphicscenter.org/summerink2012.html.

First Annual Wonder Fair Print Invitational, due May 25

May 22, 2012

First Annual Wonder Fair Print Invitational, due May 25

Entries due:  May 25, 2012

Juror: Michael Krueger

Artwork: Printed medium artwork created in the lat 3 years.

Wonder Fair is an Art Gallery, Shoppe & Screen Printing Studio located in downtown Lawrence, KS.

Prospectus: http://wonderfair.com/index.php?/print-invitatio/wonder-fair-print-invitational/

MAPC News

May 22, 2012

News

-2012 MAPC Conference, Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker

Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker is shaping up to be a jam-packed, three-day printmaking event.  Featured speakers include Outstanding Printmaking James D. Butler, Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University, Juane Quick-to-See Smith, artist/printmaker, and Jay Ryan, artist/owner of the bird machine, inc.  Highlights of the demonstrations and events include The Print Factory; Mokulito: Lithography on Wood; Flock It! (Fuzzy Money); Make/Do: Opensource Printmaking Hardware; and MetalSkate: Exploring Intaglio.  Panels are planned on topics such as Printmakers Reject and Reclaim the Marketplace; Appropriate Appropriation; Printerdisciplinary Practices; The Beauty of Collaborative Studios: The Internship at Women’s Studio Workshop; and Rubbing Shoulders.  Printmakers across the country are busy working on Themed Portfolios such as High Five: Collaborative Prints Portfolio; Quixotic Mapping; Greasing the Palm: Politics in a Presidential Election Year; The Built Environment; and many more!  And, of course, we were sure to include Bowling Night, Open Portfolio, and a Closing Party as well.  See you there!

https://sites.google.com/site/pressingprintspressingpalms/

 

MAPC 2012 Outstanding Printmaker: James D. Butler

James Butler, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University, was selected by the Mid America Print Council as the 2012 Outstanding Printmaker.  Butler has been an active practicing artist for over 40 years.  He works thematically, focusing on subjects that are part of his environment, from interior still life work to landscape imagery, quite often finding beauty in the ordinary. The River Campus Art Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University will showcase an accomplished collection of Butler’s work including paintings, drawings and a variety of printmaking techniques during the Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker conference.  His Artist’s Talk will take place on Thursday, November 1, from 5-6 pm, during the opening reception of his exhibition, from 4-7 pm.

 

-“A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking” Catalog

“A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking” serves as a 176 page catalog for the exhibition of the same name, a documentation of demonstrations held at PRINT SUMMIT 2010 and a primer on print artists and printmaking within the context of the 21st century selected by five co-curators. The book features over one hundred full-color plates of nationally recognized artist’s prints, biographies and web addresses as well as illustrated essays written by both the artists and curators. “A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking” is hot off the press, compiled over the past two years by East Carolina University’s printmaking faculty Matthew Egan, Michael Ehlbeck and Heather Muise. Catalogs are available for purchase online at www.heathermuise.com or www.heathermuise.com/artwork/2490229_Catalog.html

 

Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes was a Visiting Artist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville April 2-6 where he completed an edition of prints and presented a public lecture on his work.

 

-Beauvais Lyons

Beauvais Lyons  was a Visiting Artist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque April 10-12 where he presented lectures on “The Vernacular Print” and “Mock-Documentation.”

 

This Fall he is chairing Southeastern College Art Conference session in Durham, North Carolina, October 17-20 on “Ranking the Rankings: US News and World Report Rankings in the Fine Arts.”

 

– Nicole Pietrantoni

Nicole Pietrantoni has accepted a position at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington as an Assistant Professor of Art in Printmaking and Book Arts. Before joining Whitman, Nicole was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Montana 2010-11 and a Fulbright Fellow to Iceland 2009-10.

 

-Marilee Salvator

Marilee Salvator has eaccepted a position as the Printmaking Area Coordinator and Associate Professor of Printmaking at Metropolitan State College of Denver in Denver, CO. She will begin this position in the Fall 2012.

MAPC Members Exhibition Announcements

May 22, 2012

Exhibition Announcements

-Ed Bernstein

Artwork to be featured at the 30th Summer Olympics in London in August, 2012.

The Thames River, Great Wall-Embrace the World an international juried exhibition sponsored by  the “ Organization Committee for  the Olympic Fine Arts (London)”, Beijing, China .

The works will be framed in Beijing and shipped to London for this exhibition.

 

-Melissa Gill

Namaste, Namaskar: New Works on Paper by Melissa Gill

April 09 – May 09, Art A Gallery, Hendrix College, Conway, AR

Public Talk and Reception: Thursday April 26, 6-8pm, Art Building A110

-Chris Warot

Artwork included in book “Eyes On: Abstracts”, published by Blaze Hill Press, due to be published summer of 2012

New York Society of Etchers 2nd National Exhibition of Intaglio Prints, New York, NY.

Juried by: David Kiehl, Curator of Prints at The Whitney Museum of American Art.

April 12 – April 27, 2012

Artlink 32nd National Print Exhibition, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
April 6 – May 23, 2012

Ink & Clay 38, Kellog University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Ca.

March 15 – April 27, 2012

Maritza Davila

We Are You Project (collective traveling exhibit) weareyouproject.org

Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, NYC, NY

March 18-May 5, 2012

Playhouse on the Square

MCA Faculty Gallery

May 5- June 10, 2012

-Jayne Reid Jackson

Society of American Graphic Artists 79th Members’ Exhibition
May 19 – June 29, 2012
The Old Print Shop, NYC
150 Lexington Ave, NY NY 10016

Kaleidoscope
Wisconsin Visual Artists SC Chapter Group Show
June 1-28, 2012
Pyle Center, UW Campus (702 Langdon St., Madison, WI
Opening reception Saturday, June 2, 6-8pm

44 Plays for 44 Presidents
An exhibition of presidential “portraits” by local artists to accompany the Forward
Theater production in the Playhouse Gallery, Overture Center, Madison, WI
September and October 2012

“Palate to Plate” Boston Printmakers Members Show
Boston, MA opening September 2012

A4 Printmakers International Competition 2012
The Poly in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
29th August – 3rd September, 2012
and Wheal Martin St. Austell, October 13-27, 2012

6th International Printmaking Biennial – Douro 2012 (Portugal)
August 10 – September 30, 2012

12th Annual Summer Printmaking Workshop ‘The Non-Repeatable Print’ , DUE May 14

May 13, 2012

12th Annual Summer Printmaking Workshop ‘The Non-Repeatable Print’

NDSU Art/PEARS, Renaissance Hall, Fargo, ND

June 11-22  (Registration and housing deadline May 14)

Guest printmaker: Nichole Maury, Associate Professor of Art and Print Program Coordinator at Western Michigan University.  http://www.nicholemaury.com                             

Available for professional development or university credit!

For information: http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/finearts/visual_arts/PEARS/index.html or email Kelly.Todd@ndsu.edu or Kent.Kapplinger@ndsu.edu

NDCA Professional Development grants available to ND artists at website http://www.nd.gov/arts/grants/grant.html. Application due four weeks prior event and includes two letters of reference.

Maury exhibition, NDSU Memorial Union Gallery, June 1-30 Gallery reception 12:00pm, June 12

http://www.ndsu.edu/mu/programs/gallery/

Artist lecture, 6:00pm, June 12, NDSU Renaissance Hall 5th floor 

MAPC 2012 Outstanding Printmaker: James D. Butler

May 13, 2012
MAPC 2012 Outstanding Printmaker: James D. Butler

James Butler, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University, was selected by the Mid America Print Council as the 2012 Outstanding Printmaker.  Butler has been an active practicing artist for over 40 years.  He works thematically, focusing on subjects that are part of his environment, from interior still life work to landscape imagery, quite often finding beauty in the ordinary.

The River Campus Art Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University will showcase an accomplished collection of Butler’s work including paintings, drawings and a variety of printmaking techniques during the Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker conference.  His Artist’s Talk will take place on Thursday, November 1, from 5-6 pm, during the opening reception of his exhibition, from 4-7 pm.

First Annual Wonder Fair Print Invitational, due May 25

May 11, 2012

First Annual Wonder Fair Print Invitational

Entries due:  May 25, 2012

Juror: Michael Krueger

Artwork: Printed medium artwork created in the lat 3 years.

Wonder Fair is an Art Gallery, Shoppe & Screen Printing Studio located in downtown Lawrence, KS.

Prospectus: http://wonderfair.com/index.php?/print-invitatio/wonder-fair-print-invitational/