CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Call for Entries has closed, and the jury has selected the prints to be shown. We are preparing to open contemporary Taos print exhibits October 1st in the Encore Gallery at the TCA and October 9th at the Fechin Studio on the grounds of the Taos Art Museum.
Come see all the shows that make up Pressing Through Time — 150 Years of Printmaking in Taos with openings noted in the CALENDAR.
Helen Frederick is known for hand-driven media including prints that often incorporate the use of language. She is the founder of Pyramid Atlantic, a non-profit contemporary arts center dedicated to hand papermaking, printmaking, digital arts, and the art of the book. Her works are in the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, Smithsonian American Art Museum and many other national and international collections. Major exhibitions of Frederick’s work have been shown throughout Japan, Scandinavia, Greece, the Unites States, and South America. At George Mason University she teaches printmaking and serves as the director of the art department’s imprint, Navagation Press.
Bill Lagattuta is a master printer and workshop manager from Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, NM. The Tamarind Institute is a world renowned non-profit center dedicated to research, education, and artistic projects in fine art lithography. Lagattuta received his BA from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina in 1973, and his MFA from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1975. He completed his TMP training in 1979. Bill worked at Peregrine Press, Master Editions, Sette Publishing, and Vermillion Editions before joining the Tamarind staff in 1988.
Dan Welden is a painter, teacher, author and master printmaker. His work has been shown in over 65 international solo exhibitions in museums and galleries and over 500 group exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, China, Australia, New Zealand and Peru. Welden’s work is in many public and private collections, including the Amity Art Foundation, Darien, Connecticut, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, and Temple University in Philadelphia. He is an innovator at the forefront of the alternative health- and safety- oriented movement in printmaking. Welden is the originator of the Solarplate method of printmaking.
Co-curators for Pressing Through Time are David Farmer and Robert Parker. Dr. Farmer is a retired director of rare book libraries, a teacher, curator, photographer, and an author of articles, exhibition catalogues, and biographies of writers, printmakers, and notable figures in the world of books and collecting. Robert Parker, an architect and teacher, is also an artist who has worked in a variety of mediums from glass through painting, to printmaking. He has served on boards of arts organizations in Canada and the United States and has curated numerous exhibitions. The co-curators will not participate with the jury in this selection process.