Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Print Fair @ the BMA

The Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints & New Editions

Sat-Sun, Mar 27-28

Mar 25: Artist Lecture
Mar 27: Guided Tours of Participants
Mar 27: Panel on Printmaking
Mar 28: Awards Ceremony

Discover limited-edition portfolios and single-image prints from 14 major contemporary art dealers, galleries, and presses from around the U.S. This unique event encourages new and seasoned collectors to peruse works in an intimate setting, talk personally with dealers, and learn more about contemporary artists and printmaking techniques.

Alumni and students from the Maryland Institute College of Art are among the established and emerging artists represented at the fair.

Artist Lecture: Christiane Baumgartner, Thursday, March 25, 7 p.m.
$8 BMA Members, $10 non-Members, FREE with Weekend Pass to the Print Fair; FREE at the door for Students & Teachers with I.D.

Join acclaimed artist Christiane Baumgartner as she discusses her signature body of work: large-scale woodcuts based on video stills. A reception will follow the lecture.

Co-sponsored by the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society and Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Tickets on sale February 12. To purchase tickets, visit the BMA Box Office, call 800-919-6272*, or go to artbma.org.*
*Service charges apply.

Guided Tours, Saturday, March 27, Noon & 3 p.m.
FREE with admission to the Print Fair

Enjoy an informative tour of dealers, presses, and galleries with Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Rena Hoisington.

DIY Marketplace, Saturday, March 27, 11-5 p.m.

Learn about the do-it-yourself printmaking phenomenon directly from the artists! Participants include Atomic Books, Closed Captioned Comics, Eight Stone Press, The Holster, Jordan Jeffries, Gary Kachadourian, Leeking Inc., Narrow House, Shattered Wig Press, and Squidfire. Works by DIY Marketplace artists will be available for purchase, and two exhibitors will take part in the afternoon program, New Directions for Printmakers.

New Directions for Printmakers, Saturday, March 27, 2 p.m.

Join printmakers in a discussion about career options for recent printmaking graduates, which now range from the traditional track of becoming master printers for established print shops to self-publishing as a means of establishing oneself in this ever-evolving field. Panelists include Gary Kachadourian, Molly O'Connell, Ann Shafer, and Ben Levy.

Artist & Editions Award Sunday, March 28, 3:30 p.m.
FREE with admission to the Print Fair

Don't miss the announcement of this year's winner! The Artist & Editions Award is granted to an artist or artist/press team that has produced remarkable work in the field of printmaking, be it through conception or technique.

Print Fair