Each year, St. Michael’s Printshop invites applications from emerging artists who wish to come to work at St. Michael’s Printshop for one year under the Don Wright Printmaking Scholarship.
First awarded in 1991, the Don Wright Scholarship was established in recognition of visual artist Don Wright for the valuable contribution he made to the development of St. Michael’s Printshop and the visual arts in Newfoundland and Labrador.
This program offers an emerging artist the opportunity to develop his/her ideas and technical skills in a professional printmaking facility. One scholarship residency is offered each year. In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Normally reside in Newfoundland and Labrador (or be willing to relocate in order to commit a reasonable amount of time to the scholarship)
- Be recent graduates of a Fine Arts Program of study.
- Must demonstrate technical competence and innovation in the print medium.
Lasting Impressions is an exhibition of print works made by University of Alberta Art and Design final year undergraduate and first year graduate students who specialize in printmaking. Undergraduate printmaking students learn traditional mediums such as etching, lithography, silkscreen and relief printing, which in their final year they are encouraged employ as part of their developing contemporary art practice. As a result, there is a broad range of both traditional and highly innovative printmaking on display in this exhibition from woodcuts of bovine heads printed on to leather, to CGI generated plant imagery printed as cyanotypes, to an Instagram feed printed as traditional etchings, to laser cut unmade beds blind embossed into paper. The University of Alberta Printmaking department is very proud to present this extremely high quality exhibition at SNAP, the organization which promises to continue to nurture and support the future of these emerging contemporary artists.
Lasting Impressions has been curated by Assistant Professor of Printmaking Marilene Oliver to reflect four subject based seminars that students organized as part of their printmaking studies this term on Identity, Sustainability, Loneliness and Caring, and Technology and the Hand.
Congratulations Myken McDowell and Phoebe Todd-Parrish on being awarded SSHRC grants for their MFA studies!!
Congratulations U of A alumni Darian Goldin-Stahl for winning a prestigious Vanier Scholarship for her PhD studies!
The 3rd Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition (AIMPE) will soon be open for entires. The show is open to all for printed artworks made on any A4-sized washi paper. With over $10,000 in cash awards and prizes, A.I.M.P.E has become one of the must-enter miniprint shows, worldwide. ENTRY BEGINS MAY 1, 2017. Free washi papers for the first 500 entrants
More info here: http://miniprint.awagami.jp/