Archive for October, 2014

Manhattan Graphics Center Benefit Nov. 5th

October 28, 2014
Manhattan Graphics Center will be having a benefit on Nov 5th. It’s during print week and takes place in the same building as IPCNY. It’s a great event – Every ticket holder goes home with a fine art print of their choosing. Over 100 prints on exhibition, a silent auction, and raffle (tickets 1 for $10, 3 for $20).

Manhattan Graphics Center will celebrate 28 years of bringing artists together, with a benefit and silent auction party on November 5th from 6­-9 pm at The Highline Loft Space at 506 West 26th Street. The event will benefit MGC, an exhibition space and print shop where artists as well as public school students can learn and practice fine art printmaking. MGC was founded in 1986 as a collaborative workshop in a SoHo loft space by a group of 20 printmakers who, with their own labor and ingenuity, were able to create and operate the studio, a tradition that continues in mid­town Manhattan to this day. Since the time of its opening, MGC has been run by volunteer artist members who staff and maintain the facility 7 days a week, year­ round.

MGC’s principal purpose has always been to provide an accessible printmaking studio in NYC with professional facilities at a reasonable cost, and an environment where artists can work and learn together. Offering classes in basic disciplines, shorter workshops in adjunct techniques, and hosting artists talks are all an integral part of the mission.

MGC’s studio includes a gallery space for exhibitions (group and solo), for an annual juried show, and for exchange shows with international artists. MGC reaches out to the broader community through its high school printmaking initiatives, both at the MGC studio and on site at public high schools.

Proceeds from the event will benefit MGC directly and feature original prints from over 100 different artists, including members and affiliates! All attendees will receive an original print of their choosing and have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and raffles.

DETAILS in brief:

PaperView 2014!
A benefit event and celebration of the Manhattan Graphics Center.
Join fellow artists and art lovers at the Highline Loft Space as Manhattan Graphics Center celebrates 28 years of making great art and enriching the creative community. There will be an exciting exhibition of prints and works on paper. All ticket holders will take home an original artwork of their own choosing. Artist donors are entitled to discounted tickets to attend this event.

Wednesday, November 5 | 6:00 PM ­- 9:00 PM

Highline Loft Space

508 West 26th Street, Fifth Floor, New York City tickets available at

Food, drink and a framed original artwork included in the ticket.


Job Announcement – Loyola University Chicago

October 25, 2014

Loyola University Chicago: Lecturer Studio Art: Drawing, Printmaking, and Painting

Loyola University Chicago is seeking applications for a full-time 3-year renewable, Lecturer of Studio Art in Drawing, Printmaking, and Painting for academic year 2015-2016. The position carries a 4/4 load ( each studio course at loyola has 4 contact hours.) The successful candidate must have expertise to maintain and develop a fledgling printmaking area with an emphasis on non-toxic processes. Minimum Qualifications include an MFA with a major emphasis in drawing/printmaking. A minimum of two years of college level teaching in the specialty area is required.   The position is advertised through Academic Keys and the College Art Association and submissions go through

Deadline for Applications is November 30, 2014.

Job Announcement – Arizona State University

October 25, 2014

Assistant Professor of Book Arts, School of Art
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an exceptional artist in the area of Book Arts for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2015.

This position will strengthen the well-established and highly ranked program in printmaking in the School of Art. The program includes instruction in the book arts and other forms of traditional processes while actively embracing alternative materials and methods that cross boundaries with other disciplines. The program has a strong history of collaboration that includes the atelier-like Print Research Facility, the Native American community based Map(ing) project, and the publishing imprint, Pyracantha Press. The seven well-equipped studios include one of the nation’s largest collections of metal type. The School of Art seeks candidates with expertise in the area of book arts and knowledge of the depth and range of book arts practices with a commitment to diversity, the capacity to work across artistic and academic disciplines and the ability to grow dynamic degree programs. More information about the program is available at

The successful candidate is expected to pursue a research agenda related to their expertise in book arts and actively participate in the MFA and BFA degree programs in the school. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in teaching with the ability to formulate and instruct a variety of course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including studio and seminar courses, courses for and including non-art majors, and mentor undergraduates and graduates. Additional responsibilities include studio maintenance, budgeting, oversight of safe studio practices, and service to the School of Art and curricular program.
Required Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts degree or equivalent terminal degree, strong evidence of research and professional activity in a book arts practice, and university teaching experience.

Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated potential to achieve national or international recognition in creative research and/or scholarship; evidence of ability to teach classes in additional areas that might include letterpress, relief printing, papermaking, digital techniques, collaborative printing, typography, bookbinding; experience in and/or collaboration on the publishing of limited edition books or prints; record of community outreach.

Instructions to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest addressing creative research, teaching and work experience. Include curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, two course syllabi and evidence of creative work in the form of twenty images (.jpg format, 1200 max. pixel width), with a separate image list. Ten separate images of student work are encouraged.

Applications by e-mail are preferred; submit all materials to:

Applications sent via mail must be addressed to:
Chair, School of Art Search Committee, Book Arts
c/o Denise Sparks, Specialist to the Director,
School of Art
PO Box 871505
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1505

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned.

Application Deadline: Deadline is December 23, 2014; If not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Bookends, Due: November 14

October 19, 2014

Bookends, Due November 14

Open call for book inspired artwork under the theme Bookends – Anything in between.

Eligibility: This is an international call for artwork related to, comprised of or inspired by…books. The shows title, Bookends, says it all. We are looking for anything that relates to the medium. This can include traditional books, sculpture, 2-D, installation, text-based works etc. Must be 18yrs old to apply.

Benjamin D. Rinehart, Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking, Lawrence University in Appleton, WI

The Purple Word Center for Book & Paper Arts:
The Center provides a safe and encouraging space for all to create connections between text and image. The center, in affiliation with Midtown Partners, Inc. and Millsaps College, teaches workshops on printmaking, book and paper arts, while providing studio access for member artists to make their own work.
Submission deadline: November 14
Notification of accepted artwork: Nov. 28
Accepted work due: Dec. 9
Dates of Exhibition: Jan. 12 – Feb. 20

For more information including the official prospectus, please visit the website of The Purple Word Center for Book & Paper Arts at:

All questions can be sent to and will be answered by Sandra Murchison, Professor of Art at Millsaps College and Founder & Director of Purple Word Center for Book & Paper Arts.

Small Works Exhibition – Call for Entries, Due: Nov 21

October 8, 2014

Attached is the prospectus for a small works exhibition opportunity. Due date: Nov 21.
See attachment for more details.

Prospectus (1)

Job Opportunity – Purdue University, Due Nov.1

October 8, 2014

This is a part-time entry level job for one semester Spring 2015. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2014 – this is a suggested deadline – applications received after that time will be considered if no suitable candidate applies earlier.

Please see prospectus for details

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