Archive for November, 2012

2013 MAPC Juried Members Exhibition: Due Nov. 30

November 13, 2012

This is an amazing museum space and opportunity to exhibit larger and/or sculptural/installation type print works.

*Up to 5 Submissions with NO ENTRY FEE!
*Cash awards
*Juror Anita Jung – Professor of Printmaking, University of Iowa
*Large and beautiful space for traditional and unique prints

*Submission deadline: November 30, 2012

More info and complete prospectus can be found at:

On February 22, 2013,  the McDonough Museum will host its annual fund raising gala, Mad About the Arts; it has become a leading cultural event in the Youngstown area and region with an attendance of over 500 patrons. Every effort is made to promote sales, so a price list will be available in the galleries.


Fall 2012: Opportunities

November 6, 2012

Venice Printmaking Studio Residencies

The Venice Printmaking Studio is a non-profit international studio devoted to large-format printmaking and artist’s books. We encourage the exploration of traditional as well as experimental printmaking practices and ideas.  Our facilities allow for both large and small format intaglio etching, screenprinting, relief printing and letterpress. Through our residency programs, workshops, exhibitions, community projects and printmaking ventures we are a vibrant, contemporary space in the city of Venice.


Applications are now being accepted for 2013 residencies – apply today, housing is included! We also have an exciting new opportunity for emerging artists to be published and exhibited internationally. Art Editions Program offers 3 annual residencies, participation in “Contemporary Large Format Printmaking” exhibition, and a professionally published limited edition print.


Come to Venice, explore the ancient city and its history, learn a bit of Italian, sample the wine, and make some awesome gigantic prints! Remember, 2013 is the year of the famous Venice Biennale, internationally acclaimed art exhibit – a must-see for every artist traveling to Italy.


For more information, residency fees and application process, contact:

Programs Coordinator Jennifer Ghormley: 720-891-9149


Call For Conference Proposals, Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference, Due Nov. 30 Impact 8 International Printmaking conference will be held in Dundee Scotland Aug. 28-Sept 1, 2013 with the theme ‘Boarders & Crossings: the artist as explorer’. The conference committee is looking for proposals for academic papers, illustrated talks, exhibitions, demonstrations, poster presentations, & panel discussions.

More info:


SGCI 41st Conference, Print: MKE March 20-23, 2013

Come to Milwaukee for the SGC International’s 41st conference, Print: MKE. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts (UWM – PSOA) are partnering to host this exciting event. Mark your calendars for March 20-23, 2013, when MIAD and PSOA will open their facilities for a stimulating and varied program that will recognize making and honor the makers in print.


More info:

Fall 2012: Position Openings

November 6, 2012


Illinois State University, Assistant/Associate Professor of Printmaking

Detailed info at:

University of Minnesota, Assistant Professor, Printmaking (non-tenure track)

Detailed info at:

Indiana University , Assistant Professor of Printmaking

Detailed info at:

Fall 2012 Member News & Exhibition Announcements

November 6, 2012

-Ed Bernstein was invited to exhibit a new work ILLUMINATA, 40 x 60,” archival inkjet print and pastel, 2012,  at the  30th Summer Olympics in London in August, 2012.  He was part of an international juried exhibition sponsored by  the “ Organization Committee for  the Olympic Fine Arts (London)”, Beijing, China . The exhibition is called: “The Thames River, Great Wall-Embrace the World.” The work was exhibited at the Barbican Center in London. Bernstein received an honorarium from the Chinese government which enabled he and his wife to travel to London during the Olympic games.

Bernstein is also returning to  Belo Horizonte, Brazil where he taught and worked in 2010, to take photographs in several “favelas”  (densely populated urban districts usually located  in hilly  areas),for use in a large printmaking project  funded with a recent  Individual Artists Award from the Indiana Arts Commission: a large print on waterproof vinyl, integrating actual chain-link fence exhibit able outdoors.


-Beauvais Lyons

Lyons will be a visiting artist at the University of North Texas from November 5-9, 2012. He will present an exhibition of prints and give public performances for “The Association for Creative Zoology and present lectures on “Mock-Documentation” and “The Vernacular Print.”


-Kathleen O’Connell

O’Connell has accepted a position a Middle Tennessee State University as an Assistant Professor of letterpress and book arts. Kathy has been directing and offering classes through the “Taller Libros Artísticos” book arts studio in Lima, Perú.  Previously she was an adjunct instructor of book arts at the Oregon College of Art and Craft and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  and


-Nicole Pietrantoni

Pietrantoni has recently joined the faculty at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where she is an Assistant Professor of Art in the Printmaking and Book Arts area. Before joining Whitman, Pietrantoni worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Montana, Missoula.


Pietrantoni’s most recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the State College of Florida (Sept. 28-Nov.15, 2012) and a group exhibition of artists exploring the “post-rural” at COCA Seattle (the Center for Contemporary Art).Her work can be viewed at . More information about Whitman’s art department can be found at .


-Wycross Press has recently published “Drawings / Conrad Ross” a picture book of 55 drawings with a critical forward by Timothy Brown, Curator of Education Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, published by Wycross Press. The drawings were done from 1968 through 1974 and are of the figure in various media. There are also several two–page spreads of interiors.   A nice publication; price of the book is $24.95, distributed through Wycross Press.

-Thomas Nawrocki


Sisson Gallery, MacKenzie Fine Arts Building,
Dearborn, Michigan. (October-November)

Harnett Biennial of American Prints,

Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art,

University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia.

Koichi Yamamoto, Althea Murphy-Price and Beauvais Lyons and selected graduate students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Printmaking Program had their work included in “Print Resonance,” and exhibition and portfolio currently being exhibited at Musashino Art University , in Tokyo, Japan.

Only five universities were selected for the exhibition and include the University of Alberta (Canada), Musashino Art University (Japan), Silpakorn University (Thailand), the Antwerp Royal Academy (Belgium) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (United States).

Exhibition website:


-2012 MAPC Members Juried Exhibition,  Cape Girardeau, Missouri at ‘Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker’ Conference, will feature MAPC Members:

Bernstein, Burkitt, Casaletto, Feldman, Filley, Finch, Friedman, Hand, Hunt, Jackson, Janzen, Jonas, Kenar, Larkin, Lazorko, Lindenfeld, Lyons, Martincic, Maury, Mead, Meltz, Metzger, Nawrocki, O’Connell, Panske, Plunkett, Power, Rice, Ristinen, Rudolph, Ruth, Sanders, Sanders, Scuilla, Smelser, Snyder, Snyder, Thorington, Tomchuck, Warot, Waterkotte, Widness, & Yamamoto.