Monday, February 24, 2014

Traveling fellowships

Would you like money to travel abroad?

Apply for the Myrtle Power European Traveling Fellowship 
The Hohenberg Traveling Fellowship

The deadline for the submission of the application packets is March 21st. at the Student Life Office

I have the information in the Printmaking Office

Juried show

No Entry Fee / Purchase Award
OffLINE Space, 21 Ludlow Street, NY NY

Deadline for Entries: March 1, 2014

Exhibition Dates: May 14- June 8
Akua Inks is proud to announce their first exhibition, "Pushing The Limits," an exhibition that will display works which transcend the traditional practices of printmaking. Our mission is to not only produce quality, safer materials for printmakers, but to facilitate a greater appreciation and understanding of contemporary printmaking. By expanding upon the context in which printmaking is typically viewed, "Pushing The Limits" will highlight the versatile contemporary print practices and works happening today such as mixed media prints, artists books, digital media, animation and installation.
Maddy Rosenberg is an independent international curator and artist. She is the founder and Executive Director/Curator of CENTRAL BOOKING, a two-gallery space in New York's Lower Eastside. She has curated numerous exhibitions including, "Text Out of Context" at the Hewitt Gallery of Art at Marymount Manhattan College and "Narrative Sequences" at The Center for Book Arts in New York. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for her international multi-venue curatorial project, "New York/Paris DIALOGUE Paris/New York".
Susan Rostow is a New York City artist and the inventor of Akua Inks.

"I would like to encourage everyone to submit their work to be considered for this exhibition.  Central Booking is the gallery where I show my work and it will be a great honor to see an entire exhibition devoted to printed pieces made with  the ink that I created".  -Susan Rostow
Speedball Art Products will be sponsoring this exhibition. There are no entry fees.             

Purchase Award: One work will be purchased for Speedball Art Products' permanent collection.
There will be a printed and online catalogue of this exhibition.
All media, 2D and 3D which incorporate printmaking and Akua Inks are eligible. 

Artists may submit up to three images. Images must be available for the exhibition - no substitutions. Artists will receive acceptance/rejection notification to the email provided on the entry card. Akua Inks reserves the right to disqualify accepted pieces that appear inaccurately represented in the submission photo. 



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Haydee Landing, Consuelo Gotay, Lizette Lugo, Osvaldo de Jesús

Using visual metaphors articles

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Artist to research

Lenox Dumbar 

Katherine Polk


The First WVU Print Club Exchange and Exhibition

All print processes accepted
All submitted prints will be collected and redistributed for the portfolio exchange

PAPER SIZE: 11”x10”

INCLUDE: Name, Title, School, Return Address with the printed edition

School of Art and Design
1 Fine Arts Drive
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506

MAPC Mid america Print Council conference 2014

This conference will be on Sept. of 2014 in Detroit Michigan 
Please check the link below

Summer workshops

3 Unique Workshops worth understanding 

In This Issue
Lithography for Artists
Collograph: Smart, Neat and Elegant
Platinum/Palladium reliably

These 3 workshops offer unique approaches to some of printmaking's historically most challenging processes and do it with ease, terrific results and whole new creative latitude. Please take a moment to learn a bit more about each one. You might just find yourself working in a way thought was never for you.

For a complete list of workshops click here: MAS online
Sippel Working
Jeff painting marks on waterless plate
June 30-July 4, 2014

Jeff is a world treasure when it comes to lithography. He knows all too well the labor and chemical intensive work of stone lithography which makes him the perfect advocate for the more direct and vastly simpler forms of Waterless plate lithography and Mokulito - Japanese wood plate lithography.
These are mediums for painters and monoprint artists, people who have no interest in the technical, time consuming approaches of classical stone lithography. Put simply, these approaches are a blast - quick, direct, great way to capture and express marks and make imagery. It is nothing like what you might think. The work can stand on its own or easily be incorporated in to monoprints, mixed media or used to create collage elements.
Lennox Dunbar print
Painted Intaglio Print
July 14-18, 2014

First and foremost, Lennox is just one of those rare human beings: smart, creative and a true gentleman. From the moment Lennox came to the US to show me his process I knew this guy had something special to offer. I could not believe his prints were collagraphs. Beautiful surface, articulate marks and images, rich and multicolor as if they had gone through the press 20 times. He calls them Painted Intaglio and it is a most apt term.

His processes allows plates to be reworked in many ways, have and area that is too dark you can lighten, too light you can darken, add marks, remove marks. his approach is simply captivating and unexpectedly simple.
Don with family
Too few pictures of me. What else is new?
May 26-30

New! I am announcing this a bit prematurely but it is time to let the word out. Some of you may have noticed a growing connection between MakingArtSafely and photography. I always felt these were two mediums separated at birth, but inseparable in their strong connection to works on paper. My newly developing relationship with Jon Cone along with processes like Direct-tp-Plate are allowing me to open the studio to both - photography and printmaking.

This approach to making gorgeous platinum-palladium prints makes use of Cone's newest ink set, formulated and dialed in for making negatives.There is more informatin online now and more to come.
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Thank you for having an interest in printmaking that is safer, and of lower more manageable environmental impact. Amazingly these newer approaches and materials are more highly creative and much friendly to you and your budget.


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Santa Fe, NM 87505

Monday, February 10, 2014


Blackburn Exchange Show:
Juried by Devraj Dakoji
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: February 19th 
Show dates: April 4 - 29, 2014

RBPMW invites members to submit work to a special exhibition juried by Devraj Dakoji. Members of the workshop know Devraj in many hats: teacher, mentor, printer, artist, friend. We're lucky to have his experienced eye guiding our upcoming show, which will be hosted by the Ink Shop Printmaking Center in Ithaca, NY. For important dates, along with submission guidelines, please see our website:
Devraj Dakoji was born in Dharmojudan, Andhra Pradesh, and has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world. He was appointed as Chief Supervisor of Graphic Studios, Dept. of Art in New Delhi in 1977 and as Commissioner of the 2nd Graphic International Print Biennial, Bhopal in 1991. He has been a part of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop for many years, teaching many classes, organizing international portfolios and printing for Robert Blackburn while he was alive.

Coming Up in Blackburn 20/20

There Can Be Only One:
Recent RBPMW Monoprint Publications
February 11 - March 9 
Reception: March 8th 6-8 pm

Blackburn 20/20
323 West 39th St. Fl. 5
Also at EFA:
T. 212-563-5855 x 221 
F. 212-563-1875
EFA Project Space
T. 212-563-5855 x 244
F. 212-563-1875
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Frogman News

Friends of Froggy:

Welcome Back!  It's been two months since our last update and there's a lot to share.

Congratulations to Courtney Sennish from the California College of the Arts for winning this year's Graduate Student Scholarship!  As the winner, Courtney will have a solo show during this summer's workshop and have her fees for one workshop waived.

In addition to Courtney's show, we have many exhibitions scheduled for this summer's workshop.  To see our list of exhibitions please visit:  We are also taking proposals for two exhibitions to be held in the I.D. Weeks Library Galleries.  Proposals may be for portfolios, solo exhibitions, or small group (two to three artists) exhibitions.  Preference will be given to prints; however, one of the spaces may accommodate artist books.  Proposals must arrive at Frogman's by Friday, February 28th.  Selected proposals will be announced Friday, March 14th.

The deadline to submit designs for Frogman's Design Scholarship is Saturday, March 15th.  For more information about this opportunity please go to:

A special thank you to Ashton Ludden of Tennessee, Amanda Maciuba of Iowa, and Laura Grossett of Colorado. With their help, we've archived over 1,100 prints from Frogman's collection.  In exchange for their help, they will each be attending this summer's workshop.  If you or one of your colleagues would like to help archive the collection, please contact me at or at (712) 352-2423.  Eventually, we envision the entire collection being available as an educational tool in the form of an searchable, online database.

Frogman's is also excited to announce that we have participants coming to the workshop this summer from two new countries, China and New Zealand.  Courses are starting to fill up so don't hesitate.  To register, please call or go online to:

I realize this was a very long, information-packed note, so feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions.

See you this summer!

Jeremy Menard, Director
Frogman's Print Workshops
829 Timbercrest Drive
Council Bluffs, IA  51503
(712) 352-2423 / (605) 310-6548 (Cell)