Speakers and Awards
- Alison Saar
- La Ceiba Grafica
- Lesley Dill – SGCI Lifetime Achievements in Printmaking Award
- Judith Solodkin – SGCI Printmaker Emeritus Award Recipient
- Margo Humphrey – SGCI Printmaker Emeritus Recipient
- Frances Myers – SGCI Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award
- John Risseeuw – Honorary Member of the Council Award
- La Ceiba Grafica, Rafael Ruiz Moreno, Per Anderson, and Martin Vinaver – Print: Community and Sustainability Award
- Redline Milwaukee, Lori Bauman and Steve Vande Zande – Print: Community and Mentorship Award
- David Jones, Anchor Graphics – Print: Maker
- Russell Jankowski – Supporter in Print: Patron
- Cissie Peltz, Peltz Gallery – Supporter in Print: Dealer
Alison Saar Los Angeles, California
Thurs, March 21 9-10:30 am
UW-Milwaukee PSOA ZELAZO 220 (Concert Hall)
Los Angeles based Alison Saar has exhibited in many galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, United States Artist Fellow for 2012 and two National Endowment Fellowships. Her art is represented in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She studied art and art history at Scripps College and received an MFA from the Otis Art Institute.
La Ceiba Grafica Coatepec, Veracruz
Thursday, March 21, 4:15-5:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee PSOA ZELAZO 220 (Concert Hall)
La Ceiba Grafica is a non-profit studio and residency program by the association “Artistas Veracruzanos Bajo La Ceiba” headed by Per Anderson and Martin Vinaver. It’s located in a small town in the state of Veracruz called Coatepec, located 4 hours east of Mexico City, 2 hours from Veracruz City. This residency and print studio is housed in the old Hacienda of La Orduña. Dating back as early as the 16th century, it once existed as a headquarters to the processing of sugar cane and coffee. After many years of being abandoned, a proposal to the government led to the granting of the hacienda to a project of creating an art center whose focus was primarily on graphic arts including lithography, intaglio, Moku Hanga Japanese woodcut, and papermaking.
SGCI Lifetime Achievements in Printmaking Award:
Lesley Dill New York
Friday, March 22nd, 9-10:30am
MIAD Room 320
New York based Lesley Dill is an artist, printmaker and sculptor who exhibits nationally and internationally. She has received awards including an Anonymous Was a Woman Award, a Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Artist Production Award, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, a Drawing Award in the Printmaking category from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her work is in collections around the country including the Art Institute of Chicago, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum. Dill graduated from Trinity College and received a MA from Smith College and a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.Photography by Ed Robbins. Courtesy of the Artist and George Adams Gallery, New York.
SGCI Printmaker Emeritus Award Recipient:
Judith Solodkin, Solo Impression Inc. Bronx, New York
Friday March 22nd 2:30-3:30 pm
MIAD River Level – Frederick Layton Gallery
Judith Solodkin is an artist, printmaker, teacher, publisher and founder of Solo Impression Inc., a fine arts print studio located in Riverdale (Bronx), NY. Through Solo Impression she and now Master Printer Rodney Doyle have collaborated with and published work for artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Christian Marclay, Whitfield Lovell, Nancy Spero, Andrea Zittel, and many others, with printed works represented in major museum collections internationally. Solodkin was the first woman to graduate from Tamarind Institute as a Master Lithographer. In addition to mentoring interns through Solo Impressions she currently teaches at School of the Visual Arts and Pratt Institute.
SGCI Printmaker Emeritus Recipient:
Margo Humphrey Hyattsville, Maryland
Friday March 22nd 4:15-5:30 pm
MIAD Room 320
Margo Humphrey is an award winning artist, printmaker and author whose work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the MacArthur Foundation, the Smithsonian and the National Gallery of Art in Lagos Nigeria, among others. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Stanford University and her BFA from CCAC in painting and printmaking. She has taught at numerous outstanding institutions and currently serves as Head of Printmaking at University of Maryland at College Park.
SGCI Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award:
Frances Myers Madison, Wisconsin
Exhibition reception: Wed. March 20, 5-8pm
INOVA, KSE, UWM
Frances Myers is a print and multi-media artist who exhibits internationally and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department. She is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and H.I. Romnes and Kellett Mid-Career Awards from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work is in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Chicago Art Institute, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and Musee des Arts Decoratif, Paris. Throughout her prolific career she has continually reinvigorated her studio research and her teaching through experimentation with unusual materials and new technologies – digital prints, installation and video.
Honorary Member of the Council Award:
John Risseeuw is Professor of Art at Arizona State University where he has taught papermaking, book arts, and printmaking since 1980. He directs the Pyracantha Press, founded in 1982 as the book arts imprint of ASU; his own Cabbagehead Press was founded in 1972. His prints, books, and collaborative works, many on handmade paper, have been exhibited and collected widely. The Library of Congress has purchased an archive of all of his works on paper and books.
Publications referencing his work include Elspeth Lamb’s Papermaking for Printmakers; Sarah Bodman’s Creating Artist’s Books and A Manifesto for the Book; Betty Bright’s No Longer Innocent; The Complete Printmaker, by Ross, Romano, and Ross; and Thelma Newman’s Innovative Printmaking. He was founding president of the College Book Art Association and has served on the Board of Directors of Hand Papermaking magazine.
Over four decades, his art has touched on political and social themes, including corruption, equal rights, environmental abuse, fascism, illegal wars, arms proliferation, and sheer idiocy. Some works are prompted by more current fears, observations, and anger, but all are executed in a journalistic sense; the artist as witness. Recent prints and a limited edition book about landmines, victims, and detritus of war were executed on paper made from the clothing of victims, plant fibers from the minefields, and the shredded currency of nations that make the landmines. That project has generated over $20,000 in fundraising for agencies that assist mine victims and work for mine clearance.
Host Defined Awards
Print: Community and Sustainability Award
La Ceiba Grafica, Rafael Ruiz Moreno, Per Anderson, and Martin Vinaver
La Ceiba Gráfica is located in the mountain town of Coatepe in the state of Veracruz, Mexico and was founded in 2005 as a non-profit studio and residency program by the association “Artistas Veracruzanos Bajo”. La Ceiba Gráfica, strives to encourage the creation of art and to contribute to helping the public gain access to the arts and art-making regardless of an individual’s economic situation. The residency and print studio is housed in the old Hacienda of La Orduña. Dating back as early as the 16th century, it once existed as a headquarters to the processing of sugar cane and coffee. After many years of being abandoned, a proposal to the government led to the granting of the hacienda to a project of creating an art center whose focus was primarily on graphic arts including lithography, intaglio, Moku Hanga Japanese woodcut, and papermaking.
Print: Community and Mentorship Award
Redline Milwaukee, Lori Bauman and Steve Vande Zande
RedLine Milwaukee is an urban laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art as it stimulates the creative potential of the local community to which it is linked. Through residency, education, outreach and exhibition programs with a focus on socially relevant topics, RedLine inspires and impacts new generations of cultural and civic transformers. RedLine Milwaukee was founded by local artists Lori Bauman and Steve Vande Zande in October 2009. Goals of professional development, access and social justice are met through RedLine’s programs: residency, exhibition and education. The 22,000 square foot building includes exhibition space, artist studios, a community print shop and paper making studio, a computer lab, and classrooms. Milwaukee’s only artist-in-residence program, RedLine houses ten emerging artists, five mentoring artists, a resource artist (Scientist), six teenage residents and several visiting artists annually.
David Jones, Anchor Graphics
David Jones, Executive Director and Master Printer of Anchor Graphics has actively collaborated with and published works for artists such as Eric Avery, Phyllis Bramson, Enrique Chagoya, Sue Coe, Margo Humphrey, Ellen Lanyon, Julio Larraz, Kerry James Marshall, Gladys Nilsson and Jim Nutt, Hollis Sigler, and Karl Wirsum. Printmaker’s collaborative projects include; Steve Campbell, Tony Fitzpatrick, Teresa James, Anita Jung, and Audrey Niffenegger. The Anchor Graphics facilities which has been housed on the Columbia College Campus in Chicago, provides student, faculty, and community, classes and workshops, academic internships, exhibitions, artist residencies, visiting artists lectures, open studio time, publishing and collaborative projects. For nearly 25 years Anchor Graphics and David Jones’ work as a printer/maker has been integral to printing, print innovation and publishing in the Midwest and nationally. Anchor Graphics also hosted “Global Implications”, SGCI Conference in 2009.
Supporter in Print: Patron
Biographical Info coming soon!
Supporter in Print: Dealer
Cissie Peltz, Peltz Gallery
Cissie Peltz, a nationally known cartoonist, opened Peltz Gallery on Milwaukee’s East Side in July 1989. Since then she has been committed to representing artists working in print and has enjoyed a long relationship with several fine art presses, including; Anchor Graphics, Landfall Press, Paulson Bott, Pace Prints, Tandem Press, Tamarind Institute, Sharks Ink, Edition Schellmann, John Szoke Editions, and more. The gallery maintains a large inventory of museum quality original lithographs, etchings, relief, and photo process prints, including the diverse works by; Bosman, Caporael, Carnwath, Warrington Colescott, Cottingham, Christo, Dill, Dine, Fitzpatrick, Gilliam, Haas, Himmelfarb, Katz, Pasckhe, Pearlstein, Pasin Sloan, Stackhouse, Kara Walker, Warhol, and Weege. The gallery shows a number of current and recent SGCI Award winners and Keynote speakers. Artists including; Willie Cole, Nicola Lopez, Jane Hammond, Enrique Chagoya, Karen Kunc, William Wiley, Judy Pfaff, Hung Liu, Lesley Dill, Margo Humphrey, Judith Solodkin, Alison Saar, Frances Myers. Local and regionally known artists and printmakers are also shown at Peltz gallery,