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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

PRINT Alumni at Tamarind Institute

UNT CVAD is proud to announce recent accomplishments of two alumni at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography. Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists.

Alumna Jaime Durham (BFA 2014) studied Studio Art with a concentration in printmaking. She was newly appointed as an apprentice printer at Tamarind. Jaime has had experience at P.R.I.N.T Press, as well as Yozo Studio in Dallas. She has been professionally trained in lithography, letterpress, intaglio, relief, silkscreen and monotype printing.

Read more about Jaime at Tamarind here.

In addition to Jaime Durham’s outstanding accomplishment, we are also proud to learn that alumnus David Villegas (MFA 2017) is participating in Tamarind’s Summer Workshop this July.

The summer workshop is a 4-week intensive emphasizing aluminum plate lithography. Acceptance to the program is competitive.

David received his MFA this past spring. David was a graduate assistant at P.R.I.N.T from 2016 –17. He also assisted several collaborations at P.R.I.N.T for his coursework in the Printmaking area.

Congrats to our many excellent CVAD alumni!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Congratulations Jaime Durham!

Tamarind's new apprentice printers:
Jaime Durham and Amanda Morris
Congratulations  Jaime Durham! Jaime Durham (BFA 2014) was one of two people selected to continue from the Printer Training Program to the Master Printer Apprentice Program at the Tamarind Institute.

About the program:
Students who have successfully completed the Printer Training Program may apply for admission to the Master Printer Apprentice Training Program, a year-long apprenticeship in Tamarind's professional workshop. A limited number, typically one or two student printers, are selected to stay on for an additional year of training in Tamarind's professional workshop. Apprentice printers collaborate with and print editions for visiting artists, participate in shop management, and conduct an extensive research project, under the supervision of the master printer and workshop manager.
Apprentice printers who successfully complete a second year apprenticeship at Tamarind are certified as Tamarind Master Printers.

About Jaime Durham:
Jaime Durham is a Texas born-and-raised artist, printmaker and coffee addict. She attended the University of North Texas in Denton where she received a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in printmaking. Jaime’s work experience includes “printernships” at P.R.I.N.T Press in Denton, Texas and Yozo Studio in Dallas, Texas. She has been professionally trained in lithography, letterpress, intaglio, relief, silkscreen and monotype printing. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Congratulations Jessica Gengenbach!

BFA student and PRINT Press Intern Jessica Gengenbach received an internship at Art Farm in Marquette, Nebraska. Art Farm's program offers farmhouse accommodations and a workspace for interns to pursue their artwork. In addition to her studio time, Jessica will assist the resident artists and contribute to the renovation and maintenance of Art Farm's buildings and grounds.

Jessica will intern August 1st through September 1st. Congratulations Jessica!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thank you to Intern Jessica Gengenbach

P.R.I.N.T Press thanks Jessica Gengenbach for serving as an intern in spring 2017. Jessica is Printmaking major who is graduating this semester with her BFA. Here she writes about her role in several major projects:  

Working at P.R.I.N.T Press was different from what I'd done before in my classes at the University of North Texas. Printing someone else's edition was a unique experience because all of the artistic decisions have already been made before I arrived, and my job as a printing assistant is to match the "right to print," or RTP. This is a print which the artist and master printer have produced, which represents the standard for the rest of the edition.

Working at P.R.I.N.T. allowed me to focus on improving my precision and technique in intaglio, and also develop skills for organizing and managing large editions. There were so many things that I learned in every stage of production, that I just wouldn't have gotten printing my own work.––Jessica Gengenbach 

When I print my own work I spend the majority of my time in the process of finding the final image, by altering the plate proofing different colors. I am inventing and making aesthetic decisions, up until I'm ready to print the edition. In other words, I put most of my energy into the part of a project which, at P.R.I.N.T, is done by the artist and master printer. My job was executing their vision and print the edition; however, editioning is where I usually turn my brain off and let my hands do the work.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thank you to Intern Samuel Cowan!

P.R.I.N.T Press thanks Samuel Cowan for serving as an intern in spring 2017. This was Sam's second semester working at the press. A BFA candidate with a major in Printmaking, Sam worked on several projects:  
Another semester has now come and gone and my time at P.R.I.N.T has gone with it. The experience I have gained over my year with P.R.I.N.T will prove to be an invaluable tool when shaping my own professional practice and standards of operation. I have been so thankful for the opportunities provided to me through the press to work with visiting artists and assist in the production of their work. It has been a busy academic year with the introduction and conclusion of Jeffery Dell's laser cut wood block project, and edition printing for visiting artist Linda Ridgway and Katherine Brimberry of Flatbed Press. . .

Sunday, May 7, 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!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Make Colorful Monoprints in Colorado!

Create unique, one-of-a-kind monoprints by combining traditional and cutting-edge approaches in this one-week workshop at Anderson Ranch in Colorado. Workshop participants will use the Anderson Ranch Fabrication Lab and the Patton Print Shop to examine how laser-cut stencils, blocks and overlays can expand the possibilities of a painterly, playful and multilayered approach to making hand-pulled prints.

New Approaches to Monoprinting is taught by Lari Gibbons, an artist who explores new and traditional approaches to printmaking through collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. She is Professor at the University of North Texas and also directs P.R.I.N.T, a nonprofit fine art press. She received an M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

For more information, see https://www.andersonranch.org .

UNT Printmaking students can now get course credit for approved workshops through ASTU 4302 / 5302: Printmaking Remote Research, which formalizes the off-campus experience into a series of projects that focus on demonstrating new technical skills, presenting awareness of contemporary practices, documentation of professional development, and participating in professional networking opportunities.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Thank you to our helpers!

We owe a debt of gratitude to the many people who assisted the Jeffrey Dell project at P.R.I.N.T:

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. And of course, P.R.I.N.T couldn't do anything without Angela Vanecek (Studio Administrative Coordinator), Robert Jessup (Studio Chair), and Ursula Williams (Web Strategist).

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.

Thank you everyone! We couldn't do it without you!

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!