Allen, Lynne – LA
Lynne Allen is currently Director and Professor of Art at The School of Visual Arts, Boston University. Previously, she was Professor of Art at Rutgers University (1989-2006); Director of the Brodsky Center (2000-2006) and Associate Director (1989-2000). She was Master Printer and Educational Director at Tamarind Institute (1983-1987). Allen exhibits nationally and internationally. Awards include two Fulbright Grants (Moscow, USSR, 1990 and Amman, Jordan 2004-2005), a New Jersey and a Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Grant. Her work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art Library, the New York Public Library, New York; the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, among others.

Bolton, Randy – RB
Randy Bolton is currently an Artist-in-Residence and the Head of the Print Media Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. He received his M.F.A. from Ohio State University and his B.F.A. from the University of North Texas. He was Printmaking Area Coordinator at the University of Delaware prior to his appointment at Cranbrook in 2002. Bolton’s work has been the subject of recent one-person exhibitions at Cranbrook Art Museum, Schmidt/Dean Gallery in Philadelphia, Evergreen House in Baltimore, and the Littlejohn Contemporary gallery in New York. Bolton has completed artist residencies at the Evergreen House in Baltimore, the MacDowell Art Colony, and the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. He has received Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, an Art Matters Fellowship (New York), and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Bolton’s prints may be found in many corporate, private and museum collections.

Butler, Katharine – KB
Katharine Butler received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1977, majoring in printmaking and graduating with honors. She has pursued her work in printmaking in the ensuing years, focusing primarily on etching and chine collé.  She shows her work both nationally and internationally both through juried and invitational exhibitions and in solo exhibits.  She was the owner of the Katharine Butler Gallery in Sarasota, FL and Brooksville, ME for fifteen years and is presently a member and the Chair for new membership at the Prince Street Gallery in New York.  She has working knowledge of both the artist’s and the gallery’s points of view and can offer that insight to help artists present themselves and their work in the most professional manner when entering work for juried shows, seeking invitational solo shows, or looking for representation in a gallery.

Candiani, Alicia – AC
Alicia Candiani is an international artist and independent curator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the founder and current director of ’ace International Artist in Residence Center, focused on printmaking, which is located in her home city in Argentina. Candiani has been artist-in-residence, visiting artist, guest professor and lecturer at prestigious institutions all over the world. She has been a curator as well as a member of international juries at numerous international print exhibitions and biennials. Since 1998, she has been a S.G.C. International member, where she served on the Executive Board from March 2008 to March 2010.

Cornell, Deborah – DC
Deborah Cornell is Chair of Printmaking at Boston University and was the Founder/Director of Experimental Etching Studio. Her installations, prints, and 3D virtual works are exhibited internationally, with solo shows in Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Reykjavik, Venice, LA, and NY. Group exhibitions include AIR Gallery NY, Novosibirsk Biennial Russia, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Collections include Hangzhau Academy, Sakimi Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Purdue University Museums and the Worcester Museum, among others. She lectures widely; her work has been supported by a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, the Majorca Archeological Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Cross, Sydney A. – SC
Sydney A. Cross, received her MFA from Arizona State University in 1980. She teaches printmaking and art at Clemson University where she was awarded the title of Distinguished Alumni Professor of Art in 2006. She held the office of President of the Southern Graphics Council (1996-2000), the largest printmaking society in North America. She has been awarded residencies at Frans Masareel Graphic Center in Belgium and the Virginia Center of Creative Arts Virginia. She has given numerous panel presentations at regional, national, and international conferences and symposiums. Her work can be found in numerous collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Fogg Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium, and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Her work has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Cvikota, Thomas – TC
Thomas Cvikota has 38 years of professional experience in print publishing, gallery directorship and artist collaborations in Chicago, New York City and San Francisco. He has lived/worked in each of those cities for a period of 10+ years.  His extensive travel in the USA and Europe to visit artists, museums, collectors, and galleries, as well as all major art fairs since 1975, informs his perspective on post-degree options and realities regarding contemporary prints and publishing in the 21st Century. He has been involved in publishing ventures with artists of international reputation including: Jim Dine, Christo, Chuck Close, Robert Cottingham, Red Grooms, David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, David Ireland, Jasper Johns, Annette Lemieux, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Paschke, Richard Prince, Allen Ruppersburg, James Rosenquist and Frank Stella, to name but a few.

Davila, Maritza – MD
Maritza Davila is Professor of Fine Arts at the Memphis College of Art where she has taught drawing and printmaking since 1982. She has exhibited globally and has works in collections in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia. Her artwork explores ancestry and female cultural identity using metaphors such as house structures, arches, letters from the Spanish alphabet, and religious and family portraits. Maritza has traveled to Spain, Argentina, Scotland, France, Mexico, London, Ireland, and Puerto Rico doing fellowships, researching, lecturing and giving workshops. She has received awards in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and France. Maritza is owner of the Atabeira Press studio (atabeira.com).

Ferly, Joelle
Joelle Ferly is a graduate of the University of Arts London. She combines her creative practice with freelance work as a Picture Editor. Jo has worked for the Getty Images group for over 10 years in their Paris and London offices. She was appointed External Advisor and Examiner for the Picture Research course at the London School of Publishing. Jo set up a digital picture desk for Essex County Council and she is now teaching the course at University and Art schools in Guadeloupe and Martinique, where she relocated while continuing her work as an artist working in contemporary art.

Grabowski, Beth – BG
Beth Grabowski is Assistant Chair for Studio Art at UNC-Chapel Hill. Grabowski’s work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She is the recipient of three North Carolina Arts Council awards. In 2010, she completed residencies at Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium and at Tom Blaess workshop in Switzerland. In 2009, she published Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes, co-authored with Bill Fick. Professional activities include curating an international portfolio honoring Käthe Kollwitz in 2005 and co-organizing “Visualizing Human Rights” conferences at UNC in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Hale, Kenneth J. – KJH
Kenneth Hale received his MFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana. He has held one-person exhibitions in numerous cities including Los Angeles, Bangkok, Madrid, Dallas, San Francisco, Ft. Worth, and Houston. His work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art; The National Museum of American Art, Washington DC; the Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco; the McNay Art Museum; the Chicago Art Institute; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; and the Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth. Hale founded and served as the Director for the Guest Artist in Printmaking Program, and in 2009, directed Printmaking Convergence, UT Austin. He is currently serving as the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Fine Arts.

Harshman, Melissa – MH
Melissa Harshman received her MFA from the UW-Madison in 1992. She has been teaching printmaking at UGA since 1993 and is currently Chair of the Printmaking Department. Harshman has exhibited throughout the US and abroad. Recent shows include: “Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition” in Christchurch, New Zealand, “Women’s Work: Selected Prints from the Montgomery Museum” in Dallas, Texas, and “10th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2011” in Sofia, Bulgaria. Harshman was awarded a Research Grant in 2011 entitled “Reconstructing Mary Cassatt” as well as the Sandy Beaver Teaching Award. In 2010 she was awarded a UGA Research Fellowship.

High, Tim – RAM
Tim High is Associate Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his BFA in 1973 from Texas Tech University, and, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his MA in 1975, and MFA in 1976, majoring in printmaking and art history. He is the recipient of several grants and fellowships including a Ford Foundation Travel Enrichment Grant and an Individual Artists Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work concentrates on the foibles of human nature as manifested in the individual and throughout society as a whole. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Milwaukee Art Center, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA.

Hood, Mary – MH
Mary Hood, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin is currently an associate professor at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona where she teaches intaglio and digital processes for printmaking. Mary’s teaching philosophy focuses on the idea of the democracy of printmaking, the distribution of individual voices and the collective impact of community-affiliated projects, including the recent project “Map(ing)” <http://www.asumapping.wordpress.com>, a collaborative printmaking project. Mary’s studio practice focuses on concepts of Silence, Time and Space, Identity and Experience, and has been exhibited widely throughout the world. (hoodmary.com) Mary received her MFA degree from the University of Dallas and BFA from Ringling School of Art and Design.

Jones, David – DJ
David Jones is the founder and director of Anchor Graphics (now with Columbia College Chicago); he has run the shop since it’s founding in 1990. He received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and is currently pursuing his MFA at the Columbia College Center for Book & Paper. He has also attended workshops, been awarded residencies, and for two years, attended the Center for Photographic Studies. For the mentoring sessions, David is especially able to advise students who are interested in starting a non-profit organization or small business, as well as those who wish to discuss their own vision and direction and have questions about what to do?

Jung, Anita – AJ
Anita Jung is an associate professor at the University of Iowa. She previously taught printmaking, drawing and installation courses at Illinois State University, Ohio University and University of Tennessee. Jung received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University where she majored in painting and drawing. The Master of Fine Arts was awarded to her from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she worked with Bill Weegee as a printer at Off Jones Road and Tandem Press. She has been involved with national and international print organizations for many years and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.
Katz, April – AK
Katz earned her MFA from Arizona State; teaches printmaking at Iowa State; and is faculty advisor to the print club that organizes the annual, international postcard print exchange. From 2004 – 2006 Katz was president of the SGC. Katz exhibits extensively throughout the United States and is included in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; and the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. In a 2001 article in Contemporary Impressions, Katz was featured. She has presented for the Southern Graphics Council, Society for Photographic Education, International Visual Literacy Association and International Impact Printmaking conferences.

Kelly, Brian – BK
Brian Kelly received his MFA in Printmaking from Louisiana State University and his BFA in Printmaking from Northern Illinois University. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he also serves as head of the printmaking program and Coordinator of Marais Press. Kelly is a full professor, holds the University’s Coca-Cola/BORSF Endowed Professorship, and is a University of Louisiana at Lafayette Distinguished Professor. His prints have been included in over 250 exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Poland, and England; and included in museum collections throughout the United States.
Kitchens, William J. – WJK
Bill Kitchens is the recipient of the 2012 Mentorship in Printmaking Award. He is currently an Associate Professor at Loyola University New Orleans where he teaches book arts and all printmaking media, including lithography, intaglio, relief, and serigraphy.  He received his BFA in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1975, and his MFA in printmaking from The University of Georgia in 1984. His books and prints have been exhibited in numerous one-person, group, and juried exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. He has works in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American Art in Washington DC, the Whitney Museum in New York, the Kennedy Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Koptcho, Leslie – LK
Leslie Koptcho is a Professor of Art at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Her prints are included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Fogg Art Museum, the New York Public Library, the Marion Koogler McNay Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art and Bibliotheque National de France. She has exhibited in approximately 200 national and international venues. Recent exhibitions include MATRIX: Contemporary Printmaking at the Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University; and solo exhibitions at JARFO Gallery in Kyoto, Japan and Joan Grona Gallery in San Antonio, TX. Special honors and awards include an ATLAS Award (research in Japan), a Yaddo Fellowship; and an American Cultural Specialist, sponsored by the US Information Agency in India. Koptcho has published articles in Contemporary Impressions and Graphic Impressions, and served on the Board of Directors for both SGC International and American Print Alliance.

Kunc, Karen – KK
American artist Karen Kunc explores inventive color abstractions of the natural and human-fashioned world, creating visual impact and ideas of strange beauty. Kunc is a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has taught workshops around the world and served as a visiting artist to over 100 institutions.  Recognitions include: the 2007 Southern Graphics International PrintmakerEmeritus Award; Fulbright Scholar Award to Finland.  Prizes: Triennale Majdanek, Poland. 5th Sapporo Biennale; 2nd Bangkok Triennale.Her solo exhibitions include: Piano Nobile Gallery, Krakow, Poland; Davidson Galleries, Seattle; Blackburn 20/20, New York.   Group exhibitions, include: The Abstract Impulse, National Academy Museum, New York; Blocks of Color: American Woodcuts, Zimmerli Art Museum.  Kunc’s works are in collections of: the Museum of Modern Art; the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Worcester Art Museum; Salo Art Museum, Finland; Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan; Milwaukee Art Museum; Hyndai Art Center Gallery, Korea.

Lyons, Beauvais – BL
Beauvais Lyons is a Chancellor’s Professor and James R. Cox Professor of Art at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he has taught since 1985. His work in academic parody includes invented civilizations, fake folk-art, imaginary medicine and creative zoology. For the mentoring sessions he proposes to work principally with students interested in discussing the theoretical aspects of printmaking that relate to their studio practice. Students interested in these sessions should consult the Annotated Printmaking Bibliography posted on the UT Knoxville website at: http://art.utk.edu/printmaking/resources/print_bibliography.html

Maxwell, Kathryn – KM
Maxwell’s artworks have been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions, including Glasgow (Scotland) Print Studio; Dundee (Scotland) Contemporary Arts; and Mesa (Arizona) Contemporary Arts. Group exhibitions include International Print Center, New York; Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium; Detroit (Michigan) Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan; Denver (Colorado) Art Museum, and many other venues. Her prints have been included in the Los Angeles Printmakers Biennial, Tallinn Estonia Triennial, Boston Printmakers Exhibition, and Bradley National. Her work is represented in numerous museum, academic, and corporate collections. She is currently Associate Director and Professor in the School of Art at Arizona State University, Tempe. Further information on her background and artwork can be found at www.kmaxwell.net

McGibbon, Phyllis – PM
Phyllis McGibbon was the Sullivan visiting artist at Wesleyan University for two years before joining the faculty of Pomona College and the Claremont Graduate University. Since1994 she has been based in the Boston area, where she is currently Director of the Studio Art program at Wellesley College. An active member of SGCI since 1992, she has spoken at many conferences, considering topics such as the architectonics of print installations, the methodical impulse in post 9/11 art, the evolving role of sketchbooks, and print studio pedagogy. Awards for her work include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the WESTAF Regional NEA, Art Matters, Inc and the Howard Foundation at Brown University. Phyllis’ most recent project, glimpses and ruminations, is based on 365 collages posted on Facebook.

Merrill, Hugh
Hugh Merrill is an artist, educator, and writer. His artwork has been exhibited internationally and has been collected by major Museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Harvard Art Museums, the Cranbrook Museum, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, and the Nelson Atkins Museum among others. His articles on the redefinition of art, printmaking and education have been published internationally and have had a seminal effect on the dialogue to change educational processes across the country. He is currently a professor and head of the Printmaking Program at the Kansas City Art Institute and is on the faculty of the Missouri Academy of Fine Arts.

Morrison, Holly – HM
Holly Morrison is Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Painting &amp; Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the recipient of numerous residencies and fellowships. Her work has been exhibited across the country, including the Akron Art Museum; Artists&#8217; House, Jerusalem, Israel; Chicago Cultural Center; the Corcoran Gallery, Hallwalls; MOCA Cleveland. Her work is included in public and private collections including Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum; Detroit Institute of Arts; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art; Newport Harbor Art Museum; and the Progressive Corporation.

Newman, David – DN
David Newman teaches printmaking and is Gallery Director at the Art Department of the School of the Arts, Brookhaven College. He received the M.F.A. in printmaking in 1973 and the B.F.A. in studio art with a concentration in printmaking in 1970, both from the University of Texas at Austin. He maintains an active studio practice, with over 150 solo, competitive group and invitational exhibitions and portfolio exchanges.

Nicol, Candace – CN
Candace Nicol is the owner of Oxboo Press and gallery curator at Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada.  Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and occupies such prestigious permanent collections as the Boise Art Museum, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper at Rutgers University, Southern Graphics Council Archives, The Kinsey Institute, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and Painting and Sculpture Museum Association, Istanbul, Turkey.  She was awarded the distinguished Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellowship in 2009 and recently was awarded an honorable mention in Printmaking Today, a review of fine art printmaking at the Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art, and the Castle of Castiglione Museum, Abruzzo, Italy.  Nicol¹s work can also be seen in 100 Artists of the Male Figure by E. Gibbons.

Risseeuw, John – JR
John Risseeuw is Professor of Art at Arizona State University where he teaches printmaking, book arts, and papermaking, and directs Pyracantha Press, the book arts imprint of ASU. His prints, books, and collaborative artworks have been shown in over 400 solo, group, and invitational exhibitions and collected widely. Publications referencing his work include The Complete Printmaker, Papermaking for Printmakers, Creating Artist’s Books, and Betty Bright¹s No Longer Innocent, as well as the professional journals Hand Papermaking and Contemporary Impressions. He is the founding president of the College Book Art Association and has spoken at conferences in the U.S. and Australia, Canada, Italy, Finland, Netherlands, and Philippines.

Sanders, Joe
Joe Sanders’ creative production has focused on printmaking, handmade books and mixed media installation. His interests include exploring intersections of art, science and technology. Collaborations with other artists fuel his work, as does the exploration and improvisation that occurs in the studio. Reflecting the contemporary movement toward an expanded print aesthetic, Sanders’ work has delved into sculptural installation as well as mixed media prints, questioning the canons of the print world and exploring the print as a bridge between sculpture, photography, printmaking and electronic media.
“Natural science and personal history are at the core of my recent work, which presents narrative and symbol while exploring concepts of a broad humanistic nature –mythology, transformation, frailty and the environment. By culling and reconfiguring images from personal history, art history, natural science and mythology, my work broadly evokes aspects of human experience.”
After receiving an M.F.A. degree from Arizona State University, Sanders joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in Athens. A dedicated arts administrator, Sanders served as Professor and Chair of the Printmaking Department at U.G.A., President of the Southern Graphics Council (SGC International) and editor of their journal Graphic Impressions. He served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Florida State University and is currently the Alan F. Rothschild Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art at Columbus State University. His work has been included in numerous national printmaking and book arts projects, in over 175 exhibitions, and in many museum, academic, and library collections. He was recently included in “Reconsidering Regionalism: Prints Inspired by the South, 1951-2011” at Auburn University. Recent curatorial projects by Sanders include “MATRIX: Contemporary Printmaking” at the Museum of Fine Arts (MOFA) at Florida State University.

Sippel, Jeff
Jeff Sippel has served appointments at Druckhaus Quensen, Germany, Ocean Works LEL, The Ohio State University, Tamarind Institute, and is presently Professor and BFA Coordinator for Studio Art at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His artwork, collaborations, and teaching have taken him to almost every continent in the world.  Sippel’s paintings and works on paper are primarily represented by Belloc Lowndes Fine Art in Chicago. www.jeffsippel.com.