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Monday, January 18, 2021

SGCI Makeready Virtual Even Call for Participation

Call for Participation for MakeReady, a Virtual SGCI Event
April 10th and 11th, 2021
Apply by February 15th to:
Lead a panel
Hold a demonstration
Submit pre-recorded content

We invite you to submit your proposals relating to our 2021 theme, MakeReady! The Virtual Event will happen via Zoom; Panels and demos will happen live, and pre-recorded content will also be featured throughout the conference. We welcome spoken word,  performance art, and musical performances in addition to printmaking demonstrations, discussions, and more! Help us create a new format for sharing, connecting, and collaborating! The Virtual Event registration is FREE with a Tier 2+ membership.

Please Note:

• Thanks in part to the generosity of our donors, SGCI will be providing modest honorariums for each presenter.
• There will not be a Round 2 Call for Participation; panelists will compile their own panel
• Conference events will be juried by the membership! All Tier 1+ Members will be able to log into MakeReady to vote for the content they want to see!
• To keep the Rhode Island submissions in place for jurying in 2024, we are holding a completely new call with the new theme of MakeReady. 

Find out more about how the Call for Participation works here; find out more about how panels and demos are structured on our Conference FAQ page.


Registration for the Virtual Event will be FREE to all Tier 2+ members!

Sign up for your membership today to begin accessing member benefits!

Upon registration, you will be sent a unique Zoom ID. Registration will open in the coming months.

Learn More!
Submit your Proposal!

Friday, January 15, 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Jacob Taylor Gibson Selected for Printin'

                                                                                                                  Jacob Taylor Gibson's woven lithograph/screenprint

Congratulations to Jacob Taylor Gibson for having artwork selected by juror Aaron Coleman for the exhibition Printin' at the St. Louis Artists' Guild. 

The St. Louis Artists' Guild
St Louis, MO
January 15 through Feb 20, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Remote Contact Conference // Extended Deadline for Proposals



EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS – NOW DUE THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2021. Proposals from current undergraduate and graduate students, in the United States and abroad, are being accepted. Students who graduated during the 2019-2020 academic year are also invited to submit proposals and to attend the symposium.  


INQUIRIES? Contact remotecontact2021@gmail.com 

The symposium will include a keynote address by Miranda Metcalf, founder of the printmaking podcast pine|copper|lime; a plenary presentation by Umberto Giovannini, Director of the Opificio della Rosa, a printmaking studio based in Morciano di Romagna, Italy; and a second plenary presentation on “Playing Cards as Drivers for the Development of Print in Europe,” co-presented by University of Tennessee, Knoxville art history faculty members Kelli Wood and Sean Roberts. We look forward to receiving your proposals.

Students are invited to submit proposals for a variety of symposium events including

·         Five panel sessions on a range of topics

·         Three virtual printmaking exhibitions curated by students

·         Time-based program featuring films and animations using print media

·         An exchange portfolio

The symposium will also include a Friday evening social virtually hosted by the Remote Contact Steering Committee as well as a Saturday Night Virtual Dance Party with Sarah Shebaro, “Mini Tiger.”


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Jacob Taylor Gibson's work at the University of Texas at Tyler

Jacob Taylor Gibson's Falling Grace, Lithograph/Screenprint

Congratulations to Jacob Taylor Gibson (UNT Printmaking MFA 2023) for having artwork selected by juror Benjamin M. Hickey for the exhibition 36th Annual International Exhibition at the University of Texas Tyler's Meadow's Gallery.

36th International Exhibition
Meadow's Gallery
University of Texas - Tyler
January 19 through March 5, 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021

Jacob Taylor Gibson selected for Americas 2021: Paperworks

Woven lithograph/screenprint, Happy Birthday, by Jacob Taylor Gibson

Congratulations to Jacob Taylor Gibson 
(UNT Printmaking MFA 2023) for having artwork selected by juror Aaron Coleman for the exhibition Americas 2021: Paperworks at the Northwest Art Center in Minot, ND.

Americas 2021: Paperworks
Northwest Arts Center
Minot State University, Minot, ND
January 15 through Feb 26, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Congratulations Lavender Rathman!

Congratulations to recent alumna Lavender Rathman (BFA 2020) who just acquired a 24x48 Tabletop Takach Garfield Etching Press.  We can't wait to see the prints you make!  Cheers!

Friday, December 11, 2020

UNT Printmakers awarded CVAD Scholarships

Congratulations to Printmaking students who were awarded CVAD Scholarships!

The Peggy La Verne Chavellier Graduate Scholarship Fund
Awarded to Jacob Gibson, MFA 2023

The Voertman-Ardoin Fellowship
Awarded to Jacob Gibson, MFA 2023

The Voertman-Ardoin Scholarships in Art
Awarded to Aaron Pozos, MFA 2022

The Cora Stafford Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to John Cervantes, BFA 2021

The Curtis McCaffity Memorial Endowment for the Arts
Awarded to Jacqueline Walker, BFA 2022

The Edward and Betty Matil Scholarship
Awarded to Jacqueline Walker, BFA 2022

Monday, November 30, 2020

Call for Applications: MFA in Studio Art with concentration in Printmaking at UNT

Prints by current MFA graduate students Jacob Taylor Gibson and Aaron Pozos

The Printmaking Program at the University of North Texas seeks applicants for the MFA in Studio Art with concentration in Printmaking.

MFA Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 (for enrolling in Fall 2021).

Graduate Study in Printmaking at the University of North Texas is a broad and intensive experience for artists engaging in traditional and expanded printmaking processes interconnected with all studio disciplines. The printmaking area is a vibrant community of individuals from a variety of artistic and geographic backgrounds. Art faculty serve as mentors for graduate students in developing conceptual, formal, and technical excellence through studio practice, critical dialog, and professional development. Our students also take graduate courses in art history including one specifically oriented in the History of Printmaking taught by Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace. Our MFA candidates build experience by participating in exhibitions, portfolio exchanges, printmaking conferences, workshops, collaborations with visiting artists, and other professional activities.

UNT Printmaking Faculty and Staff include:
Andrew DeCaen, Associate Professor & Printmaking Program Coordinator. www.andrewdecaen.com

Lari Gibbons, Professor. www.larigibbons.com
Thomas Menikos, Printmaking Technician. www.menikos.com
Sydney Webb, Adjunct Instructor. www.sydwebbstudios.com
Kazuko Goto, Adjunct Instructor 

MFA Alumni Selections:
Luke Ball. http://lukeballart.com
Jessie Barnes. http://jessiebarnesart.com
Laura Drapac. http://laurahdrapac.com
Sarah Ellis. http://www.sarahellisart.com/
Aunna Escobedo https://www.aunnaescobedo.com/
Logan Hill. http://loganpatrickhill.com
Adam Palmer. https://www.ro2art.com/adam-palmer.html
Zackary Petot. http://www.zackpetot.com/
Linda Santana. http://lindaluciasantana.com
Kay Seedig. https://www.kaylaseedig.com/
Cat Snapp. http://catsnapp.com
Melody Vaughan https://www.melodyvaughanprintmaker.com/about
Jon Vogt. http://jonvogt.com
Chris Wallace. www.southpaw-press.com

Printmaking Studios and Equipment:
Our new beautifully-lit studios are carefully managed and maintained by our Printmaking Technician. The printmaking studios occupy 5700 square feet divided into a large space for relief, intaglio, monotype, and lithography processes, a space for screen print and artist’s books, a space for letterpress, and ancillary spaces including a darkroom, acid room, screen washout room, spray booth room, and critique spaces. In addition to these community spaces, we have a separate 700 square foot MFAPrintmaking Space. Studio Art graduate students also have additional Private MFA Studio Spaces clustered to foster interdisciplinary dialog, networking, and collaboration. Students also utilize CVAD’s Digital Printing Lab, Digital Fabrication Lab, and 4th Floor Wood Shop. (click highlighted links above for photos or each of the printmaking studio spaces.)

UNT printmaking equipment includes:
18" x 36" Takach etching press 
36" x 60" Charles Brand etching press
30" x 50" Charles Brand etching press
26" x 50" Charles Brand etching press
16" x 30" Charles Brand etching press
Whelan P100 XPress Pro etching press
Gordon letterpress
SP-15 Vandercook letterpress
30" x 50" Charles Brand lithography press
32" x 56" Takach lithography press
Two 30" x 44" Printmaking Machine Company lithography presses
WSL A2 photopolymer platemaker
NuArc Trilite Tri-Light 42x60 exposure unit
NuArc MSP 3140 exposure unit
NuArc 40-1KS exposure unit
A large selection of lithography stones (up to 30" x 24" in size)
Hydraulic lift (1000kg max)
A substantial collection of recently resurfaced professional rollers and brayers
30" x 48" light table
36" Prexto plate shear
22" x 32" hotplate

Visiting Artists:
Visiting artists, scholars, and critics are an integral part of our college’s pedagogy. Students gain direct exposure to national and internationally known artists and scholar through lectures, private studio visits, critiques, seminars, demonstrations, and collaborative projects. Some CVAD visiting artists include:

Magdalena AbakanowiczTsuyoshi AnzaiBe Another LabMarion BelangerKatie Bell Charles Beneke Alexandre BirchlerErika Blumenfeld Clarissa BonetLouis CameronAnnette CarlozziValerie CasselNick CaveBethany CollinsLia CookKyle deCampDan Dicaprio Mark DionJill DownenNatasha EganJames EhlersJeff Elrod Asya GeisbergDorothy Gill-BarnesHock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of BirdsSusan Goethel-CampbellGary GriffinAnn HamiltonTrenton Doyle HancockNicole HandAna Lisa HedstromAnna Hepler Dave HickeyPat HickmanTeresa HubbardTom HuckSophie KhanMark KlettAndrew KuebeckLady Tech GuildDerek LarsonTim LazureBeili LiuSharon LoudenWhitfield LovellRoberto LugoBeauvais LyonsMary Ellen MarkDavid McGeePhyllis McGibbonFrances Adair McKenzieJiha MoonAshley Nason Robyn O’NeilDennis OlsenRichard PattersonSondra PerryChris RamsayAlan ReidMinna Resnick Lee RenningerMatthew RitchieDario RobletoAlison SaarHumberto Saenz Brandon Sanderson H SchnenckJean ShinKiki SmithLaura Splan Juergen Strunck Sarah SzeDemitra ThomloudisPenelope Umbrico Michael VelliquetteFred WilsonMartha WilsonBhakti Ziek

Studio Art Research Resources:
The UNT campus offers professional research resources including exceptional studios and equipment, professional galleries, student galleries, a digital fabrication lab, a textiles digital fabrication lab, the UNT Rare Book Collection, and UNT Elm Fork Natural Heritage Collection of taxidermy specimens. The surrounding Dallas and Fort Worth areas offer world-class art museums including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Trammel Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art among many others. The region has a vibrant contemporary art gallery scene that you can begin exploring at Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas and here at Fort Worth art Dealers Association . There are many other cultural and aesthetic research resources in the area. If you let me know your interests, I can share more specific ideas too.

Teaching Opportunities for Graduate Students:
Our Graduate students have opportunities to gain professional experience while earning a stipend to support their education. The Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available in the CVAD Foundations Program. Graduate Teaching Assistants lead hands-on studio sessions for a section in four foundations Art and Design classes under the direction of a Lead Faculty Member. Non-teaching Assistantships may also be available on a limited basis. Graduate Teaching Fellowships in Printmaking have typically been available in the third year.

Studio Art Department https://cvad.unt.edu/studioart
College of Visual Art and Design https://cvad.unt.edu/
Toulouse Graduate School https://tgs.unt.edu/toulouse-graduate-school
UNT Printmaking Blog: http://untprintmakingblog.blogspot.com/

All prospective graduate students interested in our program are encouraged to contact Andrew DeCaen, the Printmaking Program Coordinator.  We are happy to set up Zoom or Facetime virtual tours of our studios. Please share this post with people you think may be interested in applying.

CVAD Access Hours after Thanksgiving Break

CVAD Access Hours November 30 - December 11, 2020

CVAD Buildings (Art Building and Oak Street Hall):  M-F 8am- 5pm
CVAD Student Computer Lab: M-F 8am-5pm

Monday, November 23, 2020

The Career Roundtable Sessions on Zoom

CVAD Foundations and the UNT Career Center present:
The Career Roundtable Sessions on Zoom 
December 4, 11am-12:30pm

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Printmaking Rotating Topics: The Printed Book

There are still room to register for Printmaking Rotating Topics: The Printed Book,  ASTU 3601.502, with Syd Webb this Spring 2021!

The purpose of this course is to create artist books in edition. Students will learn both printing and bookbinding techniques.  Learn how to make polymer plates!  Learn how to make book structures!