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Monday, September 29, 2014

P.R.I.N.T featured in NT Daily

P.R.I.N.T Press is featured in the current issue of the NT Daily. The article includes photos of the shop an interview with staff and students working at the press. Check it out here!

Friday, September 19, 2014

P.R.I.N.T at MAPC 2014

Michelle Samour and Erika Adams, Aggregations III
Work published by P.R.I.N.T is featured in the exhibition Impressed at The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery in Dearborn, Michigan from September 5 to 26, 2014.

A closing reception will take place September 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in conjunction with the Mid America Print Council 2014 Biennial Conference at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. There will be free shuttles taking attendees to all galleries participating in MAPC's Gallery Crawl. Join us there!

The exhibition celebrates the release of the book American Printmakers, written by Ashley Rooney and Stephanie Standish and released by Schiffer Publishing. The book showcases notable presses and printmakers in America.

The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is located in Room 3070 ML, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, Michigan 48128-2406

Friday, September 12, 2014

New Subscription Program

P.R.I.N.T Press invites you to become a member of our new subscription program. Memberships will support residencies in which emerging and renowned printmakers will publish works at P.R.I.N.T every fall semester with the assistance of students and faculty from UNT's Printmaking program. Every spring semester, P.R.I.N.T will continue to publish work with master printers and artists from a range of disciplines.

Inaugural visiting printmaker Nicole Hand will create a limited edition of hand-pulled prints during her week-long residency. Nicole is a Professor of Art at Murray State University in Kentucky, where she teaches printmaking, bookbinding and drawing.

Membership Levels
Ten memberships are available at two levels for fall 2014. Supporters receive the following:

. One signed limited edition fine art print by Nicole Hand
. Private invitation to visit the shop during the production of the print
. Invitations to all public events associated with the program

. Additionally, one select print from our archives by artists such as Erika Adams, Terry Allen, Anitra Blayton, Kathy Grove, Michael Miller, Gladys Nilsson, or Robyn O'Neil. Please inquire for the complete list of specific prints available through this program.

Membership fees directly support the collaboration by funding honoraria, travel, per diem, materials, promotional material, and events.

Nicole's visit is made possible in part by Core Drawing, Printmaking and P.R.I.N.T Press.

Download information about the new subscription program here. Contact us here.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fall 2014 Season

Shop Hours: fall 2014 hours resume on Monday, August 25 and are MW 2 – 5 pm, T 8 AM - 5 PM.

Nicole Hand, Habitual Element
Visiting Printmaker: Nicole Hand
Collaboration from October 20 to 24, 2014 at P.R.I.N.T Press
Lecture on Monday, October 20 from noon - 12:50 PM in Sage 116
Open House on Thursday, October 23 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at P.R.I.N.T Press
Download info about the new subscription program here.

P.R.I.N.T Press at MAPC 2014
September 5 – 26, 2014 with a closing reception September 26 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, Dearborn, Michigan

Detailed information after the jump:

Monday, August 18, 2014

Thank you summer Printing Assistants!

(L – R) Luke Ball, Lari Gibbons and Melody Vaughan
Not pictured: Jon Vogt
It was a busy summer at P.R.I.N.T Press and we have many assistants to thank! From May to July graduate students Luke Ball (MFA 2015), Melody Vaughan (MFA 2016) and Jon Vogt (MFA 2015) helped us print ten editions! 

(L – R) Jaime Durham, Amy Fillipp and Eileen Fritz
Meanwhile, undergraduate printmaking majors Jaime Durham, Amy Fillipp and Eileen Fritz helped us cut out hundreds of intricate printed shapes and stacks of interleaving, glassine and paper for upcoming publications.

Thank you to our summer crew!

More images of our summer "vacation" here

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summer Shop Improvements

UNT Machinist Tracy Lynch at P.R.I.N.T
Thank you to CVAD's Dean and Department of Studio for enabling P.R.I.N.T to repair shop equipment this summer!

UNT Machinist and Tool Maker Tracy Lynch made new stop bars for our American French Tool Press. Stop bars prevent heavy steel beds from sliding out of presses. We are so grateful for Tracy's work as it will make our press safer to operate for many years to come.

Tracy also helped us make alignments to one of our antique iron hand presses. We're so fortunate to have talented and helpful Machinists Tracy Lynch and Kurt Weihe at UNT!

Lastly, we worked with Rotadyne to recast and refurbish four rollers. To all the printmakers out there: bring on the transparent flats and split fountains, we're ready!

Refurbished rollers
For more pictures of our shop improvements, check out this Facebook link. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Work in Progress for Kiki Smith

Work in progress for Kiki Smith
A sneak peek of our work-in-progress for Kiki Smith at P.R.I.N.T Press. This animation shows each plate of a CMYK separation printed in its respective color followed by the finished image. It's one of several photo intaglios that we are printing for her this summer.

This animation shows the same plates printed in succession to create the finished image. Plates are printed from lightest to darkest: yellow, magenta, cyan and key (black).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Thank you to Intern Jaime Durham

 Jaime Durham's test for Gamblin's Sepia relief ink
Interns play important roles at P.R.I.N.T Press; they support every collaboration, exhibition and project that we host. In this essay Jaime Durham (Intern and Printmaking BFA candidate) shares her thoughts about her second semester working at the press: 
"I cannot believe my year at P.R.I.N.T Press is already up. If it is possible, my second semester at P.R.I.N.T Press flew by even faster and was even busier than my first. Time flies when you’re having fun and my experience at P.R.I.N.T has been nothing less than an amazing and fun learning experience. . . 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thank you to Intern Leigh Garcia

Intern Leigh Garcia testing Gamblin inks at P.R.I.N.T Press
Leigh Garcia (Intern and Printmaking BFA candidate) shares her thoughts about her internship at the press:
"This past spring semester, I was granted the privilege to intern at the Printmaking Research Institute of North Texas (P.R.I.N.T Press). During that time, I not only learned about the function of a professional printmaking studio, but also the amount of work that goes into running a successful shop. . . 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Thank you Kiki Smith!

Kiki Smith
Thank you to IAA artist-in-residence Kiki Smith, who returned to UNT and worked with P.R.I.N.T Press staff and student assistants. Kiki Smith is the 2013-14 artist-in-residence for UNT's Institute for the Advancement of the Arts.

During this visit, printmaking students Luke Ball, Anna Peterson and Melody Vaughan worked with faculty member and director Lari Gibbons to proof plates. Additionally, interns Jaime Durham and Leigh Garcia worked with shop coordinator Laura Drapac to provide additional support to the project.

For more photos, check our facebook page.