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The Carnegie Center is pleased to host the 2016 Mid America Print Council Members’ Exhibition. The exhibit coincides with the MAPC annual conference, coordinated by the printmaking faculty at Indiana University Southeast and the University of Louisville. This year’s conference theme is “Print Matters, Printing Matters” and the conference dates are October 5-8. The exhibition will be on display Friday, September 30 through Saturday, October 15, 2016.

This year several hundred prints were entered by MAPC members, and seventy prints made the exhibition. Retired IUS Professor Emeritus Brian Jones was this year’s juror and selected the show from the entries.

The award winners are as follows:

Best in Show

Endi Poskovic, I was born into these lands (Zlatan), Four-plate woodcut hand printed in 4 colors with oil based inks on Kozo-shi, 2016

Second Place

Art Werger, Life Below, Etching and Aquatint, 2015

Honorable Mentions

Mary Brodbeck, Blanket, Mokuhanga, 2016
Susanne Chouteau, Regeneration (Beaver), Woodcut, 2014
Rachel Livedalen, Christy, Collaged lasercut screenprints, 2016
John McKaig, Saints Never Surrender IV, Five color/block woodcut, 2014
Grace Sippy, Quiet Fear, Photopolymer Intaglio and Chine-colle, 2016
Juergen Strunck, NNOCONN, Ink on Japanese fiber, lithograph, 2015
Anna Tararova, Greenhouse, Pulp painting and Silkscreen, 2016

Printmaking is enjoying a renewed interest in its many processes. According to the organization’s website, “The Mid America Print Council is an educational organization whose goal it is to promote awareness and appreciation of the art of making original prints, books, hand-made paper, and drawings.”

The Carnegie Center for Art and History is pleased to be able to present this wonderful survey of traditional and contemporary forms of printmaking.


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