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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Show Me Your Printshop!

Photo: Lisette Chavez, Show Me Your Printshop!
Thank you to Lisette Chavez for featuring P.R.I.N.T Press on Show Me Your Printshop!

Lisette created Show Me Your Printshop! to share information about printmaking studios: "When you visit a new printmaking studio, are you often curious to see how supplies, presses and work areas are organized? This group is for those who are interested in improving their printmaking areas or planning to build a studio."

Thank you to Lisette for creating and maintaining this popular forum for discussion and for showing our press!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Congratulations David Villegas!

MFA Candidate David Villegas was accepted to participate in the Tamarind Institute's Summer Workshop. This is a highly competitive, four-week workshop for teachers and students of lithography in techniques for successful printing with aluminum plates. Congratulations David!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Congratulations Sam Cowan!

Congratulations to Samuel (Sam) Cowan, who gave a poster presentation at University Scholars Day as an Undergraduate Research Fellow. Entitled New Technologies in Fine Art Printing, his presentation was the summation of research he completed this academic year.

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship program is made possible by The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of Research and Economic Development, and the Honors College. Way to go, Sam!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Internship available, fall 2017

Intern Annavittoria Connor at the press
An internship at P.R.I.N.T Press is available to a UNT BFA candidate / Printmaking major for fall semester 2017. It requires 10 hours per week for 3 credit hours. Duties include assisting staff and visiting artists on special projects and events. This semester, special consideration might be given to students with intaglio printmaking experience.

For more information, contact Lari Gibbons, professor and director of P.R.I.N.T Press.

Former and current interns include . . .
Annavittoria Connor
Samuel Cowan
Jaime Durham
Nathan Eclavea
Eileen Fritz
Leigh Garcia
Jessica Gengenbach

From the Registrar's Schedule of Classes and official Course Catalogue:
ART 4450.753
(26294) CRE V
3 hours
In-training programs offered in cooperation with approved business and professional houses. Students wishing credit must have instructor approve plan. Term reports required of students and employers.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing. May be repeated for credit.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Thank you Jeffrey Dell!

Visitors pulled relief and screen prints inspired by Dell's work
Thank you to Jeffrey Dell who collaborated at P.R.I.N.T Press to produce an limited edition of fine art prints entitled Transit using laser-cut woodblocks and screenprint on Yupo paper.

Our Open House release party featured a demo and allowed visitors to make their own relief or screenprint inspired by the artist. We also provided free take-aways such as buttons and stickers. Check out photos of these events on our Facebook page!

Jeffrey Dell was assisted by MFA candidates Jessie Barnes, Sarah Ellis, Christina Kellum, Zackary Petot, Kayla Seedig, and David Villegas; and BFA candidates Christin Clemons, Samuel Cowan, Jessica Gengenbach, Xiao Liu, Samarpan Majarhan, Grady McConnell, Cameron Tanner; and faculty/staff Lari Gibbons, Thomas Menikos, and Syd Webb.

This project was made possible by the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and UNT's College of Visual Art & Design.

Free buttons and stickers for visitors

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Open House with Jeffrey Dell

This Open House will feature a demo and live, interactive printing for attendees. Visitors can make their own inspired take-away print using provided materials. Jeffrey Dell will present new work, featuring a laser-cut woodblock printed in multiple colors on layers of translucent paper.

When: Thursday, April 6 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Where: P.R.I.N.T, University of North Texas, Oak Street Hall Annex, 1120 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201 (click for map)
Free: Open to the public

Web: print.unt.edu
Info: see Facebook event
Phone: (940) 565-2485
eMail: print@unt.edu

This project is made possible by the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and UNT's College of Visual Art & Design.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Make a Difference: Give to P.R.I.N.T Press

P.R.I.N.T is a non-profit educational institution. Our programming is made possible by donations, sales, and grants. When you support P.R.I.N.T, you provide important opportunities for our students and community.

Want to donate online? Here's a direct link: https://one.unt.edu/

Want to learn more? Contact Susan Sanders (CVAD's Development Director) or Lari Gibbons (P.R.I.N.T Director and Printmaking faculty member) to learn how you can make a difference.

UNT's Division of Advancement can provide more options for giving to UNT.

Thank you for making P.R.I.N.T's programming possible!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

P.R.I.N.T at SGCI's Publish or Perish

Scott Ingram, C.S.H #9 Saarinen
Thank you to Rich Gere and Holly Greenberg for organizing Publish or Perish at the Marcia Wood Gallery in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council International print conference in Atlanta, Georgia! The exhibition featured prints from University Master Printing/Collaborative Workshops, including Small Craft Advisory Press – Florida State University, Full Court Press – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Lake Effect Editions – Syracuse University, P.R.I.N.T. – Print Research Institute of North Texas – University of North Texas.

Thank you to Rich Gere and to Dusty Herbig, Rich Gere, Ryan O'Malley, Denise Bookwalter, and Jack-Arthur Wood Jr. for all your hard work putting together the show!

Highlights from P.R.I.N.T included work by Scott Ingram (above), Susan Goethel Campbell, Sedrick Huckaby, and Jiha Moon.

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Rich Gere also chaired a panel discussion at Kennesaw State University exploring how several programs across the country develop and manage these resources, goals for the collectives, publishing and how these projects align with department and university initiatives. Panelists included Denise Bookwalter, Dusty Herbig, and Ryan O'Malley.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Director Lari Gibbons at SGCI

P.R.I.N.T Press Director Lari Gibbons spoke on the SGC International Sponsored Panel chaired by Kevin Haas of Washington State University. This panel provided examples and defenses for the print studio as a multifaceted learning environment where art practice, project management, budgets, safety, and administration are all at play. Participants included: 

Kevin Haas (panel chairperson), Professor, Washington State University
Lari Gibbons, Professor and Director of P.R.I.N.T. Press, University of North Texas
Jill Graham, Printmaking Technician and Master Printer, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Angee Lennard, Founder and Director, Spudnik Press Cooperative
Nicolette Ross, Studio Manager, Spudnik Press Cooperative

Work by Lari Gibbons was also included in Uncertainty Principle, a portfolio organized by Sean P. Morrissey and Lenore Thomas. The project reflects the dynamic field of printmaking by inviting artists who fluidly work across or at the edge of disciplines to apply their aesthetic and conceptual vision to the multiple, representing the ability of the print to move from one point to another in terms of execution and definition. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Collaboration with Susan Goethel Campbell wins Prix de Print!

We are pleased to announce that P.R.I.N.T's collaboration with Susan Goethel Campbell was selected for the Prix de Print in the March/April issue of Art in Print. Entitled Aerial: Other Cities #9, this limited edition woodblock print with perforations is also featured on the cover of the issue. 

For the Art in Print competition, an outside juror selects a single work to be the subject of an article in Art in Print. The competition gives artists and publishers the opportunity to have their work seen by a global audience of curators, collectors and peers, and to be discussed within a context of serious art criticism and history. 

The juror was Katie Michel of Grenfell Press, a printer and publisher of artist’s books and limited edition prints founded in 1979. Katie serves on the board of the International Print Center New York. 

Susan Goethel Campbell’s project at UNT was a true collaboration. Photography Professors Dornith Doherty, Paho Mann, and Adam Neese worked with Director Tracee Robertson to select Susan Goethel Campbell's work for the UNT Art Galleries show, Permanence / Impermanence. Susan delivered a talk at the Gallery and worked on Aerial: Other Cities #9 at P.R.I.N.T. After the exhibition, Susan returned to install her pieces in the Fibers Dye Garden, where she worked with Professor Lesli Roberston. 

Student assistants include: Justin Archer, Jessie Barnes, Nathan Eclavea, Sarah Ellis, Zack Petot, Kayla Seedig, Melody Vaughan, and David Villegas.

A photograph of the winning print is on P.R.I.N.T’s website. 

Congratulations to all!