Malaspina Printmakers (on Granville Island) in Vancouver is 40 years old. It’s an artist-run centre whose mandate is to support the development of printmaking as a contemporary art form and promotes and preserves traditional print practice.
Their current show,
features works from the seven founding members. And they thought, where do we go from here?
In 1975, Gary Bowden, Chris Brady,
Bob Evermon, Monique Fouquet, Michael Joliffe, Deborah Koenker and Renee Van Halm were all associated with the Vancouver School of Art, which is now the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Malaspina Printmakers came out of their desire to apply for funds for an international print exhibition. They took the initiative to found the structure of the non-profit, including the incorporation, purposes and bylaws.
Forty years later, many of these people have moved on from Malaspina Printmakers, but the centre continues to support the fine art of printmaking.
International Fine Print Dealers’ Association (IFPDA) Print Fair. Lectures, conversations, exhibitions, tours and more exhibitions , about fine art printmaking. all
From a conversation with
Kiki Smith to the International Mini Print Exhibition at Manhattan Graphics to the New York Public Library’s exhibition there’s a whole lot of buzz about fine art printmaking in New York City right now. Printing Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers (1570-1900)
There are, of course, numerous dealers and galleries selling work. But even if you don’t have the cash to buy a
Beatriz Milhazes woodblock and screen print from Durham Press…..
….or a Chagall lithograph from
William Weston Gallery…..
….the IFPDA is a little bit on heaven on this November earth.
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