Go West: The Collaborative Turn

2018 MAPC Biennial Conference, October 3 - 6

Print Matters, Printing Matters

2016 MAPC Biennial Conference

Print City: at the Intersection of Academic & Independent Urban Print Shops

2014 MAPC Biennial Conference

Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker

2012 MAPC Biennial Conference

Wednesday 10/5

Registration
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location : Ogle Center Lobby
Keynote Speaker: Carmon Colangelo
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location : Stem Concert Hall
Deborah Maris Lader: MAPC Outstanding Printmaker
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location : Barr Gallery and Ogle Center Lobby
Meet & Greet
9:00pm - 10:30pm
Location : Ogle Center Lobby and Mezzanine

Thursday 10/6

Registration
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location : Ogle Center Lobby
Yoga & Coffee
8:00am

Glenn Brown, owner of Lionflow Yoga studio will be on campus to lead interested participants through a light wake-up stretch and flow of postures.

Location : Ogle Center Lobby
Conference Exchange Portfolio Drop-off
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location : Ogle Center Lobby (at registration table)
“Digital Corpses: A Halloween and Election Season Spectacle”, Jenny Schmid with Edie Overturf, Dillon Rapp, and Brittany Kieler
9:00am - 10:30am

Inspired by Halloween season and the looming 2016 election, Digital Corpses: A Halloween and Election Season Spectacle is a live manual and digital exquisite corpse where physical prints are created by participants and fed into the computer to create digital gifs. These animations will be projected live or later at an evening or outdoor event.

Location : KV room 025
“Wood Lithography: An Ongoing Collaborative Experiment” with Adrienne Lichliter
9:00am - 10:30am

This demonstration will reveal Lichliter’s method for printing lithography on wood, a dynamic process that allows for unique aesthetic, green printing and inexpensive access. Being a largely new process to the United States, the process is still rooted in experimentation and beckons brave and innovative practitioners.

Location : Knobview Hall (KV), room 125
Vendor's Fair
9:00am - 5:00pm
Location : Hoosier Rooms, University Center
“Viewer as Performer: Challenges and Problem Solving in Interactive Installations” with Alan Pocaro, Billy Simms, Jackie Stephens
9:30am - 11:30am

From the changing relationship between printer and artist, artist and audience, to revolutions in materials, tools and techniques, for the past century and a half, flux has been printmaking’s only constant. When creating immersive, print­­ based installations, the artist shifts the context of the audience member from the role of the passive observer to that of active participant. This panel will explore the rich spectrum of these issues including: How does the artist inform the viewers of their role? How does the process of printmaking inform and forecast the use of other media? How does the use of multiple media, including sound, complicate the process of artist, viewer, and performer, and at what point does the performer become artist, and vice versa, in an installation piece?

Location : Stiefler Hall
“Of the North,” Bob Erickson, Mark Ritchie, Tracy Templeton and Ericka Walker
9:30am - 11:30am

In his essay, A Sense of Place, William Stenger refers to Wendell Berry’s famous quote, “If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” I often told my students that the better you know yourself, the better you will understand your artwork. Part of this intense introspection is to know where you come from—developing a sense of place. The six established artists in this exhibition embody this sense of place through their curiosity and understanding of how concepts associated with “the North” have shaped their lives and artwork.

Location : Stem Auditorium
“Encaustic Toner Transfers for Color Lovers” with Darian Stahl
11:00am - 12:30pm

Learn how to create a rich, dimensional, and full color photographic prints using beeswax and cold wax medium toner transfers. This adaptable process lends itself to collage, artist books, as well as large-scale print installation.

Location : KV room 128
“Printing with Light, Hot Stamp Foil” with Christina Humble
11:00am - 12:30pm

Hot stamp foil adds an unmatchable luster and light to prints and other 2D art works; it adds movement as well as innumerable colors textures and patterns to enhance an artists work. This demonstration will review ways to work with foil in print shops with access to hot plates, or even at home with a standard iron. Foil Imaging is a relatively new to printmaking, however, the attention grabbing vibrancy and pallet variety allow an artist to add details that have potential to compete in modern and ever changing visual culture.

Location : KV room 125
Lunch
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Hoosier Rooms will have some seating, weather permitting there is a covered pavilion behind the University Center. There is also seating in front of the Clock Tower in front of Hillside Hall. Additionally, there is a large covered amphitheater behind Knobview Hall.

In Memoriam video presentation, Robert Erickson
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Conference-goers may also eat their lunch in this conference room if desired.

Location : University Center room 127
“Screen Print Photo Stencil Sugar ­Lift”, Matthew Hopson-Walker
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Many printmakers are just lucky to have access to the traditional process, let alone photomechanical techniques. As products’ chemistry change or become unavailable, we are slowly adapting to keep alive the parts that are important to our studio practices. Matthew Hopson­Walker will demonstrate screen printing a lift ground solution onto a copper plate to demonstrate an accessible to use print’s power as a natural meeting place for photographic images and autographic mark making.

Location : KV 025
“Paper Plate Lithography. Cheap, Fast, and Easy”, Heather Muise
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Using photocopies or laser prints as a matrix is a cheap, fast and effective means of printing images lithographically without the need for litho stones, aluminum plates, solvents, acid or even a press. This demonstration details a method that is excellent for creating lush and layered monoprints, as well as a quick way to transfer images to canvas, wood, or even etching plates. What’s more, images can be printed on a variety of surfaces, including three-dimensional objects. This demonstration will show how to create images that work best with the process, how to process the paper plates, inking techniques and printing images on two and three-dimensional surfaces.

Location : KV 125
“Teaching Variability,” Beauvais Lyons and Koichi Yamamoto
1:15pm - 3:15pm

The repeatability of prints have historically been central to their function. Repeatability is a legacy of the print’s industrial, commercial, scientific, and political history, and continues to be valued by many printmakers today. For example, the editioned exchange portfolio is predicated on the repeatability of the print. This panel seeks to examine the ways that variability can be an intrinsic asset for the education of art and design students.

Location : Stem Concert Hall
“Heritage Habitats”, Ginger Owens and Vicki Van Ameyden
1:15pm - 3:15pm

In this presentation, they will address their respective student collaborations, individual works, and ideas surrounding collaboration. These include combining photographic and printmaking practices; creating community in post­secondary curriculum and artistic practice; highlighting individual works that serve as a substance for collaborative works; sustaining an artistic and professional relationship.

Location : Stiefler Concert Hall
“FRANKENPRINT” with Anita Jung, Iowa Print Group, and University of Iowa undergraduate and graduate students and alumni
3:00pm - 5:00pm

A community art project giveaway that the University of Iowa student print group periodically does at various events with the public. The project is based upon the surrealist parlor game commonly called the exquisite corpse. Participants choose a “head,” a “body,” and “feet,” which is printed upon their choice of digitally printed backgrounds. The project is designed to introduce and educate the public about fine art printmaking.

Location : Knobview Hall Lobby
“Color and Monoprint Photogravure Printing” with Jonathan McFadden and Todd Herzberg
3:00pm - 4:30pm

With the recent availability of Cape Fear Press’s Dragon and Phoenix tissues, the process of photogravure is starting to experience a renaissance in both the printmaking and photography communities. Many artists that have begun to use the tissues have done so in a traditional approach, it is necessary for artist to use this technique in tandem with new technologies and approaches. This demonstration will include a technical introduction to the process through examples of the tissues, films, and plates but focus on how Photoshop and Illustrator can be employed to produce color separations and digitally composed and drawn imagery to create multi‐plate prints then explore how the same plates can be used to create monoprints and multiples for use in large scale installation works.

Location : KV 025
Open Portfolio, Session One
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Location : Hoosier Rooms and University Center room 127 (just upstairs from Hoosier Rooms)
Open Portfolio, Session Two
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Location : Hoosier Rooms and University Center room 127 (just upstairs from Hoosier Rooms)
Reception, MAPC Members’ Juried Exhibition, curated by Brian Jones
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location : Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E Spring St, New Albany, IN 47150
Reception, Journey: Work by Donna Stallard
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location : Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 820 East Market Street New Albany, IN 47150
Bowling Party
9:00pm - 12:00am
Location : Hoosier Strike and Spare, 2310 State St, New Albany, IN 47150

Friday 10/7

Yoga
8:00am - 9:30am
Location : Lutz Hall Lobby
Registration
8:00am - 3:00pm
Location : Lutz Hall Lobby
“Screenprinting with Watercolor and Graphite”, Josh Bindewald
9:00am - 10:30am

Screen printing is often criticized for producing images that are “too flat” or “too digital” ­ or even as a lesser printmaking technique. This demonstration will introduce attendees to a method that can help them overcome the inherent flatness of the process and will show naysayers that screenprinting can still capture the artist’s hand. While it affords the user a new range of possibilities, watercolor and graphite screenprinting also maintains the user­friendliness of the process that so many of us love.

Location : Schneider Hall, printmaking studio
“Pulp Painting and Papermaking”, Anna Tararova
9:00am - 10:30am

Paper made from weeds, invasive plants, farming by-product and recycled materials could be a solution to many ecological and economical problems the world is facing today. Along with being a sustainable practice, using fiber that was sourced locally can also contribute to artwork conceptually by creating a connection between subject and place. This demonstration will focus on pulp painting using many thin layers of finely beat cotton fiber on a base sheet made from local plants. Overlapping and mixing pigmented fiber will create atmospheric, watercolor-like papers, which can be used for printing, drawing, or bookbinding. Demonstration will also include stenciling, masking, and inclusion techniques, which can be used to achieve results similar to monoprinting and collage.

Location : Schneider Hall, papermaking studio
“Beyond the Gouge, Linoleum Etching” with Ross Mazzupappa
9:00am - 10:30am

Linoleum etching produces marks in relief or intaglio without the use of gouges that has a unique visual quality and aesthetic value. Linoleum etching can be used as a stand alone process, or used alongside traditional carving method for artists who want to achieve textures and details in their prints that may not be possible with carving alone.

Location : Schneider Hall, printmaking studio
“Collaborative Matters: From Stone Lithography Printing into Film Animation Crossing Series, 2008 - 2016”, Endi Poskovic and Jill Graham
9:30am - 11:30am

This panel will present the collaborative work in analog lithography and film animation between American printmaker Endi Poskovic and Canadian master printer Jill Graham. Spanning the period of eight years of active collaboration, Poskovic and Graham will discuss the Crossing Series and their transnational engagement, challenges and opportunities related to the production of over 20 individual projects created at the Open Studio Toronto, Ontario, NSCAD University print studios Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as in print studios in the USA, Belgium and Poland.

Location : Strickler Hall room 101
“What We Talk About When We Talk About Print: Artists filtering literary, musical, and cinematic influence through studio practice”, Nick Satinover, Sarah Smelser, Ry McCullough, Edie Overturf
9:30am - 11:30am

What are the forces that drive one’s studio practice? While we define ourselves as artist-printmakers, we must be aware that our studio practices are linked to what surrounds us and what has come before, not just in terms of art history, but also popular culture, entertainment media, fiction, and philosophy. This panel assembles a group of artists whose work draws inspiration from literary, musical, and cinematic sources as a way to discuss the importance of tangible influence in our age of the ethereal and instantaneous.

Location : Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
Overview of Visual Resource Collection with John Begley (Session 1 of 5)
10:00am - 11:00am
Location : Lutz Hall
Overview of Visual Resource Collection with John Begley (Session 2 of 5)
10:00am - 11:00am
Location : Lutz Hall
“Skin on Stone: Non­Toxic Lithographic Skin Transfers” with Morgan Price
11:00am - 12:30pm

The human body is the original printing matrix. What lithographer hasn’t, at one time or another, felt the overwhelming desire to mash their face against a stone and print off an awesome edition of smooshed face images? Utilizing safe, easily­ obtainable substances such as soap, petroleum jelly, and makeup, Morgan Price will demonstrate a process that utilizes the subtle characteristics of skin while combining with traditional mark-making tools, and leaving precise impressions on the stone surface.

Location : Schneider Hall, printmaking studio
“Silkscreen Project" with John Whitesell and Student Participants
11:00am - 12:30pm

This silkscreen project continues through the day. This project will involve multiple techniques that can be applied to screen printing such as digital processes, relief printing, collage, and ink jet. The silkscreen medium easily accommodates larger format print, collage and ink jet.

Location : Schneider Hall, printmaking studio
“Maneuvering Dimensional Prints” with Victoria Tasch and Christine Style
11:00am - 12:30pm

Interactive, hands-on event for conference attendees to create one or more dimensional print work samples using recycled prints. Learn strategies for designing an intentional dimensional print and ways to fold, cut, glue and bend prints in a variety of ways.

Location : Schneider Hall, bookbinding studio
Lunch
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Location : Cafeteria and area restaurants, food trucks
“Intaglio Printmaking with Glass,” Sarojini Johnson
1:00pm - 2:30pm

This demonstration will show how to etch plate glass and use it as a printmaking matrix for intaglio with a hard ground and glass etching cream found at hobby stores.

Location : Schneider Hall, printmaking studio
“Print­-Based Casts: Trans-­Dimensional from Plate to Object” with Hye Young Shin
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Printmakers constantly investigate printmaking methods to stretch traditions into contemporary contexts. Undoubtedly, many evolutions are made during the DIY process, as well as those that cross multidisciplinary boundaries among media. This hands ­on demonstration of how to make small print ­based, three­ dimensional cast objects in paper and plaster will share the surprising details of etched lines and carved images expose extra dimensionality onto the surface of cast materials.

Location : Schneider Hall, papermaking studio
“Futures in the Present: Printmaking and the Quest for Democracy in Poland”, Endi Poskovic and Aleksandra Janik
1:15pm - 3:15pm

This joint presentation by American artist and educator Endi Poskovic and Polish artist and educator Aleksandra Janik will examine the period of the 1960s in Poland, during which artists and educators organized invitational and juried exhibitions of prints as a way to define the necessary framework for transformative political process and democratic reforms, which are to come much later in the larger political arena. With this in mind, the panelists will contextualize the existing political and cultural climate both in Poland and throughout Europe, and attempt to draw parallels between the current tendencies in printmaking and how they may relate to the activities of 50 years earlier.

Location : Stem Concert Hall
“Printing is Knowing: Hand-making in the Digital Age” with Abbey Kleinert, Tzvi Izaksonas, Nathan Meltz and Ericka Walker
1:15pm - 3:15pm

As visual communication becomes increasingly mediated by screen­based technologies, what motivates a person to create something by hand and what are the intellectual and cognitive results of that process? Is there a special form of knowledge gained from hands on processes that cannot be replicated on a screen? The panel will share my research that looks at the phenomenon of hands­on making through the lens of printmakers, and will include a brief interpretive analysis of a qualitative study based on interviews of printmakers in Minneapolis/St. Paul MN, and will proceed with panelists commenting on the conclusions and questions generated from the study.

Location : Humanities Auditorium room 100
Overview of Visual Resource Collection with John Begley (Session 3 of 5)
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location : Lutz Hall
Overview of Visual Resource Collection with John Begley (Session 4 of 5)
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location : Lutz Hall
The ‘New Solarplates’ with Dan Welden
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Dan Welden, a pioneer of the alternative polymer printmaking techniques, will demonstrate and explain the new ’safer’ Solarplate process. He will demonstrate processing and printing with his simple approach using unique and original methods of inking and printing.

Location : Schneider Hall printmaking studio
“The Great Baren Challenge” with Matt Bagley and Sharon Neel-Bagley
3:00pm - 4:30pm

In this demo, Iron Frog Press claims its Print Frog® is the best baren available. Printmakers will have the opportunity to compare different styles of barens side by side and decide for themselves.

Location : Schneider Hall bookbinding studio
“Printing with Glass” with Hayden Wilson
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Hayden Wilson will demonstrate the process of powder printing onto glass. This screen printing process uses colored glass powder to create 3 dimensional transparent and opaque images in glass. This demonstration will explore how printing can be applied using hot glass techniques to create a 3 dimensional work of art.

Location : Cressman Center (100 East Main Street, Louisville, KY)
“Site as Matter: Printmaking and Site Building” with Taryn McMahon, Jessica Caponigro, Breanne Trammell, and Kristina Paabus
3:30pm - 5:30pm

When building a project on-site, the artist must remain flexible and in the moment – open to the unexpected and willing to collaborate with external forces inherent to the location such as the local community, weather, or process. “Site-specific” has come to encompass a wide range of artists and working methods – what does it mean to create site-specific work and how is it defined today? By getting off the screen and often off the gallery wall, these artists weave their artworks into larger artistic and cultural concerns of placemaking, performance, and social practice. This panel will bring together 3 interdisciplinary artists to discuss their historic and contemporary influences in relationship to their site-specific projects. Each artist will speak to how s/he collaborates with sites, and sometimes local communities, to create projects that are inextricably tied to their environment and locational identity.

Location : Strickler Hall room 101
“Becoming Made”, A Film and Presentation by Mary Brodbeck
3:30pm - 5:00pm

In 2011, woodblock printmaker Mary Brodbeck picked up a new tool – a video camera –and for the next three years, found herself immersed in the process of filmmaking. Envisioned to be a how/why film, “Becoming Made” resulted as an award winning 35-minute documentary – illustrating the hands-on printmaking process of mokuhanga while making inquiries into the nature of creative fulfillment.

Location : Strickler Hall room 102
Overview of Visual Resource Collection with John Begley (Session 5 of 5)
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location : Lutz Hall
“Signs and Signifiers,” curated by Nick Ruth
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Among the most persistent forms of printed matter in the public sphere, signage may well be king of the mountain. The artists in this exhibition use both traditional and innovative approaches to printmaking to explore the ways in which printed signage in its various forms reflects the values of a consumerist society, physically dominating the built environment, conferring authenticity and authority, codifying desirability, and blurring the lines between the personal, the economic and the political.

Location : McGrath Gallery, Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
“Then and Now,” curated by Ed Bernstein
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Then and Now is an exhibition of 8 senior artists almost or recently retired from teaching showing one recent print and another created during mid-career. All have had major careers in the field. It will show how their work has changed in perhaps in 15- 20 years for each artist, both visually and technically, as our field and the world have been so dramatically transformed. They truly demonstrate that print matters.

Location : Jefferson Community Technical College, 200 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
“PRINT/MAKING”
5:00pm

Presented in conjunction with the Mid America Print Council Conference, the University of Louisville and IU Southeast, this exhibit explores the use of photographic processes and imagery in traditional printmaking media such as intaglio, lithography and screenprinting.

Location : Paul Paletti Gallery, 713 E Market Street Louisville, KY 40202
“Extended Family,” curated by Matthew Batty, Andrew Trusler, and Autumn Wright
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Since its inception, printmaking has been an important means of communication through visual information. Although life, technology, and the concept of the print have greatly changed, printmaking continues to carry traditions of collaboration and community, in the ever-growing post-digital world of the 21st century. We are inviting national and international artists pulled from our chosen “extended family networks” to join us in exploring what a print is in the post-digital age.

Location : 849 Gallery, Kentucky College of Art and Design, 849 South Third Street Louisville, KY 40203
“Crystal Editions: An Intersection of Glass and Printmaking,” co-curated with Calliope Arts Printmaking Studio
5:30pm - 9:00pm

This exhibition features work by Johnny Gordon, Brandon Smith, Devin French, Brad Vetter, and Hayden Wilson. The exhibit will portray a variety of printmaking applications on glass including powder print on blown glass, screen printing with glass paints and silver stains, and stenciled frit fired onto glass.

Location : Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery, 815 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
“Of the North,” curated by Robert Erickson
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Of the North is an exhibition of six artists from the United States and the United Kingdom. Their work embodies a strong sense of place through their curiosity and understanding of how concepts associated with “the north” have shaped their lives and artwork. To view their journey is important to all of us in the printmaking community and especially true for younger artists whose path is only beginning.

Location : Green Building Gallery, 732 East Market Street, Third Floor, Louisville 40202
“Digital Action,” Dana Potter, Jenny Harp, Elise Hanson
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Traditional printmaking is process-oriented. It relies on a series of intricate steps carried out by a printmaker to create an image. Similarly, computer-incorporated creation relies on preset methodologies from a computer for output. In their artwork, these three emerging artists undertake complex processes to combine both print and digital technologies. Each artist walks the line between what is purely mechanical and what is innately human.

Location : First Build, 333 E. Brandeis Ave. Louisville, KY 40208
“Small, Medium, and Large: Prints by Frankfort Crossings Printmakers and Friends”
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Artists are exploring the printmaking medium with new enthusiasm and creativity. In this exhibition, the studio artists of Frankfort Crossings bring together a group of established and emerging artists who use printmaking in their work and would like to exhibit their work in a studio setting.

Location : Frankfort Crossings Studios, 2132 Frankfort Avenue, 40206
“Interventions: Re-Framing the Printed Image,” curated by Susanna Crum
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Note: please remember to buy a ticket, which includes a drink token, when you register for the conference!

For centuries, prints have been a means to illustrate, define, and share scientific findings, political ideologies, and cultural norms. In Interventions: Re-framing the Printed Image, contemporary artists appropriate, intervene upon, and reinvent printed images to reveal new interpretations of their impact and agency in our times.

Location : 21c Museum Hotel, 700 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202
“Her Hair,” curated by Shelley Gipson
TBD

This exhibition includes artists whose studio practice includes the use of hair as a physical component or thematic exploration. Hair as a representation of the feminine has been used as a symbol of identity, freedom, and class. It is both a symbol and a material connected to contemporary feminist practice. Whether a representation of physical identity, cultural costume, political narrative, scientific exploration of genetics, or familial connection, these artists use hair to create sensuous surfaces, veils and textures that call attention to the human condition.

Location : Huff Gallery, Spalding University, 853 Library Lane, Louisville, KY 40203
“Tactility: Imprints and Traces,” curated by Deborah Cornell
TBD

The print links a focused action of marking, an imprint or commentary, with the traces that the action leaves behind on material surfaces. The impression is the lasting effect – the indelible evidence that can be read by others not present. Inspired by the “readings” of science and the systems around us, this exhibition presents works by Deborah Cornell and Barbara Putnam that examine the active human imprint on the tactile environment, and the traces it leaves. The exhibit will include digital prints on paper, cloth or transparency, and relief prints on fabric and paper.

Location : Art Sanctuary, 1433 S Shelby St, Louisville, KY 40217
“University of Louisville Alumni Printmakers”
TBD

The show will feature current students and recent graduates from the University of Louisville's Printmaking Program. The time and dedication that these artists put into their work helps prove that “Print Matters, Printing Matters.”

Location : Galerie Hertz, 1253 S Preston St, Louisville, KY 40203

Saturday 10/8

Registration
8:00am - 10:00am
Location : Ogle Center Lobby
Yoga & Coffee
8:30am
Location : Ogle Center Lobby
“Printing with Light, Hot Stamp Foil” with Christina Humble
9:00am - 10:30am
Location : KV 125
“Wood Lithography: An Ongoing Collaborative Experiment” with Adrienne Lichliter
9:00am - 10:30am
Location : KV 025
Vendor’s and Publisher’s Fairs
9:00am - 1:00pm
Location : Hoosier Rooms, University Center
“The Printmaker as Collector”, Nicole Geary and Lisette Chavez
9:30am - 11:30am

Printmakers are primed to be in tune with the act of collecting. We are known to work in series, creating images that can be thought of as multiple originals. In much the same way, a collection of objects can be compared to these multiples, as the gathering of a certain kind of item reflects differences and unique variables within a genre. Not only is one able to acquire a wealth of prints as a printmaker, but one can also acquire a wealth of objects as a collector. In some cases, those “object collectors” happen to be printmakers. The satisfaction of creating and collecting multiples is a trait that we wholeheartedly understand. The printmakers that we have chosen to highlight in this panel have a need to fulfill that repetition and pattern in their personal spaces. What do these different collections say about the work, and how do they reflect or reveal the way we tell our own unique stories? In our interviews and investigations, we hope to better understand our printmaking community and how they interpret

Location : Stem Auditorium
Student Travel Awards and Presentation by James Millar
11:00am - 1:00pm
Location : Stem Concert Hall
“Encaustic Toner Transfers for Color Lovers” with Darian Stahl
11:00am - 12:30pm
Location : KV 125
Mobile Screen Printing with STEAM Exchange
11:00am - 1:00pm
Location : Traffic circle between Knobview Hall and University Center
“Fast and Affordable Photo Intaglio: Faux-to- gravure” with Ross Mazzupappa
11:00am - 12:30pm

Learn to create photo-mechanical intaglio plates with no specialized equipment, emulsions, or darkroom. These etchings wield quality photographic results, but in a fraction of the cost, time, and toxicity.

Location : Bookbinding Studio
Exhibition reception and open house, “Printmakers in Kentucky”
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location : Kaviar Forge and Gallery
Lunch
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Exhibition reception, “Brian Jones, Susan Moffett, and John Whitesell”
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location : Ivy Tech Gallery, 8204 Hwy 311 Sellersburg, IN 47172
MAPC Members’ Meeting and Website Info Session
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location : Stem Concert Hall
Open Houses at Local Studios
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Calliope Arts Printmaking Studio & Gallery
324 East College Street, Louisville, KY 40203

Frankfort Crossings
2132 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Hope Mills Collaborative, featuring Brad Vetter Letterpress Studio
954 E. Kentucky St. Louisville, KY 40204

Hound Dog Press
1000 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40202

Location : Calliope Arts Printmaking Studio & Gallery, 324 East College Street, Louisville, KY 40203
Closing Party
7:00pm - 10:30pm
Location : IU Southeast Horseshoe Amphitheatre (behind Knobview Hall)

Wednesday 9/24

Registration
4:30pm - 8:30pm
Location : Ticket Booth, Art Building, WSU
Lecture
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Mary Manusos: 2014 MAPC Outstanding Printmaker

Location : Purdy/Kresge Auditorium, Purdy/Kresge Library, WSU
Reception and Exhibition
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Mary Manusos: 2014 MAPC Outstanding Printmaker

Location : Art Department Gallery, Art Building, WSU
Reception and Exhibition
6:00pm - 9:00pm

MAPC Members' Juried Exhibition

Location : Art Department Gallery, Art Building, WSU
Bowling Extravaganza
9:00pm - 12:00am
Location : Garden Bowl, Detroit, MI

Thursday 9/25

Continental Breakfast
7:45am - 9:15am
Location : McGregor Memorial Conference Center, WSU
Registration
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location : McGregor Memorial Conference Center, WSU
Vendor & Publisher Fair
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location : Community Arts Outer Gallery, WSU
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
9:00am - 12:00pm

Four ½ hour sessions in the DIA’s Ina M. Clark Study Room to view original works by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Judy Pfaff, and other exceptional printmakers.
Sessions begin at 9:15am, 10:00am, 10:45am, and 11:30am.
(Pre-registration is required.)
Curator: Nancy Sojka, Detroit Institute of Arts

Location : Detroit Institute of Arts
Panel: O Death! Printing to the Great Unknown
9:00am - 10:30am

Chair: Nathan Meltz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Panel: Finding Printmaking’s Place in an Interdisciplinary and Post Digital World
9:00am - 10:30am

Co-chairs: Jonathan McFadden, University of Kentucky; David Wischer, University of Kentucky

Panel: Salvaging Print: Letterhead in Post-Industrial Urban America
9:00am - 10:30am

Chair: Nancy Sharon Collins, Loyola University-New Orleans

Demo: Blend Hits: Reclaiming Printmaking’s Muscle Car
9:00am - 10:30am

Presenter: Nick Satinover, Middle Tennessee State University

Demo: Fresh Screenprinting Techniques
9:00am - 10:30am

Presenter: Steven Rainey, Independent Artist

Detroit Historical Museum
10:30am - 11:30am

Learn about the history of and the equipment in the museum’s 1840’s Print Shop
Co-chairs: Ralph Rinaldi, Detroit Historical Society; Tracy S. Irwin, Detroit Historical Society

Location : Detroit Historical Museum
Panel: MFA Student Presentations: Powered by PechaKucha
10:45am - 12:15pm

Chair: Kelly Nelson, Longwood University

Panel: Artificial Nature: Building an Ecological Vision through Printmaking
10:45am - 12:15pm

Chair: Taryn McMahon, Kent State University

Panel: Town and Gown: Printmaking as Agent of Discourse and Collaboration
10:45am - 12:15pm

Chair: Allison Filley, St. Ambrose University

Demo: Recreating the Tinted Lithograph Using Stones and Photo-Plates
10:45am - 12:15pm

Presenter: Beauvais Lyons, University of Tennessee

Demo: The Quilted Print
10:45am - 12:15pm

Co-presenters: Hannah M. Sanders, Southeast Missouri State University; Blake A. Sanders, Founder and Manager, Orange Barrel Industries

Lunch on own (Box Lunch option available upon registration)
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Panel: Printmaking and Placemaking: Public Art in Urban Environments
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Co-chairs: Eno Laget, Independent Artist; Arturo Rodriguez, University of Toledo; Danielle C. Wyckoff, Kendall College of Art and Design; Mariel Versluis, Kendall College of Art and Design

Panel: Superstitions and Rituals of the Print Shop
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Chair: Meredith L. Setser, Herron School of Art and Design

Panel: Abstraction, Landscape, and Contemporary Woodcut
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Chair: Endi Poskovic, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan

Demo: Controlled Chaos: Versatility and Variety of Mark-making within Screenprint
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Co-presenters: Jennifer Ghormley, Independent Artist; Brian B. Spolans, Eastern Michigan University; Nichole Maury, Western Michigan University

Lecture: Flux Density: Detroit
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Jennifer Williams, WSU Visiting Artist

Location : Purdy/Kresge Auditorium, Purdy/Kresge Library, WSU
Portfolio Review 1
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Portfolio Review 2
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Dinner on Own
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Keynote Lecture: Enrique Chagoya, Artist
6:00pm - 7:00pm

(This lecture is open to the public.)

Location : Community Arts Auditorium, Art Building, WSU
Exhibition/Artist Reception
7:00pm - 9:00pm

ReCurrent Histories: Enrique Chagoya’s Editioned Work

Location : Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, WSU

Friday 9/26

Continental Breakfast
7:45am - 8:15am
Location : McGregor Memorial Conference Center, WSU
Registration
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location : McGregor Memorial Conference Center, WSU
Vendor & Publisher Fair
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location : Community Arts Outer Gallery, WSU
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
9:00am - 12:00pm

Four ½ hour sessions in the DIA’s Ina M. Clark Study Room to view original works by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Judy Pfaff, and other exceptional printmakers.
Sessions begin at 9:15am, 10:00am, 10:45am, and 11:30am.
(Pre-registration is required.)
Curator: Nancy Sojka, Detroit Institute of Arts

Location : Detroit Institute of Arts
Panel: That’s so Printerly
9:00am - 10:30am

Chair: Jeremy Lundquist, University of Minnesota and Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Panel: CHASING POSADA! Macabre Populism in Print
9:00am - 10:30am

Chair: Ryan L. Standfest, Rotland Press

Panel: Kinetic Inquiry in the Always-Already Expansive Field of Printmaking
9:00am - 10:30am

Chair: Noel W. Anderson, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Demo: Integrating Digital Imaging and 4-Color Printing Using Photopolymer Printing Plates
9:00am - 10:30am

Chair: Janet Ballweg, Bowling Green State University

Demo: Carving in Detail
9:00am - 10:30am

Chair: Marcia Amelia Neblett, Savannah College of Art and Design

Detroit Historical Museum
10:30am - 11:30am

Learn about the history of and the equipment in the museum’s 1840’s Print Shop
Co-chairs: Ralph Rinaldi, Detroit Historical Society; Tracy S. Irwin, Detroit Historical Society

Location : Detroit Historical Museum
Panel: Gross Anatomy: Collaborative Book
10:45am - 12:15pm

Chair: Jeremy Lundquist, University of Minnesota and Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Panel: Beyond the Institution: Creating an Independent Creative Life without Academia
10:45am - 12:15pm

Chair: Arturo Rodriguez, University of Toledo

Demo: 3 Books in 40 Minutes -or- How I Learned to Love Visual Narratives Encased in Intentional Bindings
10:45am - 12:15pm

Chair: Joseph D. Lappie, St. Ambrose University

Demo: Between Paper and Porcelain, Alternative Printmaking Techniques
10:45am - 12:15pm

Chair: Thomas Lucas, Chicago State University

Lunch on own (Box Lunch option available upon registration)
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Tour
12:15pm - 1:15pm

A three-stop tour on the campus of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Panel: Poetry & Prints: Impressions from Detroit & Brazil
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Chair: Mame Jackson, Con/Vida

Panel: Print &
1:30pm - 5:00pm

Co-chairs: Emily Stokes, Northwestern College-Orange City; Whitney Korstange, Michigan-based Artist; Josh Dannin, Ohio University; Sarah Dahlinger, Ohio University; Shelley Gipson, Arkansas State University

Demo: Street Knowledge: The Push and Punch of Pochoir
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Chair: Eno Laget, Independent Artist

Demo: Relief Mural Projects
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Chair: Arturo Rodriguez, University of Toledo

Demo: Collective Pressure: Mobility as Maker 1:30pm-3:30pm
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Co-chairs: Danielle C. Wyckoff, Kendall College of Art and Design; Mariel Versluis, Kendall College of Art and Design

Portfolio Review 3
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Dinner on Own
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Reception and Exhibition: BERG-BRONER: Prints & Sculpture by WSU Mid-Century Modernists
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Curated by: Harriet Berg, Douglas Haller, and Janet Hamrick

Location : McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Conference Room WSU
Keynote Lecture: Susan Tallman, Editor-in-chief of Art in Print
4:00pm - 6:00pm

(This lecture is open to the public.)

Location : Community Arts Auditorium, Art Building, WSU
Looping Gallery Crawl
6:30pm - 10:30pm

Shuttles provided by the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Crawl includes:
Exhibition: Impress(ed) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus; Krampus at Sisson Gallery, Henry Ford College
Exhibitions: Selected MAPC member Themed Print Portfolios on exhibit at galleries and venues that are not within walking range from Wayne State University.

DLECTRICITY Nuit Blanche Detroit
8:00pm - 12:00am

Nighttime Festival of Art + Light in Midtown Detroit!
http://www.dlectricity.com/about/
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to view this light exhibition, with shuttle service back to the conference designated hotels.

Saturday 9/27

Continental Breakfast
8:45am - 10:15am
Location : McGregor Memorial Conference Center, WSU
Registration
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location : McGregor Memorial Conference Center, WSU
Vendor & Publisher Fair 9:00am-12:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location : Community Arts Outer Gallery, WSU
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
10:00am - 5:00pm

Free Admission for attendees

Location : Detroit Institute of Arts
Panel: What the F… Does this have to do with Printmaking?!
10:00am - 11:30am

Chair: Melissa Haviland, Ohio University-Main Campus

Panel: College Art Association-Printmaker’s Contracts
10:00am - 11:30am

Chair: John J. Richardson, Wayne State University

Demo: Collaborative Mono-printing
10:00am - 11:30am

Chair: Rachel McCaulley, University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Lunch on Own ((Box Lunch option available upon registration)
11:30am - 12:30pm
Exhibition: The Artist’s Hand: Connecting Printmakers with Library Special Collections
11:30am - 3:00pm

Curator: Diane Sybeldon, Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, Wayne State University

Location : 3rd Floor Special Collections Room, Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University
Portfolio Review 4
11:45am - 12:30pm
Enjoy Midtown, Detroit on Own
12:30pm - 3:00pm

(Walking Map Provided)

Keynote Lecture: Judy Pfaff, Artist
3:30pm - 5:00pm

(This lecture is open to conference registrants ONLY.)

Location : Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall, Detroit Institute of Arts
Closing Reception at the Carr Center
6:00pm - 9:00pm

6-7pm: Reception in the Ford Gallery
7-9pm: Dinner/Awards/Music/Camaraderie in Knight Suite

Thursday 11/1

Registration
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Vendor’s Fair Set-Up
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Board Meeting
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Vendor’s Fair Set-Up
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Opening Receptions
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Vendor’s Fair Set-Up
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Print Event: The Print Factory: Nomadic Printervention
4:00pm - 7:00pm

The aim of The Print Factory is to engage a local audience with the printmaking process via hands-on demonstrations. We distribute original prints to our audience from blocks that have been donated by artists who contribute to our project. We encourage audience participation by inviting people to operate the presses themselves and urge passersby to collect one of our printed images. Each print is stamped on the back to identify it as a product of The Print Factory and displays the name of the artist who carved the image. As we print, we speak with our audience about the press we’ve built and the purpose of our project: that is, advocacy of the social significance of the multiple image, educating about printmaking’s role in history and the impact on civilization, and of course, how one of its most fundamental techniques is performed. The participant is further encouraged to seek out the artists on our online database to learn more about them. All of our contributing artists and their respective images are cata

Location : CAC Atrium
Opening Receptions
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
5:00pm - 6:00pm
MAPC Outstanding Printmaker
6:00pm - 7:00pm

James Butler, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University, was selected by the Mid America Print Council as this year’s Outstanding Printmaker. The Gallery will showcase an accomplished collection of his work including paintings, drawings and a variety of printmaking techniques in tandem with the 2012 MAPC conference, held this year at Southeast. Butler has been an active practicing artist for over 40 years. He works thematically, focusing on subjects that are part of his environment, from interior still life work to landscape imagery, quite often finding beauty in the ordinary.

Location : Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
Registration
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location : The Print Factory
Dinner on your own
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location : The Print Factory
Bowling Night
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Location : The Print Factory

Friday 11/2

Coffee/Registration
8:00am - 9:00am
Vendor’s Fair
9:00am - 10:00am
Registration
9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote Speaker: Juane Quick-to-See Smith
9:00am - 10:00am

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith will give the Keynote Lecture in conjunction with the exhibition featured in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum.

Location : Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum
Vendor’s Fair
10:15am - 12:00pm
Registration
10:15am - 12:00pm
Panel 1: Selling Out?
10:15am - 12:00pm

Moderator: Charles Beneke
Panelists: Denise Bookwalter, Bob Erickson, Lari Gibbons, Nicole Hand, Scott L. Smith.
Entrepreneurial initiatives in academic printshops are becoming more and more common and increasingly necessary. With dwindling budgets, a lack of institutional funding for shop equipment and student travel, and the need to promote our printmaking programs, we find ourselves playing the parts of both educators and entrepreneurs. This panel will investigate ways that academic printshops have integrated entrepreneurial practices into their shops and curricula. Panelists will address the successes and failures they have seen in their programs with the ventures that they have undertaken. They will discuss the ways these initiatives have benefited their shops and expanded the scope of their academic goals, but also question their effects on artistic integrity, additional demands on the curriculum, faculty, and facilities, and the distractions created from the hard work necessary for students to become

Location : Bedell Performance Hall
Panel 2 : The Beauty of Collaborative Studios: The Internship at Women’s Studio Workshop
10:15am - 12:00pm

Moderators: Amy Schmierbach, Melissa Haviland
Panelists: Carolyn Baginski, Bryn Sumner, Erin Woodbrey
As a young artist, it is important to expand ones education outside of the academic classroom. Internships are a great way to bridge the gap between a traditional education and the REAL world of ART. The Women’s Studio Workshop has offered internships to young women for over 20 years. These 4 to 12 month experiences have empowered hundreds of women to become strong artists, educators, community leaders, and entrepreneurs throughout the country. This panel will bring a few of these experiences to light. The courageous four founding woman brought together an innovative collaborative spirit to the printmaking community. In the midst of a male dominated art world, they banded together to create this safe art space for women to gather, make, and share their art. To continue this strong spirit they created a dynamic internship to continually impact young women’s lives, artwork, and teaching methods.

Location : Crisp Museum
Demo 1: Flock It! (Fuzzy Money)
10:15am - 12:00pm

Flocking is the application of small particles and fibers to an adhesive coated surface resulting in a soft velvety texture. This demonstration shows how screenprinting a layer of adhesive can allow for a variety of materials to be flocked. The demonstration will cover all technical aspects of the process including screen mesh count, the best types of adhesive, and the range of flocking material. Flocking has a long history in wallpaper printing and production dating back to the 17th century, and its popularity has waxed and waned from luxury to kitsch. Over time the technical process has evolved and flocking can now be found in industrially printed and produced goods including wallpaper, t-shirts, greeting cards, car interiors, and hunting decoys.

Location : Drawing Studio, RM 042
Demo 2: MetalSkate: Exploring Intaglio
10:15am - 12:00pm

Focusing on the process development of images engraved and etched in copper, Koichi will explore drawing on metal and the advantages of a resistant material. This demonstration takes the participant on a journey across the plate, moving with grace and confidence like a skater on ice. These tracings on metal will be documented and presented in video format allowing the process to be experienced from the artist’s point of view.

Location : Printmaking Studio, Rm 035
Vendor’s Fair
11:45am - 1:15pm
Boxed Lunches / Registration
11:45am - 1:15pm
Members Meeting
11:45am - 1:15pm
Demo 3: Stencil Springboard: Uniquely You
1:00pm - 1:30pm

Demonstrator: Jennifer Ghormley
Utilizing frosted Dura-lar and an x-acto blade, stencils can be as simple or complex as the artist intends. Once created, if treated with care, these stencils can withstand years of using, printing, washing out, and storing. Two of the many advantages to this process are that it uses NO chemicals, and you only need a few blank screens on-hand to produce many prints and images. Screenprint is highly accessible to artists of all sorts and has many avenues of expression - fine art, installation art, t-shirts, posters, graffiti, and more. Combining screenprints with mixed media adds a level of interest and creates unique prints. Ghormley has also developed her own secret ingredient that will surely make the audience say “ooh” and “ahh”!

Location : Drawing Studio, RM 042
Demo 4: Mokulito: Lithography on Wood
1:00pm - 1:30pm

Demonstrator: Eszter Augustine-Sziksz and Justyna Mazur
The wood lithograph is a relatively new technique developed in the 1970s by Ozaku Sehisi. A new feature of using plywood in place of a stone was the ability to complete a print without the aid of large printing presses, instead using hands and even feet. The method for prepping plywood will be demonstrated along with a presentation of the best rollers and inks to use. Mokulito is one of the most interesting printmaking techniques, full of mystery and surprises.

Location : Printmaking Studio, RM 035
Vendor’s Fair
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Registration
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Panel 3: NFS: Printmakers Reject and Reclaim the Marketplace
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Moderator: Nathan Meltz
Panelists: Tonja Torgerson, Joseph Velasquez
Throughout its history, printmaking has held a position in the marketplace quite different from other art media like painting, sculpture, and the plastic arts. Its inherent ability to create multiples has allowed printmaking to remain democratic in its dissemination and affordable to a diverse audience. From historical figures like Jules Cheret to contemporary print collectives like Just Seeds, printmakers achieve mass levels of communication by printing large editions and creating objects often viewed in the art market as less precious than their counterparts in the world of painting or sculpture.
Today, some printmakers are taking this stance of mass dissemination ever further, adding to it the distrust of the art object formulated by the work of the Situationists in the 1960’s and the contemporary writing of critics like Nato Thompson. Printmakers create works of a totally ephemeral nature, using disposable substrates in large editions

Location : Bedell Performance Hall
Panel 4: Appropriate Appropriation
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Moderators: Johntimothy Pizzuto, Sarah Sik
Panelists: Stephen Black, Cory Knedler, Sarah Whorf
The invention of the printing press by Johann Gutenberg in the mid-15th century arguably ushered in the first era of mass media. While the work of the printing press is to multiply objects and increase their accessibility, this very reproducibility opened the door for questions concerning the monetary value of the printed image, the intellectual rights of its maker, and the social right to cite, parody, and satirize the mass media that bombards the collective imagination.
The digital age exponentially increases access to information and enables a growing culture of individuals able to borrow freely from any source. Appropriation and fair use are timely subjects for a conference on entrepreneurship in printmaking and highly relevant for artists, educators and historians in this new frontier.
The format for the panel is itself an act of homage and appropriation, modeled on Steve Allen’s PBS series Meeting of the M

Location : Crisp Museum
Demo 3: Stencil Springboard: Uniquely You
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Demonstrator: Jennifer Ghormley
Utilizing frosted Dura-lar and an x-acto blade, stencils can be as simple or complex as the artist intends. Once created, if treated with care, these stencils can withstand years of using, printing, washing out, and storing. Two of the many advantages to this process are that it uses NO chemicals, and you only need a few blank screens on-hand to produce many prints and images. Screenprint is highly accessible to artists of all sorts and has many avenues of expression - fine art, installation art, t-shirts, posters, graffiti, and more. Combining screenprints with mixed media adds a level of interest and creates unique prints. Ghormley has also developed her own secret ingredient that will surely make the audience say “ooh” and “ahh”!

Location : Drawing Studio, RM 042
Demo 4: Mokulito: Lithography on Wood
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Demonstrator: Eszter Augustine-Sziksz and Justyna Mazur
The wood lithograph is a relatively new technique developed in the 1970s by Ozaku Sehisi. A new feature of using plywood in place of a stone was the ability to complete a print without the aid of large printing presses, instead using hands and even feet. The method for prepping plywood will be demonstrated along with a presentation of the best rollers and inks to use. Mokulito is one of the most interesting printmaking techniques, full of mystery and surprises.

Location : Printmaking Studio, RM 035
Vendor’s Fair
2:15pm - 3:00pm
Panel 3: Printmakers Reject & Reclaim the Marketplace
2:15pm - 3:00pm

Moderator: Nathan Meltz
Panelists: Tonja Torgerson, Joseph Velasquez
Throughout its history, printmaking has held a position in the marketplace quite different from other art media like painting, sculpture, and the plastic arts. Its inherent ability to create multiples has allowed printmaking to remain democratic in its dissemination and affordable to a diverse audience. From historical figures like Jules Cheret to contemporary print collectives like Just Seeds, printmakers achieve mass levels of communication by printing large editions and creating objects often viewed in the art market as less precious than their counterparts in the world of painting or sculpture.
Today, some printmakers are taking this stance of mass dissemination ever further, adding to it the distrust of the art object formulated by the work of the Situationists in the 1960’s and the contemporary writing of critics like Nato Thompson. Printmakers create works of a totally ephemeral nature, using disposable substrates in large editions

Location : Bedell Performance Hall
Panel 4: Appropriate Appropriation
2:15pm - 3:00pm

Moderators: Johntimothy Pizzuto, Sarah Sik
Panelists: Stephen Black, Cory Knedler, Sarah Whorf
The invention of the printing press by Johann Gutenberg in the mid-15th century arguably ushered in the first era of mass media. While the work of the printing press is to multiply objects and increase their accessibility, this very reproducibility opened the door for questions concerning the monetary value of the printed image, the intellectual rights of its maker, and the social right to cite, parody, and satirize the mass media that bombards the collective imagination.
The digital age exponentially increases access to information and enables a growing culture of individuals able to borrow freely from any source. Appropriation and fair use are timely subjects for a conference on entrepreneurship in printmaking and highly relevant for artists, educators and historians in this new frontier.
The format for the panel is itself an act of homage and appropriation, modeled on Steve Allen’s PBS series Meeting of the M

Location : Crisp Museum
Demo 3: Stencil Springboard: Uniquely You
2:15pm - 3:00pm

Demonstrator: Jennifer Ghormley
Utilizing frosted Dura-lar and an x-acto blade, stencils can be as simple or complex as the artist intends. Once created, if treated with care, these stencils can withstand years of using, printing, washing out, and storing. Two of the many advantages to this process are that it uses NO chemicals, and you only need a few blank screens on-hand to produce many prints and images. Screenprint is highly accessible to artists of all sorts and has many avenues of expression - fine art, installation art, t-shirts, posters, graffiti, and more. Combining screenprints with mixed media adds a level of interest and creates unique prints. Ghormley has also developed her own secret ingredient that will surely make the audience say “ooh” and “ahh”!

Location : Drawing Studio, RM 042
Demo 4: Mokulito: Lithography on Wood
2:15pm - 3:00pm

Demonstrator: Eszter Augustine-Sziksz and Justyna Mazur
The wood lithograph is a relatively new technique developed in the 1970s by Ozaku Sehisi. A new feature of using plywood in place of a stone was the ability to complete a print without the aid of large printing presses, instead using hands and even feet. The method for prepping plywood will be demonstrated along with a presentation of the best rollers and inks to use. Mokulito is one of the most interesting printmaking techniques, full of mystery and surprises.

Location : Printmaking Studio, RM 035
Open Portfolio #1
2:15pm - 3:00pm
Vendor’s Fair
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Registration
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Open Portfolio #2
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Vendor’s Fair
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Registration
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Open Portfolio #3
4:15pm - 5:00pm
First Friday / Gallery Hop
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner on your own
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday 11/3

Publisher's Fair Set Up
8:00am - 9:00am
Coffee / Registration
8:00am - 9:00am
Vendor's / Publisher's Fair
9:00am - 10:15am
Registration
9:00am - 10:15am
Panel 5: Altruism, Alms and Palms: Collaboration and Connection through printmaking in the Asia-Pacific Region
9:00am - 10:15am

Moderator: Michael Kempson
Panelists: Rabeya Jalil, Ben Rak
Printmaking practice in the vast and diverse Asia/Pacific region encompasses many cultural attitudes and practical approaches. This session offers insights into the activities of two educational institutions, one from Karachi and the other in Sydney, each significant art schools in their respective countries. Rabeya Jalil, from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, outlines two portfolio projects initiated to generate income for equipment infrastructure and to celebrate the value of collaborative learning. This was accomplished by mobilizing high profile Pakistani artists, highlighting the inherent selflessness of a fiscally poor but vibrant arts community. Ben Rak and Michael Kempson, from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, will offer two perspectives of a research based custom-printing workshop called Cicada Press. While addressing projects involving China, Thailand, Pakistan, Taiwan and New Zealand, the focus will be

Location : Crisp Museum
Demo 5: Make/Do: Opensource Printmaking Hardware
9:00am - 10:15am

Demonstrator: Michael Smoot
"Making Do" with what he could find at the local hardware store and using common hand tools, Michael Smoot decided to build his own printing press. It cost approximately $300 in materials and could be constructed by anyone capable of putting together an IKEA bookshelf. He will be handing out instructions, showing a video of how he built his press, and demonstrating the press in action.

Location : Drawing Studio, RM 042
Demo 6: The Yupo Matrix and Digital Ground: Off-Market Product Use for Innovative Printmaking
9:00am - 10:15am

Demonstrator: Margaret Craig
This demo will show printmakers how to use Yupo Paper and Digital Ground for Non-Porous Surfaces for off market purposes, producing innovative prints. Yupo is a plastic watercolor “paper” developed for the commercial graphics industry that can become a matrix for watercolor monoprint, collagraph, and digital transfer. Yupo will be used for a watercolor monotype, and then create a collagraph, printing the image with damp paper and a press. With this flexible base, digital ground for non-porous surfaces will be used to put inked plates through an unmodified inkjet printer for a combination of conventional and alternative printing processes; it will also be printed with wet paper and an etching press. This new material for the matrix will marry a spectrum of traditional and alternative creation as well as show digital transfer.

Location : Printmaking Studio, 035
Featured Speaker : Jay Ryan, the bird machine, inc.
9:00am - 10:15am

Jay will be speaking about his own route to making posters over the last 17 years, including his design and printing processes, as well as a look at selected "good" prints and some less-than-great posters he has made.

Vendor's / Publisher's Fair
10:30am - 12:00pm
Boxed Lunches / Registration
10:30am - 12:00pm
Panel 6: Student Panel: Making a Living in Art: A Discussion with Entrepreneurial Printmakers
10:30am - 12:00pm

Moderators: Nicole Geary, Matthew Presutti, Michelle St. Vrain
Panelists: J W Buchanan, Melissa Buchanan, Rachel Lackey, Johanna Mueller
With a bleak economic outlook affecting job opportunities, graduating art students face the question of how to continue their print work when academic facilities are no longer available. Compounding the issue is the big initial investment in traditional presses, with printmaking options few and far between in small communities. Student moderators will facilitate a discussion with several panelists who have found success in diverse ways. Whether the answer is to build a home studio, join or found an arts organization, or begin taking prints on the road, our panel will explore the problems faced by printmaking artists and some of the entrepreneurial solutions to our need for pressure to print.

Location : Bedell Performance Hall
Panel 7: Craft and Collaboration: Printmaking Outside Academia
10:30am - 12:00pm

Panelists: Mirka Hokkanen, Stephanie Smith, Josh Winkler
This panel highlights the diverse activities of three American printmaking organizations and their unique efforts to advance the art of printmaking both nationally and internationally. Mirka Hokkanen of Pica Doodle Press takes advantage of her on-the-go lifestyle by teaching print workshops all over the US and recently in Europe. She markets her work to fairs, galleries, and online communities through blogging and an Etsy shop. The Atlanta Printmakers Studio provides the Georgia community with classes, workshops, exhibitions, community outreach, internships and opportunities for emerging artists. Highpoint Center for Printmaking takes on a similar role in the upper Midwest providing Minneapolis/St Paul and surrounding areas with an artist co-operative, educational & community programming, a professional publishing shop (Highpoint Editions), and a public exhibition space.

Location : Crisp Museum
Demo 5: Make/Do: Opensource Printmaking Hardware
10:30am - 12:00pm

Demonstrator: Michael Smoot
“Making Do” with what he could find at the local hardware store and using common hand tools, Michael Smoot decided to build his own printing press. It cost approximately $300 in materials and could be constructed by anyone capable of putting together an IKEA bookshelf. He will be handing out instructions, showing a video of how he built his press, and demonstrating the press in action.

Location : Drawing Studio, RM 042
Demo 6: The Yupo Matrix and Digital Ground: Off-Market Product Use for Innovative Printmaking
10:30am - 12:00pm

Demonstrator: Margaret Craig
This demo will show printmakers how to use Yupo Paper and Digital Ground for Non-Porous Surfaces for off market purposes, producing innovative prints. Yupo is a plastic watercolor “paper” developed for the commercial graphics industry that can become a matrix for watercolor monoprint, collagraph, and digital transfer. Yupo will be used for a watercolor monotype, and then create a collagraph, printing the image with damp paper and a press. With this flexible base, digital ground for non-porous surfaces will be used to put inked plates through an unmodified inkjet printer for a combination of conventional and alternative printing processes; it will also be printed with wet paper and an etching press. This new material for the matrix will marry a spectrum of traditional and alternative creation as well as show digital transfer.

Location : Printmaking Studio, 035
Vendor's Fair
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Exchange / Portfolio Pickup
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Vendor's / Publisher's Fair
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Panel 8: Education Panel: Rubbing Shoulders
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Moderator: Kent Kapplinger
Panelists: Dr. Stephen Frech, Dr. Laurie Geller, Bill Harbort, John Volk
Artists are visual learners who require a combination of observation and application to feel self-assured in their medium. Learning the business side of art is really no different. Artists benefit from hands-on experience as well as rubbing shoulders with others who produce art, support the arts, or organize art events.
This panel will highlight a range of successful methods for introducing students to real-world business experience. Kent Kapplinger will discuss how the North Dakota State University Art/PEARS institute, through its collaborative print projects and workshops provides professional business experience to students, from writing contracts and scheduling artists to promoting print sales. Dr. Stephen Frech will describe ‘Entrepreneurship in the Classroom,‘ a course that launched a student letterpress business at Millikin University. Dr. Laurie Geller and Bill Harbort will describe NOTSTOCK, an annu

Location : Bedell Performance Hall
Panel 9: Surveying the Possibilities: from Co-ops to Private Presses
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Moderators: Joey Behrens
Panelists: Josh Daninn, Todd A. Irwin, Colin Roe Ledbetter
As the theme of the conference demonstrates, in addition to its long history of sharing ideas and resources, the printmaking community is made up of innovators. These innovators are people who have figured out strategies and developed resources to overcome the challenges they face. For graduating students, or anyone leaving an institutionally based shop, the first challenge is how to keep printing. One shop that kept the moderator printing, a non-profit co-operative called SaltGrass Printmakers, was started in response to this challenge. This panel will present the results of a survey of print shops and presses to examine why they form, the structure of the shop (i.e. non-profit community shops, co-operatives, private press), the partnerships they form, and the needs they fill. The focus will be to present different options and structures for starting a shop or press, how others have found niches from which to grow, and to h

Location : Crisp Museum
Demo 7: Cel Animation with Screen Print and Monoprint
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Demonstrator: David Wischer
David Wischer will demonstrate his use of screenprinting and monoprinting in creating stop motion animations. This demonstration will take the attendees through the screenprinting of backgrounds or environments, the registration and drawing of the monoprints, and the scanning and compiling of the final animation.

Location : Drawing Studio, RM 042
Demo 8: Paper Litho for Lift Ground Transfer and Mixed-Media Printing
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Demonstrator: Johntimothy Pizzuto
This demonstration will explore various applications of paper lithography for direct image transfer to paper or for more experimental transfers of imagery to a copper plate for intaglio printing. Simple approaches to printing will prevent premature deterioration of the paper matrix during sponging and inking and insure the ability to pull multiple strong impressions from the matrix. Different approaches to image generation will be covered, from hand drawn to digital copy or a combination of the two. Once an image is transferred to a copper plate, a process similar to straw-hat method is utilized. The demonstration will also utilize Richard Black’s registration method, making color registration simple and accurate. Combining relief, intaglio, and paper lithography becomes very fluid.

Location : Printmaking Studio, Rm 035
Exchange / Portfolio Pickup
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Vendor's / Publisher's Fair
3:15pm - 5:00pm
Panel 10: Entrepreneurship Panel: The Non-Profit/Commercial and Community Shop: A Celebratory and Cautionary Tale
3:15pm - 5:00pm

Panelists: Angee Lennard, Thomas Lucas
This panel has been designed as more of a conversation than as a presentation.

While we all love printmaking, we've had to don different hats to make our enterprises work. We will be talking about the skills we have or needed to learn to make these creative endeavors succeed.

This is an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about how to start up your own non-profit or business. We will share the realities of running a shop or non-profit organization. Rather than a show and tell, this panel is intended to be a conversation revolving around the nuts and bolts of what we were prepared for when starting out and what we weren't. Each one of the panelists has succeeded in networking and to some degree getting out of their comfort zone to make their enterprises work. Audience members will be encouraged to participate.

Location : Crisp Museum
Panel 11: Printer disciplinary Practices: A Panel Discussion
3:15pm - 5:00pm

Moderators: Robert Howsare, Cayla Skillin-Brauchle
Panelists: Kelly John Clark, Eric Dobbins, Leslie A. Grossman, Travis Janssen
Adaptability and risk-taking are two inherent qualities of the entrepreneurial spirit, For generations, printmakers have been at the forefront of technological innovation, dissemination techniques, and creation of artwork. Recently, we have seen a shift as printmakers are beginning to incorporate various art disciplines into their printmaking practice. In this panel, we will discuss the interdisciplinary methodologies utilized by young printmakers in transforming the two-dimensional print into a space that encourages interactivity through performance and spectacle. The versatility of printmaking allows for this synthesis of artistic disciplines while maintaining and simultaneously expanding upon the inherent qualities of print media.

Location : Bedell Performance Hall
Demo 7: Cel Animation with Screen Print and Monoprint
3:15pm - 5:00pm

Demonstrator: David Wischer
David Wischer will demonstrate his use of screenprinting and monoprinting in creating stop motion animations. This demonstration will take the attendees through the screenprinting of backgrounds or environments, the registration and drawing of the monoprints, and the scanning and compiling of the final animation.

Location : Drawing Studio, RM 042
Demo 8: Paper Litho for Lift Ground Transfer and Mixed-Media Printing
3:15pm - 5:00pm

Demonstrator: Johntimothy Pizzuto
This demonstration will explore various applications of paper lithography for direct image transfer to paper or for more experimental transfers of imagery to a copper plate for intaglio printing. Simple approaches to printing will prevent premature deterioration of the paper matrix during sponging and inking and insure the ability to pull multiple strong impressions from the matrix. Different approaches to image generation will be covered, from hand drawn to digital copy or a combination of the two. Once an image is transferred to a copper plate, a process similar to straw-hat method is utilized. The demonstration will also utilize Richard Black’s registration method, making color registration simple and accurate. Combining relief, intaglio, and paper lithography becomes very fluid.

Location : Printmaking Studio, RM 035
Exchange / Portfolio Pickup
3:15pm - 5:00pm
Closing Party
7:00pm - 12:00am
Location : Port Cape and Buckner Brewing