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Please help The Western NY Book Arts Center receive $5000

December 7, 2015

Please help The Western NY Book Arts Center receive $5000 from the YELP Foundation!

The Western NY Book Arts Center in Buffalo NY is a young (10 years) not-for-profit that promotes book arts and all forms of printmaking. We have a dynamic program packed to the gills with workshops, educational outreach with diverse communities, open studios and exhibitions.

We will recieve $5,000 from the YELP Foundation if we have the most votes by Dec.15th! Voting takes place online, annonymously, and you can vote once per day from now until Dec. 15th. Click on the link below to vote.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! We all appreciate your support!

Adele Henderson
Board of Directors, Western NY Book Arts Center
Professor, Head of Printmaking, Dept. of Art, University at Buffalo, SUNY

The Western New York Book Arts Center promotes greater understanding of printing and book-related arts through education, creation, and exhibition for a broad and diverse community. The Western New York Book Arts Center features a letterpress and screenprinting studio, a gallery, a working museum, and a boutique. WNYBAC is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit.


MAPC Workshop Specials at Anderson Ranch

July 4, 2013

Special Discount for MAPC members:  20% off Summer Printmaking Workshops at Anderson Ranch!

Email with questions or to collect your 20% off enrollment discount!

More info on classes online at:

Some of our picks:

Intaglio with Charlene Liu:

Re-introduce yourself to copper and ferric acid with a basic course that will touch on techniques like dry point, hard ground, soft ground, aquatint and more!

August 19-23


Ink and Letter with Brad Vetter

Make your own wood type using our CNC machine! Then, over the course of the three week class, experiment with different letterforms to make artfully inspired monoprints!  Sept 9-27

Opportunities – Spring & Summer 2013

April 9, 2013

Opportunities – Spring & Summer 2013

Summer Workshops:

Anderson Ranch Arts Center*:

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative:

Frogman’s Press*:

Penland School of Crafts*:

The Venice Printmaking Studio*:

Women’s Studio Workshop*:

*scholarships and internships available

2014 SGCI Conference, Bridges – Spanning Tradition & Innovation –

San Francisco conference (March 26 – 29, 2014)

Call for Proposals: Demonstrations and Projects

Deadline: June 15th, 2013

Email Project or Demonstration Proposals to:



2nd Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance Symposium. 17-19 October, 2013.
University of Utah, Salt Lake City., Symposium Title: “Public Gestures.”
Proposals due: June 1, 2013.


Printmaking has a long history of producing cultural artifacts that comment on societal issues and concerns. This project brings this to the forefront by organizing a symposium to exhibit and discuss contemporary works and techniques that explore the role of Printmedia in this dialogue, whether used directly as part of an event, as a means of commentary or satire, or as a way to engage others in its creation. Particular topics may include but are not limited to; Community Engagement; Political Discourse; the Environment; Animal Rights; Privacy; Healthcare; Communication Technologies; Globalisation; Education; Cultural Concerns; Historical Precedents; the influence of the individual in promoting action and also the range of obstructions that may restrict action. These topics may be local, national or international in scope.



As printmaking continues to reinvent itself and forge connections to other disciplines, it facilitates new possibilities. Proposals for panels, portfolios and events that cross traditional boundaries and mediums or incorporate new methodologies and techniques will be actively encouraged. Students are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

This call is open to residents of AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, WA, WY and UT.

Please go to the website for submission details:


Large Format Printmaking Residency in Venice, Italy

The Venice Printmaking Studio specializes in large-format printmaking in relief/woodcut, monotype/print, silk screen, intaglio/etching and artist’s books. We encourage the exploration of traditional as well as experimental printmaking processes and ideas.

Located on the glass-blowing island of Murano, the Venice Printmaking Studio is tucked away from the more trafficked areas of the city and offers a 2000 sq. ft. workspace overlooking the lagoon. Venice, Italy is rich in artistic heritage and world-renowned landmarks – San Marco square, Doge’s Palace, Correr Museum, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the notorious Venice Biennale.

Individual artists as well as small groups are welcome to apply for a residency year-round. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply for our Art Editions program – a 3 year collaboration with the Venice Printmaking Studio, which includes participation into the Large Format Contemporary Printmaking international exhibition.

Fall 2013 is an ideal time to visit the Venice as it coincides with the 55th Biennale di Venezia, an international exhibition of contemporary art.  Housing is provided for all residents and workshop participants.

For more information on any of the above, application process, rates and fees, contact:

Jennifer Ghormley, Programs Coordinator:  

MAPC Member Opportunities

May 22, 2012


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

Summer Study Trip – Italy

November 5, 2009

A new exciting study abroad Printmaking/Drawing/Art History program  has been established at Youngstown State University.  YSU is now hosting a summer trip(July) at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, Italy that is open to all.  The program will count for 6 credit hours/2courses.  One course in Art History and one in either printmaking or drawing (works on paper).  Both are offered as Graduate and/or Undergraduate courses, including an Introductory Printmaking course.  The new component to this program, apart from YSU hosting, is the Art History course…this class will take place mostly on-location at historic spots such as the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua and Gallerie dell’Accademia Venenzia.  This course will be taught by Dr. Stephanie Smith of YSU.  Her research includes over a decade of site study and excavation in Rome and Venice.  Joseph D’Uva will teach both the Printmaking and Drawing segments, that include Intaglio, Relief, and Letterpress.  YSU is looking to recruit a broad range of students to join us on this great journey.  This is a very personalized and exclusive program for the students who enroll.  All of the scheduling and teaching is done by artists and art historians within an internationally recognized Italian art school.

Questions? Email

Manhattan Graphics Center Benefit Print Auction and Printmaking Demonstration

September 18, 2009

Hosted by Bloomsbury Auctions, New York 6 W 48th Street (between 5 & 6 Avenue) New York, NY 10036 212-719-1000

Lecture: Monday, November 2, 2009; 6–9pm
What Is A Fine Print? by Richard Turnbull, Chairman of Art History at FIT and MoMA lecturer.

Printmaking Demonstration
Takuji Hamanaka will demonstrate traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking.
 Frederick Mershimer will review the process of creating and printing an intaglio plate.

Art Auction: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 6–9pm
Manhattan Graphics Center is holding a no-reserve, no-buyer’s-commission, benefit auction of
fine prints at Bloomsbury Auctions, New York. Available for bidding are over 400 fine prints by
MGC members, a selection from the MGC archives, and donated works from fine print
dealers, master printers, and well-known artist friends.

The works, which represent over 150 artists, cover a wide range of printmaking materials and mediums. Some of the many notable artists represented include: Javier Arévalo, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Richard Bosman, Ed Colker, David Collins, Eldzier Cortor, Lisa Dinhofer, Leonard Edmondson, Beth Ganz, Richard Haas, Valerie Hammond, Jeue Highstein, Paul Jenkins, Wolf Kahn, Shazaburo Kawai, Jane Kent, Vijay Kumar, Jesus Lazkano, Frederick Mershimer, Lothar Osterburg, Sarah Plimpton, Krishna Reddy, Katia Santibanez, Kiki Smith, Joseph Solman, David Storey, Ansei Uchima, Carol Wax, and Dan Welden.

Bloomsbury Auctions, an international auction house specializing in rare books, fine prints and works on paper, has graciously made their site and services available for this one-of-a-kind fundraising event.

These events are part of the New York Fine Art Print Week organized by the International
Print Dealers Association in conjunction with the Annual IFPDA Print Fair.

For more information about the auction see our web site at:
or contact

The Morgan Conservatory Spring/Summer Classes

April 13, 2009

The Morgan Conservatory, a Cleveland, Ohio hand papermaking and book arts educational foundation, is happy to announce its schedule of Spring and Summer classes.

The Morgan will host Amanda Degener next month for a three day intensive workshop where participants will learn to sheet form paper and create three dimensional sculptural book forms.

In June nationally recognized artist Laura Wait will come as a guest artist from Steamboat Springs, CO to teach a three day workshop titled “Image and Structure of the Artist’s Book”.

For more information and to see a full list of spring and summer workshops please visit our web site at Cleveland is easily accessible with reasonable flights on Southwest Air. Should you need local accommodations that staff at the Morgan is happy to make suggestions.

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is an Ohio non-profit art center dedicated to the preservation of handmade papermaking and the art of the book. Morgan Conservatory will pursue its educational and charitable purposes by serving the greater community locally, nationally, and internationally with sustainable practices in an innovative green environment.

For More Information:

Anderson Ranch Art Center Summer Classes

April 9, 2009

Learn something new this summer or expand on your skills…

Register now for a workshop this summer at

Anderson Ranch Art Center!

Courses still available:

Moku Hanga: Japanese Woodblock, Matt Brown

Spontaneous Combustion Print, April Flanders

Print Process Exploration, Deb Oden

Intaglio fundamentals, Sergei Tsvetkov

Intaglio advanced,  Sergei Tsvetkov

Digital/Traditional Printmaking,  Jennifer Ghormley/Emily Fannon

Woodcut, Kathy Puzey

Monotype, Koichi Yamamoto

Print: Theory into Practice, Beauvais Lyons

Photogravure, Tim Baker/Sarah Howard

Silkscreen, Laura Berman

Plate Lithography, Carolyn Muskat

Find out more at:

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshops by Mary Brodbeck

March 5, 2009

Learn to make luminous color woodblock prints using all non-toxic, traditional Japanese methods. Available in Spring and Fall weekend sessions, plus one Summer week long workshop. Workshops take place in artist’s studio in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Further information and registration form may be found at