CONFLUENCE 2018, Sapling Press, and more…

Friday April 13th marked the closing reception for the annual “CONFLUENCE 2018” WVU MFA exhibition at Artists Image Resource in Pittsburgh. This has been such a wonderful event for our program and our students. Thank you so much to everyone at AIR for being so supportive of the special relationship we have forged with them.... Continue Reading →

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SGCI Las Vegas…

This year's annual SGC International Conference was held in Las Vegas. This was my first trip to Las Vegas since I was a kid. As most people already know, Las Vegas is a weird place...its no wonder that academics see Las Vegas as a representation of American hyper-capitalism... Although I didn't gamble, these penny slots... Continue Reading →

UPDATE…new WVU Printmaking stickers!

This semester I asked four WVU Printmaking alumni to create new stickers for the print program. I couldn't be happier with the results! Every sticker showcases each artists' unique perspective and artistic style. Thank you so much to alumni Leslie Norris, Jess Poole, Sage Perrott, Luke Novel, and current MFA Printmaking student Feliks Pyron for... Continue Reading →

UPDATE…COMIKY.

Recently, I helped organize a new portfolio exchange called COMIKY. Friends and co-organizers John Schulz and Bill Fick did much of the heavy lifting on this portfolio of mini-comics by some really great artists, along with Amze Emmons. The final line up of artists are: John Brown, Scotland; Raphael Cornford, Bloomington, IN; Bill Fick, Durham;... Continue Reading →

UPDATE…SGCI Silent Auction.

This year SGCI is trying something new. They are holding a silent auction of members' work during the conference. I was honored to be asked to donate a print for this cause. There are a TON of amazing printmakers in this list, so this is a real honor! SGCI is such an amazing organization and... Continue Reading →

Lenore Thomas visiting artist…

Recently we hosted visiting artist Lenore Thomas. Lenore is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. I've known Lenore for a while now, and we have been talking about visiting each other's schools for a long time, so it was really great to finally have her in the WVU Printshop! Lenore brought A... Continue Reading →

WVU Alumni Jennifer Rockage McGhee visit…

On Monday March 19 Jennifer Rockage McGhee visited the WVU School of Art and Design. Art History Professor Dr. Janet Snyder invited Jennifer as a part of Snyder's Print Art History course this semester. Jennifer was one of my graduate students, and received her MFA in Printmaking from WVU. Jennifer is an independent artist living... Continue Reading →

WVU glass case exhibition: Todd Herzberg…

We are continuing our recent tradition of asking current MFA students from around the country to show their work in our glass cases. Big thank you to Todd Herzberg (MFA at the University of Kentucky) for showing his amazing lithographs! Todd is graduating this semester and will be presenting at this year’s SGCI Conference. Todd's... Continue Reading →

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