Saturday, May 21, 2011

Woodcut Madness at Frogman's Press

"Mardi-gator", reduction linocut

This course will introduce students to a range of techniques and strategies for developing color woodcuts. Working from a key image each student will be creating a color woodcut using a method of their choosing. Reduction woodcut techniques (working from a single block), Chiaroscuro woodcuts (multi-blocks), monotype and stenciling approaches will all be covered. Students will learn various cutting techniques using traditional and nontraditional tools, transfer techniques, registration methods, ink modification, printing and inking applications. Demonstrations and discussions will be further supplemented with Power Points showcasing a broad range of both historical and contemporary artistic approaches to the medium.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Pam Caughey: Solar Plate Demonstration

Pam showing sample techniques using the process.

Student developing his plate.

Getting ready to print a plate.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tyler Krasowski & Drive By Press

Former BFA student Tyler Krasowski is hitting it hard on the road, printing for Drive By Press.
Clip of interview during ACL Festival, Austin, TX

And by the way, that's one of his Day of the Dead Steamroller Prints hanging up behind him.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Holy Hell Exhibition

Exhibition by Jack Metcalf & Brett Hargesheimer at the TOP HAT.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sabbatical Printmaking Position

The University of Montana-Missoula

One Year Full-time Adjunct Assistant Professor

Position in:

One-year Full-time Adjunct Assistant Professor in Printmaking


Adjunct Assistant Professor. Salary is $38,000.00

Required Qualifications:

MFA in Art or MFA in Printmaking.

Teaching experience at TA level or higher is required. Applicant must demonstrate strong conceptual and technical background in printmaking with a commitment to health and safety issues and have the ability to teach a broad range of printmaking processes. Specific courses may depend on applicant’s expertise.


Teach all levels of printmaking.

Teaching load 4/4, teaching 3 printmaking courses, and 1 Intro drawing course per semester.

No additional service or research expected.


Cover letter outlining your qualifications. (Listing specific areas of expertise)

Curriculum Vitae

20 jpegs or PowerPoint, or PDF file of print work completed in the past five years

Artist Statement

Official graduate transcripts (include in packet)

Names and numbers for three professional references

Submit all above materials in one envelope. Materials will not be returned.

Application Deadline:

POSTMARKED BY: April 13th, 2011

Send application to:

The University of Montana, School of Art

C/o Printmaking Search Committee

32 Campus Drive

Missoula, MT 59812

Additional information:

A copy of this description can be found at:

Background investigation is required prior to offer of employment; in accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veterans’ Preference. As an equal opportunity/affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, Vietnam era veterans, and women. This material is available in an alternative format upon request. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ preference with state law.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bill Fick

Anatomy of a Linocut by Bill Fick from Jim Haverkamp on Vimeo.

16th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MARCH 3rd, 11:00-4:00 pm At the Gallery of Visual Arts

Friday, February 25, 2011


This is a good thing to remember during critiques.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A little bit of history

Postcard advertisement from Laguna Press corporation from 1975.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


MSU graduate student Sukha Worob will be exhibiting his master's thesis exhibition entitled "Again and Again" at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, in Hayes Hall on the MSU campus.
Opening reception: Thursday, March 10th, 7:00-9:00 pm
His exhibition is part traditional etchings and part performative printmaking installation.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

MATRIX PRESS: Master Prints Exhibition

Work by John Armstrong

MATRIX PRESS: Master Prints is currently on view at the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman, MT.
Exhibition reception is February 11th from 5-8 pm with a gallery talk by James Bailey
Click here to see photos of the installation.

This exhibition includes approximately 39 prints created through MATRIX Press, by nationally recognized artists over the course of the past twelve years. The prints from the MATRIX Press collection represent a broad range of artistic and technical approaches to the print.

Artists represented in this exhibition include those who have continued the activist tradition of printmaking such as Richard Mock, best known for his cutting political prints that appeared in the New York Times Op-Ed section from 1980-1996 and Miriam Schapiro who was one of the pioneering artists in the Feminist Art movement to Tom Huck, known for his intricately cut woodcuts inspired by the likes of Albrecht Durer. In addition, Colorful abstractions by Arizona artist and past UM alumni John Armstrong show a softer approach to the medium with his whimsical forms, which often reference the landscape. Chicago based artist Tony Fitzpatrick utilizes 50’s style tattoo art in his color etchings, while Canadian Artist Peter Von Tiesenhausen’s boat forms float mysteriously on metallic fields.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Laura Bergman (printstallations)

Interesting range of works. Lots of things by clicking here.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Printmaking Exhibitions by UM Graduate Students Stephanie Johnsen and Jack Metcalf

Jack Metcalf approaches art like it's the third act to a magic trick: the reappearance of an object after its disappearance. Last summer the University of Montana art graduate student discovered fliers hanging on campus with a snapshot of a drawing: a tortoise with the head of a bird. Underneath the photo of the drawing a note said: "Have you seen this drawing? Last seen in room 401 in flat drawer." Metcalf didn't recognize the artist or the drawing, but he took one of the posters back to his UM art studio in the basement of the Fine Arts building and created a drawing based on the lost piece.......

Stephanie is also exhibiting in January at the ZACC. Opening reception is Friday January 14, from 5:30-8:30 pm.