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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sneak preview from Linda Ridgway

Image: Linda Ridgway
Master Printer: Katherine Brimberry
Photo: Teresa Rafidi

Printing assistants include: Jessie Barnes, Sarah Ellis, Jessica Gengenbach, Isabel Lee-Rosson, Zackary Petot, Kayla Seedig, David Villegas, Sam Cowan and Jessica Gengenbach. 

Sponsors include: CVAD's Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Series; Department of Art Education and Art History; Department of Design Core Design; Department of Studio Drawing and Painting, Fibers, Printmaking, and Sculpture areas; and special thanks to Flatbed Press!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Contemporary Print

PrintAustin invites you to enter our 5th annual juried international exhibition “The Contemporary Print” to be held at O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press Headquarters during PrintAustin 2018.

The Contemporary Print exhibition is a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, Photo Polymer Plate and Monotype. Solely Digital and Photographic Prints are not eligible but feel free to contact us with any questions

Organizer: PRINTAUSTIN Collective
Venue: The Contemporary Print held at O2 Space @ Flatbed Press Headquarters Austin, Texas
January 20 –February 17, 2018
Opening Reception: January 20, 6-8pm

JUROR: This is the first time The Contemporary Print will be accepting international artists and we are excited to have our first juror from the United Kingdom. Dr. Paul Laidler is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) and Senior Lecturer in BA Illustration / MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking, University of the West England, Bristol, United Kingdom. The main focus of Paul’s academic activities stems from the close relationships that exist between technology, ideas and making in the graphic arts – particularly in the area of digitally-mediated print and its many offshoots. He contributes to critical discourse in print as a curator and arts writer, and is an associate editor for the Intellect Journal Drawing Research Theory and Practice. His research explores the impact of digital technology within the field of fine art printmaking, focusing on the advantages of using the traditional collaborative print studio model when generating and realising physical artefacts in the digital age. Over the years Paul has worked on print projects for artists such as Richard Hamilton, Lesley Dill, Joe Tilson, Gordon Cheung and Stanley Donwood.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Artists' Book Competition Call for Entries - UNT Special Collections

UNT Special Collections would like to announce a call for entries for the 10th Biennial Artists' Book Competition. The purpose of this competition is to encourage the development of students' work in the medium of artists' books, to foster the creation of artists' books, to reward excellence and creativity in the medium, and to build the collection of artists' books in the UNT Libraries' Special Collections.

Entries will be accepted in two categories: a Student Purchase Prize category and a Non-Student category. One winner will be selected from each category, but the $400 purchase award will only be given to the winner of the student category. Honorable mention awards will be given in each category, at the discretion of the jurors. Additional entries from both categories may be selected for purchase, dependent upon availability and budget restrictions of UNT Special Collections. All entries must have been created within the last two years to be eligible.

Works must be delivered to Willis Library December 4-15, 2017.

An exhibit of all entries will be on display in Willis Library from January 8-March 9, 2018.

For further information about eligibility, entry procedures, and entry forms, please visit the Call for Entries event page. Any questions regarding the competition and exhibit can be directed to Mandy.Rausch@unt.edu.

To view past competition winners, visit the Artists' Book Competition online exhibit.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 940-565-2769 or specialcollections@unt.edu.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

2018 DIGIFAB Symposium Call for Submissions

The North Texas Digital Fabrication Group is excited to announce the call for submissions for our Third Annual Symposium, to be hosted by the Texas Woman's University Department of Visual Arts. The 2018 Symposium will include an extra day this time around, with the dates set as April 20 and 21 (Friday and Saturday).

The theme we have chosen is "Humanizing the Digital", which is intended to both celebrate ways that technology-based processes are connecting us to things beyond technology, and widen the circle of those involved in the conversation. We envision a symposium where a diverse range of speakers represent a cross-disciplinary range of topics within the overall theme. The session formats include presentations, panels, and workshops. And we encourage session structures that create space for dialogue to happen throughout.

The deadline for proposals is 10/30/17. Please pass the call along to anyone who might have an interest in proposing, and please reach out to anyone who you think would have something to contribute, but who might not see themselves as being connected to digital fabrication. Here are links to both the call, and the online proposal form, and there is a PDF attached if you want to print out the call and distribute it.

We can't wait to see what this amazing community will come up with! 

--The NTDF Symposium Planning Committee:
Colby Parsons, Julie Libersat, James Thurman, and Danielle Avram

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Introducing our crew

Meet this semester's team (L – R): Emily Moyer, Thomas Menikos, and Lari Gibbons.

Emily Moyer is this semester's graduate assistant at PRINT and a first year printmaking MFA candidate from Denver, Colorado. She has previously taught children’s workshops at the Art Students League of Denver, participated in printmaking workshops at the Tamarind Institute and Frogman’s Print Workshops, and has contributed to her printmaking community by organizing group print exhibitions and co-chairing Month of Printmaking in Denver. We are thrilled to welcome Emily Moyer to our north Texas community!

Friday, September 8, 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!

Monday, August 28, 2017

P.R.I.N.T's Fall 2017 hours

Welcome to the fall semester!

P.R.I.N.T is open:
  Mondays from 8 – 11 a.m. and 3 – 5 p.m.
  Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  Wednesdays from 8 – 11 a.m.

We are available by appointment. Please contact us via email.

Admission is free. Metered parking is available on Oak and Fry Street. Free parking is available on public streets in adjacent neighborhoods. You can also check UNT Visitor Parking Services.

P.R.I.N.T is closed for all university holidays and closures. These include Monday, September 4 for Labor Day and November 23 to 26 for Thanksgiving. We close December 7, 2017 for winter break. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance 9/25 deadline!

What: Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance
4th Biennial Symposium: COMMUNITY / CRAFT / CONCEPT

When: April 19 - 21, 2018
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017

Where: Washington State University / Pullman, WA
University of Idaho / Moscow, ID

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Papers, Demonstrations, Portfolios

The 2018 RMPA Biennial Symposium will be held at Washington State University and the University of Idaho, just a short 8 miles apart from each other in the southeast corner of Washington State, and northwestern edge of Idaho, in a region know as the Palouse. The exhibitions, panel discussions, demonstrations, and exchange portfolios of this symposium will revolve around the theme of COMMUNITY/CRAFT/CONCEPT. This 4th RMPA Symposium will celebrate these topics that collectively encourage experimentation, dialogue, collaboration, shared expertise, and the dissemination of ideas.

Submissions are open for papers, demonstrations, and portfolios that address these themes, with a deadline of September 15, 2017. Please send Name(s), Email, Presentation Title or Demonstration Title, a 250 Word Abstract, a CV, and no more than 3 jpegs to rmpa2018@gmail.com.

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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.