A Printstream Virtual Event
Thursday, August 18th at 7 PM ET / 6 PM CT
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Looking for insight on getting your books or prints into collections, fairs, or other distribution networks? Join MAPC and Women’s Studio Workshop for a virtual conversation on how to successfully sell your multiples, including perspectives from: Vin Caponigro of Snake Hair Press; Leslie Diuguid of Du-Good Press; Suzy Taraba of Wesleyan University; and Erin Zona of Women’s Studio Workshop. The panel will conclude with a roundtable discussion, responding to audience questions and providing their own strategies for success. As always, this PrintStream event is online and entirely free.
In their interdisciplinary practice, Vin Caponigro blends accessible and egalitarian concepts with ritual and performance to explore ideas of restriction and reproduction through writing, performance, and the creation of multiples. Caponigro’s research includes how those in power have used storytelling and reproducible media to control history, and how marginalized communities have used independent publishing to tell their own stories and fight back against oppressive systems. Caponigro currently lives and works on occupied Massachusett and Wampanoag land, where they operate Snake Hair, an independent publisher of zines and multiples.
Leslie Diuguid has embraced screenprinting as a medium because of its capacity for seemingly endless methods of expression and experimentation. In 2017, she founded Du-Good Press, New York’s first Black woman owned fine art printshop where she publishes and works with clients. She has since gained prominence collaborating with artists, designers, and illustrators to create innumerable lasting impressions in a space tailored to optimize versatility. The results are works of art that connect art, industry, and commerce.
Suzy Taraba is the Dietrich Family Director of Special Collections & Archives at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Over the past nearly 25 years, she has built a rich and varied collection of artists’ books, with particular strengths in social justice and environmental issues, among others. Wesleyan’s collection of artists’ books is actively used in teaching across the curriculum. Suzy holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Wesleyan as well as a master’s degree in library service from Columbia.
Erin Zona is a practicing artist with a special interest in research-based projects that utilize archives and special collections. As Artistic Director at Women’s Studio Workshop, Erin is responsible for the artistic integrity of all programs and projects; including WSW’s artist’s book publishing program, coordination of all exhibitions on and off-site, and panel selection for all competitive programs. Zona co-represents over 200 artists from WSW publishing catalog in the sales and distribution of artists’ books and is the lead artistic organizer of WSW’s upcoming 50th-anniversary program of events, including artist and curator management, exhibitions, publications, and related public events.
This virtual event may be recorded recorded for distribution. By attending this event, your consent in this recording process is implied. Note that this Printstream will take the form of a webinar-style zoom meeting, and attendees will not be able to speak or share their camera or screen. Attendees can only communicate by typing in the chat or Q&A windows. After the panel discussion portion of this event is complete, attendees’ chat questions will be read to the panelists by a moderator.
This event is organized by the Member Engagement Committee of the Mid America Print Council, which consists of both elected board members and volunteers. If you have questions or difficulty registering, email email@example.com with “PrintStream” in the subject line, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.