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Links of Interest

The Southern Graphics Council is the largest printmaking organization in the world. Their conferences were held in Knoxville in 1992 and 1995. The next conference will be March 25-29, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.

The Mid-American Print Council publishes an excellent journal twice a year and holds a conference every other fall. Their next conference will be in 2010 in Minneapolis.

The American Print Alliance is a national consortium of printmaking organizations, and publishes the journal Contemporary Impressions. presents a range of content relevant to the contemporary print artist, including artwork, news, resources, and critical discourse.

Inkteraction is an international networking site for printmakers, and inlcudes artist pages, residency and exhibition opportunities, blogs, videos and more. Many UTK Printmaking Faculty and students have pages on the site.

Art in Print is an electronic journal devoted to printmaking edited by Susan Tallman.

Georgia artist Bill Fisher has compiled an excellent resource of printmaking programs and print media artists. For the link CLICK HERE.

Below is a set of web links that are good resources for printmaking students seeking summer internships and workshops:

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
556 Parkway / Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Arrowmont offers print and book related art classes regularly through their summer sessions. Several assistantships are available. These are work assistantships (studio assistance, gallery installation, bookstore/storeroom sales, clerical, airport runs using the school van, etc.,) in exchange for room/board and tuition coverage. The assistantship does not cover material, lab fees or University fees for credit. To qualify for an assistantship, an individual must have at least four years of completed course work in one specific media. Summer assistantship applications are due April 1. Their Artist-In-Residence Program is designed to give pre-professional self-directed artists time and studio space to develop a major body of work in a creative community environment of students and visiting faculty. Five artists are selected annually to participate in this eleven month program. Applications are due February 1 for the following year.

Center for the Book Arts, New York, NY.
28 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
They have many classes on bookbinding and the letterpress. Some of interest;
Hands-on History of Type, When is a font not a font? Where is the lead in leading? Learn typographic history by experience as you hand set type and print it on a letterpress. See examples of early printing in The Center’s library. Students will come out of the workshop with a collaborative sampler of typefaces from The Center’s collection. Most classes cost about $100/day.

Frogman’s Printmaking Workshops
105 North 3rd Street
P.O. Box 142
Beresford, SD 57004
Held for two weeks each July, Frogman’s offers excellent one-week workshops in a variety of print processes by some of the nations best printmakers. The workshop fee is $600 for one week, plus a materials fee. College credit is available for an additional charge. Inexpensive housing is available in student dorms. Registrations are due at the end of April. UTK Faculty have taught in the program and recommend it highly.

Glasgow Print Studio
22 King Street
Glasgow, Scotland, G1 5QP
Glasgow Print Studio Offers classes in relief printing, etching, lithography, and screenprinting. Each class meets 7 times on week-day evening for 2 hours. The classes are offered 4 times each year. No printmaking experience in necessary. Cost is less if you are a member of the studio. Artists or students may become a member of the studio, allowing them access to the facility and its materials.

Lower East Side Printshop
306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
The Lower East Side Printshop is a not-for-profit workshop that promotes and advances the art of printmaking. They provide open access to professional printmaking facilities, financial and technical assistance to artists, innovative education programs, and public lectures and exhibitions. Their internships allow students to become involved in all aspects of running and maintaining a vibrant and diverse non-profit printmaking workshop. All of the following internships are unpaid, but can be coordinated for college students to receive credit at their academic institutions.

Penland School of Crafts
P.O. Box 37
Penland, NC 28765
Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books, drawing, photography, printmaking, and other mediums. The school also sponsors artists' residencies.

Pyramid Atlantic:
A Center for Printmaking, Hand Papermaking and the Art of the Book

8230 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Pyramid Atlantic offers an internship program for college students. Internship offers students the opportunity to gain experience in a professional studio while fulfilling academic requirements. Interns develop new skills and knowledge by assisting visiting artists, workshop faculty and staff in the studios and administration. Interns are involved in the papermaking, bookmaking, printmaking and graphic arts activities of Pyramid's ongoing programs. They assist instructors, prepare materials, install exhibitions, assist with special events (such as a national Book Arts Fair and the Making Connections program) and assist administratively. On weekends, students may take numerous one or two day workshops of their choosing. Interns are unpaid, but receive free workshops (weekends and longer Summer Institute classes)with nationally recognized teachers who are a part of Pyramid's Faculty.

Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop is a not-for-profit workshop that provides open access to professional printmaking facilities, publishes editions by noted assistance artists, and offers innovative education programs, and public lectures. Their internships allow students to become involved in all aspects of running and maintaining a vibrant and diverse non-profit printmaking workshop. All of the following internships are unpaid, but can be coordinated for college students to receive credit at their academic institutions.

Santa Reparata International School of Art
Santa Reparata International School of Art is in Florence, Italy offers an internship that is worth 3 undergraduate or graduate credit hours for a three week session. Classes are six hours a day, five days a week. The shop has strengths in intaglio and monoprint processes. The use of computer generated images is highly encouraged. Students are housed in nearby apartments with single and multiple occupancy options.

Scuola internazionale di grafica
Calle Seconda del Cristo, 1798
30121 Venice, Italy
Located in Venice, Italy, this school has a printmaking and book arts assistantship. Responsiblites include maintenance of studio, preparation of materials and assistance to international students. Applicants must have a BA or BFA with concentration in Printmaking or Artist Books and should have an intermediate academic level of Italian. You are provided with accommodations, $285 a month stipend, access to materials and facilities.

Women’s Studio Workshop
P.O. Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
This is the women's studio workshop. It's two hours north of New York City, in a 100 year old house surrounded by marsh and woodland. They offer fellowship grants which include $200 per week plus materials and on site housing, with unlimited access to studios. Other grants are offered. The Women's Studio Workshop is a full service shop with strengths in bookmaking. They also have regular visiting artists and exhibits.

Zea Mays Printmaking
221 Pine Street 3G4
Florence Massachusetts 01062
One of the reasons I like this place is because it is small. 6 is the maximum participants, only two faculty members (with frequent guest artists), and they offer private lessons. They also offer workshops for teachers (if you are interested in becoming one) such as printing without a press. They also use non-toxic printmaking.


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