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Visual Arts Gallery

UW Department of Art

East/West: Survey of Contemporary Printmaking

August 15 - September 15, 2012

Reception: September 7, 6 - 8 p.m.


“East/West: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking” is a printmaking portfolio that reflects and celebrates the pluralistic existence of printmaking practice and printmaking education in the United States. This portfolio showcases 100 of the most prominent printmakers/educators representing every state in the USA. The artists included in the portfolio were chosen based upon their long and distinguished careers as both artists and teachers practicing the art of printmaking in a fashion coined from the tradition of the major midwest universities in the 1960’s –“the artist/teacher in residence”.

Unlike most portfolios, this project asked participants not to respond to a certain theme but rather asked the artists to embrace their current image making techniques and conceptual concerns. The result is a portfolio of diverse prints that encompasses and celebrates the traditions and the alternatives in printmaking techniques found in lithography, intaglio, woodcut, silkscreen, archival pigment, hybrid, intaglio types, and photo-relief prints.


slattonRalph Slatton, Goya's Rabbits, etching and aqua-tint


harshmanMelissa Harshman, Picnic, silkscreen and archival print


holscherErin Almazan Holscher

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