-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!


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 or


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.


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