Archive for January, 2014

MAPC Conference Registration – OPEN (Call Deadlines Extended)

January 17, 2014

Happy New Year!

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2014 Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) conference, PRINT CITY: Detroit 2014. You can access a link to registration on our conference website:

In addition to conference registration, you will also find links to MAPC membership, the call for panel and demo proposals, the call for themed print portfolio submissions, print exchange requirements, and overnight room accommodations.

Extended Deadlines:
Call for themed print portfolios- January 29th
Call for panel and demo presentations- February 15th

PRINT CITY: Detroit 2014

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, is pleased to host the 2014 Mid-America Print Council Conference from Sept. 24th through 27th. The conference will include workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions, keynote speakers, and exhibitions. In addition to activities on the campus of Wayne State University, area galleries, museums, letterpresses, colleges and universities, and other cultural venues, in and around Detroit, will host conference events.

Keynote Speakers:

Enrique Chagoya, artist
Judy Pfaff, artist
Susan Tallman, Editor-in-chief, Art in Print

Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) is an educational organization whose goal is to promote awareness and appreciation of the art of making original prints, books, hand-made paper, and drawings. MAPC is a resource to educational and non-profit organizations, universities, and the public at large, providing for the exchange of technical and critical workshops; through the organization, display, and circulation of exhibitions of original prints, books, hand-made paper, and drawings; through newsletters, and journal articles; printmaking; and through research, study, and general enjoyment of the arts.

More good things to come!

Joan Verla
MAPC 2014 Conference Coordinator
James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History
Wayne State University
(313) 577-2933



MAPC Members Exhibition – CALL FOR ENTRIES, due: Feb 20

January 16, 2014
Call for Entries

Spring 2014

Mid America Print Council  ∞  Members Exhibition

March 22 – May 25, 2014

Opening reception – April 4, 2014

 Prospectus: MAPC Members Ex. Spring 2014 Call for Entries

South Bend Museum of Art

South Bend, Indiana

Mid America Print Council is now accepting entries for The Annual Members Exhibition – 2014.

This exhibit supports artists who are members of the Council

Join the Mid America Print Council! and take advantage no fees for members

Entry Form

sent along with check for membership and cd


Print, please




Home Address:____________________________________






Email Address:______________________________






Entries Information:

Print, please

























Eligibility and

Entry Instructions


Eligible artists– Members of Mid America Print Council


Eligible media All work must be framed, and ready to display behind non-breakable plastic (no glass), suitable for Museum exhibitions. All Printmaking media is eligible including three-dimensional prints.


Maximum size: As Members bear all shipping and crating costs, up to 48’’ each dimension, will be accepted. Prints must be no more than two years old.

You may enter up to 3 works.


Juror: Segura Art Studio, Notre Dame Center for Art and Culture, South Bend, IN. 


No entry fee for current members.

Membership fee:  $20, students, $10. You may pay by PayPal via our website:


Or send a Check payable to Mid America Print Council via the membership form on that page, or along with your entries to:


Send Entry Form, CDs, and Checks to:


Prof. Jean Dibble

302 Riley Hall of Art

Art Dept

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556


Shipping Address for accepted works will be included in acceptance notice.


Entry deadline: February 20, 2014
Notification of acceptance by email:

February 22, 2014


Exhibition dates:  March 22 – May 25, 2014



Questions: email –


Image Specifications

All images must be formatted to the following

specifications in order to upload them successfully into the system.


1. Dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side


2. File Format: Save all images as BASELINE Standard JPEG. Do not save as a Progressive JPEG.


3. File Size: JPEGs must be under 1.8 MB.


4. Color space: Save images in an RGB color space, preferably sRGB.


5. Save to CDs only, Your Name on CD. NO DVDs.


6. Include a word document with entry information

including, your name, email address, title, media, dimensions, and year. CDs are not returned.



Accepted Artwork due Feb 23 – March 7, 2014

All shipped works must arrive prepaid at the South Bend Museum of Art between March 3 and March 7, in sturdy, reusable shipping containers. Hand-delivered works must arrive at the South Bend Museum of Art between Feb 23 and March 7, 2014


Conditions of Acceptance

Accepted work may not be removed from the exhibition before the closing date of May 25, 2014. Work included in the exhibition will be eligible to receive cash or purchase awards. Entry into the Mid America Print Council Members Exhibition conveys copyright permission to reproduce your work for our educational material, web page and publicity purposes.


Insurance All accepted works are insured while on site at the South Bend Museum of Art until June 8, 2014. The South Bend Museum of Art will not be responsible for works left after June 8, 2014.


Return of accepted works to artists is the responsibility of each artist.  Each artist must provide a pre-paid return label, with shipping company clearly noted.


Opening Reception and Awards Juror’s awards will be announced at the opening reception, April 4, 2014.


Jean A. Dibble
Fellow, John J. Reilly Center
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Department of Art, Art History & Design

302 Riley Hall

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556     •     574-631-5244

Job Opportunity: UW-Madison, Tenure-track, Printmaking

January 16, 2014

The University of Wisconsin Madison Art Department has an opportunity for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Printmaking. We hope you will share this information with those you feel might be interested. Information is included below, in this email.  We also invite you to view further information on our website – the link to the printmaking PVL is:

Position Vacancy Listing
PVL# 78479

Working title: Assistant Professor – Printmaking


Degree and area of specialization: MFA or equivalent relevant experience is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:  A minimum of two years’ experience in professional practice, and demonstrated excellence and productivity in the field are preferred. A minimum of two years of university or college-level teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantships is also preferred. The candidate must demonstrate a proven record of professional involvement and creative accomplishment in the field of printmaking. The successful candidate should be a practicing artist with a distinguished exhibition record, teaching experience at the university or college level, and a strong commitment with enthusiasm towards the future of printmaking practice. A demonstrated proficiency in a wide range of intaglio techniques is essential along with expertise in one or more additional print media and Contemporary Print Theory and Practice. An understanding of digital imaging and experimental printmaking processes is desirable.

Principal duties: This Printmaking Position will involve teaching introductory and advanced classes in intaglio with a secondary concern in other print media and responsible for overseeing the intaglio studio. Candidates must have an excellent working knowledge of Intaglio and the contemporary critical issues that are relevant to the field of printmaking. Consideration will be given to candidates who introduce print
media practices that embrace green technology.

Candidates should also have a diverse background in Contemporary Print Media including: Traditional (Intaglio, Lithography, Screenprint, Relief), Digital Printmaking, Unique Prints, Multiples, and Contemporary Print Theory and Practice. This background will facilitate a new course offering involving a survey of contemporary print media that covers traditional and contemporary
printmaking theory and practice.

The position offers the opportunity to work within a well-established, well equipped, and top ranked printmaking program. The teaching load is three classes per semester and requires the teaching of Intaglio, a secondary print course, and service on MFA and MA committees. The desire and ability to interface with all areas of the Art Department is a significant facet of the position. The successful candidate must meet the teaching, research, and service expectations of the department and university.

Additional Information:  Note: SlideRoom will charge a fee of $15.00 to process the application. This fee should be seen as comparable to the materials and the postage required of a hard copy application. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their materials via SlideRoom, but may alternatively submit hard copy application materials by mail to:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Printmaking Search Committee
C/O John Hitchcock
Department of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison
455 North Park Street, 6241 Humanities Building
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1490

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
Appointment type: Faculty
Department(s): EDUC/ART
Full time salary rate: Minimum $60,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 25, 2014
Number of positions: 1


Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 07, 2014


Please submit application materials to SlideRoom at by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 7, 2014.

Application materials must arrive on or before February 7, 2014 in order to be considered.

Applications will be reviewed for possible preliminary interview at the CAA Conference in Chicago in February 12-15, 2014.

Note: Unless confidentiality is reqested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #78479 to

Lori Mann Carey Phone: 608-262-1959
455 N Park St Fax: N/A
6241 George L Mosse Humanities Bld Email:
Madison, WI 53706-1405

Job Opportunity: Berea College, Sabbatical Replacement‏

January 10, 2014

Studio Art, Fibers with a secondary focus in Printmaking: The Berea College and the Art and Art History Program invite applications for a full time, one-year sabbatical replacement position (pending approval), to run the fibers studio and teach a basic design course and courses at all levels in fibers and printmaking.  MFA in fibers is required, with secondary areas to include printmaking.  Preferred are candidates with exhibition record and quality undergraduate teaching experience.  Teaching responsibility is six courses for the academic year. Benefits included; salary and rank based on qualifications and experience.

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries.  The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. The college admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship.  Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college.  The College is one of seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a labor position in which they work 10-12 hours per week.  Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 14,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville.  More information about Berea College is available at

All applications are to be submitted electronically to:  Please submit a letter of application for this position, curriculum vitae, 20 digital images of candidate’s studio art, 20 digital images of student art, a studio teaching philosophy statement, three recommendation letters, and unofficial transcripts.   For full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 15, 2014.

MAPC Members Exhibition

January 10, 2014
MAPC Members Exhibition 
Information for submisstions coming soon.
Exhibtion to be held in the Warner gallery of the South Bend Museum of Art
March 1 – May 25
Segura Arts Studio At Notre Dame
South Bend is the location where MAPC began its life and mission. I am gald to have an exhibition of our members return to South Bend!
Jean A. Dibble
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Fellow, John J. Reilly Center
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Department of Art, Art History & Design
302 Riley Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556     •     574-631-5244

Conference Update – PRINT CITY: Detroit 2014

January 10, 2014

PRINT CITY: Detroit 2014

The Mid America Print Council conference is rapidly taking shape!

The calls for panel/demo presentations and themed print portfolios are now open. Please find links to the calls on the Registration tab of the conference website.

We are happy to announce that the following three keynote speakers have been confirmed: artist Enrique Chagoya, artist Judy Pfaff, and Editor–‐in–‐Chief of Art in Print Susan Tallman.

Immediately following Chagoya’s address will be an opening reception for Goya/Chagoya in the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery on the campus of Wayne State University. The exhibition will feature a mini‐retrospective of Chagoya’s work, from etchings to lithographs to monotypes to codices to multiples. Included in the exhibition will be high–‐resolution printed images of the Francisco de Goya’s work that are in close proximity to Chagoya’s newer versions of the same theme.

To compliment the exhibition, the Detroit Institute of Art will open their print Study room to a limited number of conference attendees, allowing them to see the Goya originals (and more) up close! There will be a sign–‐up for this  event, which will include time slots for Thursday and Friday.

A meet-and‐greet bowling extravaganza at the historic Garden Bowl, an off‐campus tour to the famed Cranbrook Academy of Art, private viewings of original prints at the Detroit Institute of Arts, demonstrations at local letterpresses, and themed portfolios being displayed in local venues are only a few of the exciting events that have been planned!  The conference will be preceded by Detroit Design Festival and topped–‐off by Dlectricity, a nighttime, contemporary light festival with Installation work by national and international artists being projected on the historic Architecture of Midtown Detroit.

Conference website:

Facebook page:–‐CITY–‐Detroit–‐2014/515572755149763?ref=hl

For more information, e‐mail: