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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.

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

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

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

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


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