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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.


Call for Entries: MAPC Members’ Exhibition

June 30, 2015

Elmhurst College Art Exhibitions presents a call for entries for the Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) Members’ Juried Exhibition. The exhibition dates are October 26 through November 22, 2015. A reception for the exhibition will be held November 12 from 5-7 PM.

Open to all MAPC Members who are 18 years of age or older. You may become a member by completing a membership form that can be found at the following link:
membership.html Works accepted into previous MAPC Membership Exhibitions are not eligible.
Original works in all printmaking media are eligible.

Entries must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 24, 2015.

$15.00 for three entries for current MAPC members. All entry fees are non-refundable.

Nicole Hand, Professor of Art at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.

Nicole Hand is currently a Professor of Art at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky where she teaches printmaking, bookbinding and drawing. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 300 solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions. Nicole has given lectures and workshops in over thirty venues including Atlanta Printmakers Studio, University of North Carolina, Greenville, The University of Arizona, University of North Texas, Denton, Ohio University. She received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Miami, and a BFA from the University of South Dakota. Nicole lives in Almo, Kentucky with her husband Jim Bryant and daughter Ella and son Colin.

If you are not already a member of MAPC, please purchase your membership here: http://www.
Student memberships are $10.00 and regular memberships are $20.00

Follow this link to submit your entries online:
Enter your name, email address and create a password to signup.

• A maximum of THREE entries per artist are permitted.
• Original works in all printmaking media are eligible.
• Applicants are encouraged, but not required to submit two-dimensional work with a maximum size of 48” in any direction. 3-Dimensional work must fit inside glass cases that are 6’Wx60”Hx24”D. They must also weigh less than 100 pounds. Video works are not eligible.
• All work must be ready to hang with hardware and installation instructions included.
• Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work, nor withdraw a work after it has been accepted. Elmhurst College Art Exhibitions reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not match the images submitted or meet the criteria. Elmhurst College Art Exhibitions reserves the right to refuse work that is not appropriate for the space.

Works can be hand delivered or shipped. Instructions will be included in the notification e-mail letter. The artist will be responsible for all shipping charges. Artists who ship their works must provide prepaid return labels upon delivery.

Notification of accepted and non-accepted works will be sent via email on August 12, 2015.

Three awards will be given to artists for their outstanding artworks in the exhibition:
Best of Show Award – Nicole Hand
Second Place Award – Nicole Hand
Director’s Choice Award – Suellen Rocca, Artist & Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Elmhurst College

Every precaution will be taken to handle artwork with the utmost care. The Founders Lounge and Elmhurst College will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause during transportation. The works will be insured for the duration of the exhibition.

Inquiries regarding sales will be referred to the artist.

Call opens………………………………June 29
Submission deadline……………….July 24
Notification……………………………August 12
Delivery of works……………………October 14 – 21
Exhibition opens…………………….October 26
Exhibition reception……………….November 12
Exhibition closes…………………….November 22
De-installation/return of work….November 23 – December 2

For online submission questions please contact Morgan at
For all other questions please contact Ellie at

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.

Call for Entries – Beyond Printmaking 4, Due: Oct. 3

June 5, 2014

Beyond Printmaking 4 is a national art competition and exhibition organized by the Landmark Arts Gallery and the Texas Tech printmaking area in the Texas Tech School of Art. Many contemporary artists who originally started with printmaking as their primary medium find ways to create visually captivating and socially or politically engaging discourses through interdisciplinary approaches. All media including time based and installation will be considered. Work must be original and completed within the last 3 years and is open to professional artists living in the U.S., 18+.  $40 for up to three entries, $5 each for up to two additional entries submitted for a total of 5 entries. The juror is Kevin Haas, Professor of Printmaking, Washington State University. All entry is through Slideroom. For prospectus and information:

The exhibition will run from January 17-February 22, 2015.

Steamroller Prints!! at UW-Manitowoc, July 21 – 25, 2014

February 18, 2014

REALLY BIG PRINTS!! A “Steamroller Printmaking Event”  and exhibition organized by Berel Lutsky – UW Manitowoc, Ben Rinehart – Lawrence University, Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum and the Rahr-West Art Museum.

The City of Manitowoc has graciously donated the use of the steamroller (and driver) for a special 5-day printmaking event in late July 2014 and agreed to mount an exhibit of the prints at the city’s Rahr-West Art Museum. Artists are invited to prepare and bring a large-scale relief matrix and print an edition of large relief prints. Accomodations are available in town or, you and your team can camp on the UW-Manitowoc grounds. Some materials will be provided during the event. The culmination of this project will be an exhibition of the prints at the Rahr West Art Museum for the month of August 2014 and then at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.

Details for the Event

Dates: A maximum of 45 artists can be accommodated. Printing dates are July 21 – 25, 2014 (the 28th and 29th can be added if need be.) We will be printing under tents set up in the parking lot of the UW-Manitowoc campus. Inside studio space will be available for paper prep, print drying and print storage. Steamroller will be available from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Prep work/clean-up can continue as early or late as need be. Exhibit opening will be on Sunday, August 3, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Image/Paper Size: A block measuring 36” x 60” x .75” (maximum size) must be used for printing. Paper will be cut to the exact size of the blocks + 2” to facilitate easier printing and display of the prints. Blocks smaller than 36” x 60” will need shims to hold them in the template. Each person is responsible for their matrix/matrices. Any blocks with a non-standard thickness (larger than .75”) must be cleared with the event organizer in advance. We are asking each participant to have their matrix nearly complete upon arrival for quicker turn around. Printing schedule will be arranged so that several teams will be working at a time.  Some help will be available, but plan to bring along enough hands to help you print.
Ink & Paper:  Black Ink and possibly some colors (donated by Akua/Speedball) and some paper will be available for the final prints and proofing.  Details of available papers and ink will be provided to participants as they become available.   If you will have other paper/ink that you would like to use for the edition, please be prepared to bring it along. Some large rollers, ink modifiers, clean up materials, slip sheets and a print drying set-up will be provided for the duration of the event.
Edition Size: We anticipate that an edition of least five prints will be created per participant. One print will be donated for the purpose of the exhibition and for archives.
T-Shirt: Matrix and ink will be provided, bring your own shirts.
Exhibition: One print from each participant will be donated and showcased in an exhibition at the Rahr West Art Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin August 2014. Prints will be hung “au naturel” using magnets. The prints will then move to the display area of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Two Rivers WI, where they will stay through the close of the annual Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum “Wayzgoose” conference in early November. The print used for the shows will become the property of the organizer and may be used for future exhibitions. Please let us know if your institution or affiliation is interested in hosting an exhibition.

Participant Registration

The Registration Form must be filled out and sent to the organizers for each participant in advance of the event. This will be considered a statement of your interest in participation. Confirmation of your participation  must be complete by June 1, 2014, to enable the scheduling of your printing session. Each participant should receive their scheduled printing times by June 8. We are planning for a maximum of 45 slots, participation and scheduling will be on a “first come first served basis.”

Travel & Accommodations

Hotels: Corporate Rates will be given at the (hotel TBD) for this event. Please mention the “Steamroller Printmaking Event” when making reservations. *Book your room early as this is tourist season for eastern Wisconsin! (We are working on this, participants will be notified when we have an arrangement)
Camping: Tents and small RV’s (no water or electrical hook-ups) are welcome to camp on the UW-Manitowoc grounds. Access to bathrooms, and showers will be provided from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm. Portable toilets will be available throughout the day as well.
Funding: Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorships, PD funding or grants. Organizers are seeking some local business participation, as well as some corporate in kind and and private sponsorship opportunities. These will be shared as they develop.
Extend Your Stay: Participants in “Really Big Prints!!” are invited to extend their experience with a day of letterpress printing at the  Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum! Cost will be $150 per participant follow the link to contact them directly.
HWT&P Museum Logo

Contact Information

Berel Lutsky, Associate Professor of Art

University of Wisconsin – Manitowoc

705 Viebahn Street

Manitowoc, WI 54220-6699

920 683 4735

Benjamin D. Rinehart, Associate Professor of Art

Lawrence University

Wriston Art Center

711 E. Boldt Way, SPC-01

Appleton, WI 54911


Organizer Biographies

Berel Lutsky was born in Buffalo NY and raised in Milwaukee, WI. He earned his BS in studio art with a concentration in printmaking from UW Madison, and his MFA in studio art with a concentration in printmaking and drawing from UW Milwaukee. He taught at several UW Colleges, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Carroll University in Waukesha, and the Avni Institute in Israel. In addition to his formal education he has worked as a printer at the “Fishy Whale Press” in Milwaukee WI, the Tel Aviv Artist’ House Printshop, and has presented workshops and done residencies at the Jerusalem Print  Workshop. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally and is in public and private collections in Israel, Belgium, Japan and the US. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at UW-Manitowoc where he teaches drawing, design, photography, printmaking, and painting.
Benjamin D. Rinehart specializes in multimedia images with a strong focus on printmaking, book constructions, painting and drawing. His socially charged work is a part of many public and private collections and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Ben received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Herron School of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He has taught in New York & New Jersey at Pratt Institute, Rutgers/Mason Gross School of the Arts, Long Island University, Fordham University, FIT, and Manhattan Graphics Center. He has continued to teach as a visiting artist at various institutions around the country like the Center for Book Arts, Pyramid Atlantic, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Brookfield Craft Center and the John Michael Kohler Art Center. Ben is the author of a book titled, “Creating Books & Boxes.” For examples of his work and teaching schedule visit

Cooperating Organizations/Sponsors

Hamilton Woodtype & Printing Museum

Rahr-West Art Museum

City of Manitowoc


Lawrence University

Akua/Speedball Art Products Co.


Berel Lutsky

Associate Professor of Art

UW Manitowoc

Office: 920 683 4735

Job Opportunity – Duluth, MN

July 26, 2013

The Department of Art & Design at the University of Minnesota, Duluth has a full time Printmaking/2 D Design term position available beginning August 26, 2013.  Job duties and responsibilities include teaching and research in the field of Printmaking and 2D Design.  Essential qualifications include an MA in the field of Art & Design, an exhibition record, and experience with or education in appropriate technologies.

The University of Minnesota requires that you apply online for this position.  For a complete position description and information on how to apply online, visit and search for Job Requisition 185369.  Complete applications will be reviewed beginning July 31st and continue until position is filled.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Questions? Please contact :

Residencies and Workshops in Venice

February 14, 2013

Venice is calling… will you answer???

The Venice Printmaking Studio is currently accepting applications for 2013 residencies and workshops. We specialize in large-format printmaking in relief/woodcut, monotype/print, silk screen, intaglio/etching and artist’s books. The VPS encourages the exploration of traditional as well as experimental printmaking processes and ideas.  Modest scholarships are now available, a letter of financial need must accompany application materials.

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.

New workshops for summer 2013! Rachel Singel, MFA candidate from the University of Iowa, will be conducting workshops in traditional and new media printmaking. Check out OUR NEW BLOG for further details.

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. MORE INFO

Summer 2013 is an ideal time to visit the Venice as it coincides with the 55th Biennale di Venezia, an international exhibition of contemporary art. We encourage you to apply for our programs as soon as possible in order to ensure a spot in the schedule. Housing is provided for all residents and workshop participants.

We are also seeking qualified interns for our 2013 summer workshop and residency season – housing is provided! This is a unique opportunity to meet and work with an international base of artists and printmakers.  HOW TO APPLY 

Finally, I am organizing a Fall Retreat for those who are interested in working on an independent project within a small community environment – includes technical assistance, group discussions and critiques, field trips to the Venice Biennale, historical museums, and famous Venetian landmarks. DETAILS HERE 

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

Jennifer Ghormley, Programs Coordinator

Venice Printmaking Studio

Venice Printmaking Studio
Fondamenta Radi, 26
Murano, Venezia
VE, Italy   30141

Konrad Artist-In-Residency program

December 19, 2011

The Printmaking Center of New Jersey, a non-profit fine arts center specializing in print, paper and artists books, is accepting applications for the Konrad Artist-In-Residency program, a six-week residency for professional artists who are interested in developing new and innovative work in printmaking and related disciplines. PCNJ welcomes applicants with diverse perspectives, personal narrative and style.

Applications must be post marked by March 1, 2012. $1000 stipend.

Application and information at PCNJ, 440 River Road, Somerville, NJ 08876 (908) 725 2110.