Upcoming Online Program: A Conversation with Master Printer Phil Sanders
On September 18th the WPC presented its very first virtual Zoom program, an online conversation with Smithsonian American Art Museum curator of prints and drawings Alex Mann on the work of artist Chiura Obata. The program was a resounding success both in numbers of participants and the quality of the presentation.
We’re excited to offer our second virtual Zoom program on Friday, October 16 at 11am with Phil Sanders, a collaborative master printer, author, artist, educator, and arts business consultant. Print education and printer training has been a long term focus for Sanders who has trained printers at workshops in the US and abroad. Sanders lectures and teaches workshops regularly on art, printmaking, collecting and the business of art. He is also the author of Prints and Their Makers, a definitive publication on contemporary collaborative printmaking, published by Princeton Architectural Press and distributed by Chronicle Books.
Sanders’ online conversation will focus on work currently in process in his studio. He will also show artworks that he has done with artists over the past 25 years. Sanders has worked as a collaborating Master Printer with hundreds of artists and produced several thousand works, many of which are contained in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Library of Congress and Yale University Art Gallery among others. The presentation will conclude with an opportunity for participants to ask questions.
Please register for the program on Eventbrite. A Zoom link will be emailed to you via Eventbrite before October 16th. If you are not familiar with Zoom, please download the free app to your computer or tablet now and explore the tutorials that are on the Zoom website.
Art Events of Note
IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair, online from October 7 through November 1. The IFPDA Fair, the world largest international art fair dedicated to printmaking from the 15th century to today, is offering their first hybrid online/in-person edition. Visit the IFPDA website calendar of talks and events organized for the “Print Week” in NYC that has now morphed into “Print Month” and the associated IFDA Print Fair.
Paper Routes, exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, October 8, 2020, to January 18, 2021. Paper Routes, the sixth installment in NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series, showcases contemporary artists working on paper. Featured artists in the exhibition respond to the many uses and cultural associations of paper – from protest signs to packaging, lottery tickets and wallpaper – approaching the medium in varied ways. The NMWA has reopened and the exhibition can be viewed in person.
Jacob Lawrence – Three Series of Prints, online exhibition at The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, September 2 through December 18. In his graphic work, as in his paintings, Lawrence (1917-2000) turned to the lessons of history and his own experience. From depictions of civil rights confrontations to scenes of daily life, these images present a vision of common struggle toward unity and equality. Please follow the Washington Print Club’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to learn more about exhibitions, online lectures, and other events of note.If you have virtual offerings and other resources from cultural institutions you would like to share with WPC members via Facebook, Instagram and future WPC Bulletins, please contact Nancy Hirshbein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay healthy and safe!