Citation of Excellence
New Jersey State Council on the Arts


Francine Affourtit
Francine K. Affourtit is a Philadelphia based artist, educator, and arts organizer  She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a MFA as a University Fellow from Tyler School of Art.  Francine has taught workshops and courses in printmaking at several institutions, including Tyler School of Art, the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, and the University of Texas in Austin.  Francine has attended several residencies, including The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece, The Venice Printmaking Studio in Italy, The Experiemental Printmaking Institute in Lafayette College, and Second State Press in Philadelphia.  Francine has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the International Print Center of New York, and Temple Gallery in Rome, Italy.

Greta Anderson received her BFA from Rutgers University and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work is included in collections at the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, Pfizer Corporation, Newark Public Library and Montclair Museum and has been seen in solo exhibitions and in numerous group shows in this country and abroad. She has been an instructor for the Printmaking Center for the past fifteen years. She has taught a wide variety of printmaking techniques, including papermaking, silk screening and book arts, in art centers and schools throughout New Jersey. Her experience includes working with special needs students from preschool to high school, as well as with college students.

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Eric Avery
 earned his B.A. from the University of Arizona in 1970, and his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, in 1974. Following the completion of medical school, Avery began his psychiatric residency at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City which he completed in 1979.  Avery has held numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and his prints are housed in collections including those of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; ARS Medical Collection, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Boston Museum of Art, Boston, MA; the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; and The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. In England, his work is included in The Welcome Trust Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine.

Doug Beube is a mixed-media artist working in bookworks, collage, sculpture and photography. Since 1993, he has been curator of a private collection, The Allan Chasanoff Bookworks Collection: The Book Under Pressure, in New York City. Doug teaches classes at Parsons The New School in artists’ books, collage, mixed-media, and photography and workshops at Penland, Haystack and Peter’s Valley. He regularly lectures on his work throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Prior to receiving an MFA in Photography from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, graduating in 1983, he was darkroom assistant to Minor White in Arlington, MA. He exhibits extensively both nationally and internationally and his bookworks and photographs are in numerous private and public collections. In the fall of 2011 a monograph about his artwork over the past thirty years entitled Breaking the Codex: Bookworks, Collage and Mixed Media, in which several writers, critics and curators contributed essays about his art, is available through, Printed Matter, The MOMA Bookstore, and Ursus Books.

Kathy Caraccio
Kathy Caraccio is a collage artist and master printer. In her Printing Studio in NYC she has collaborated with and editioned for over two hundred artists, such as Louise Nevelson, Robert Kipniss, Emma Amos, Sol LeWitt, and Jackie Battenfield. She has taught printmaking at Columbia University, the National Academy of Fine Art, NYU, Pratt Institute, FIT, the Lower East Side Printshop, Parsons and Women’s Studio Workshop.

Liz Chalfin

Liz Chalfin is founder and director of Zea Mays Printmaking and a practicing printmaker.  Zea Mays Printmaking is one of the country’s premier green studios and educational resources.  Chalfin oversees the studio’s research program and conducts workshop on safer etching at studios around the world.  Her own prints, drawings and artists’ books are exhibited in the U.S. and internationally (Ireland, England, India, Cuba).   Her work is in numerous permanent collections including the Art Museum at Bowdoin College, Smith College Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, the De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, The Hood Museum, The University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Yale University, Museo Internacional de Gravura (Portugal),  San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts (Havana) and the Boston Public Library.

Jase Clark  has worked as the Master Printer at the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) at Lafayette College for the past 7 years. At EPI, he has collaborated with an expansive roster of international and national artists, including Faith Ringgold, William T. Williams, Chakaia Booker, Nene Humphrey, David Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Willie Cole, among many others, to create original prints and multiple editions. Clark has experience teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced printmaking courses, and has held printmaking residencies in Costa Rica and Turkey. Recently, Clark was part of a public lecture with artist Sam Gilliam, about the variety of artistic opportunities available through printmaking. His work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Clark earned his BFA at Kutztown University in printmaking and digital media in 2005, and is currently pursuing his MFA at William Paterson University in printmaking and mixed media.

Elke Claus
Elke Claus holds a BFA from Rutgers University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Both degrees have a concentration in printmaking. Elke has extended her research abroad in Germany at printshops in Berlin (Kunstlerhaus Bethanien) and Trier (Academie der Bildene Kunst). Her artwork has been shown in eight solo shows in the Chicago area. Her experience includes teaching college/adult courses at Columbia College, The School of the Art Institute, Lill Street Art Center, and The Hyde Park Art Center. Elke’s artwork can be seen at Morpho Gallery in Chicago or online at

Jenn Consoli
is an artist and printmaker working primarily in silkscreen.  Jenn received her BFA from Rowan University and has studied at Dieu Donne Papermill, Penland School of Crafts, and The Printmaking Center of New Jersey.

Bob Craig
is am artist and printmaker living in Easton, PA. He has shown extensively through out the U.S. and has taught printmaking privately and previously at the Printmaking Center of NJ. Bob’s work is in the permanent collections of The Anne Steel Marsh Print Collection, Hunterdon Museum, and The Alexander Johnson Library at Rutgers University. His book, “Block Printing Techniques for Wood and Linoleum,” published in 2011, by Stackpole Books, has garnered positive feedback.

Patricia Cudd earned her BFA and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and has been a recipient of a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her work has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally; both in juried exhibitions and solo shows. She worked as an Assistant Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. Currently an independent studio artist she works in many printmaking media and teaches workshops.

Nancy Diessner
‘s artwork emerges from her background in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and digital image manipulation. Incorporating all these media, her photopolymer intaglio prints explore the mysterious and complex connection between humans and animals, at the same time expressing our human longing for and isolation from the “other.” After 17 years as a college professor, she left full-time teaching to gain a better balance between teaching and studio time, and to open Dog’s Eye Print Studio, where she makes photopolymer plates for artists and editions prints. She is also a member and studio monitor at Zea Mays Printmaking. She shows bi-annually at Bromfield Gallery in Boston, where she is an artist member, and has served on the Executive Board Member of Boston Printmakers. She received her BA in painting, printmaking, and drawing from Bennington College and her MFA in painting and sculpture from Hunter College in New York City.

Dave DiMarchi is a multi-disciplinary printmaker and book artist working in monotype, collage, papermaking, serigraphy and letterpress. In 2009, he received his BFA in Printmaking and Books from the University of Delaware, and has continued to teach and study at The Printmaking Center of New Jersey and Dieu Donne Papermill in New York City. He has served as the curator of multiple student shows as a student and alumni of the University of Delaware, and maintains a small collaborative studio in Northern New Jersey.

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Sandra C. Fernández is an Ecuadorean-American artist. After earning a Master of Art in Photography and Printmaking at University of Wisconsin in Madison, she studied Intaglio at the “Taller Tres en Raya” in Madrid, Spain. Upon her return to the US she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Artist’s Books, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught courses in Photography, Non-Silver Processes, Artist’s Books and Book Design at Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University and the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching courses including Intaglio, Relief Printmaking and Artist’s Books. She is also the Director of the Guest Artists in Printmaking Program (GAPP) at the University of Texas at Austin.

Eileen Foti
Eileen M. Foti is an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University. She was the Master Printer and Print Studio Manager of the Brodsky Center For Innovative Editions at Rutgers University from 1989 to 2004, and the Interim Education Director at Tamarind Institute from 1998-99. Her work is included in the collections of the Universiti Sains Malaysia; Museum of Fine Art, Croatia: Moussem Assilah, Morocco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Huntington Museum, West Virginia; and the Jersey City and Hunterdon Museums in New Jersey. She has received fellowships from the NJ State Council on the Arts and the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, She has had artist residencies in Morocco, South Africa, Botswana, Thailand, Croatia, Russia, and throughout the Caribbean. She is on the Board of Advisors for the Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, and was an advisor to Crow’s Shadow Institute on the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon. She has served on the Board of Directors at the Printmaking Center of NJ.

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Caroline Garcia Ziegler is a printmaker and book artist. Her work is often whimsical and includes themes of nonsense and mischief. Recently, she has taken a playful approach in the studio and is combining relief printmaking with the spontaneity of monoprinting. Her prints and books have been exhibited nationally and are in the collections of several institutions, including The Free Library of Philadelphia, the Special Collections Library at Louisiana State University, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the University of Alberta, Canada. Caroline was thrilled to be the 2010 Artist-in-Residence at PCNJ and has enjoyed working in their shop ever since. She received a BFA in Printmaking from Louisiana State University and an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in 2008. She resides in West Philly with her printmaking side-kicks, Mr. Ziegler and Cee-Cee-the-Dog.

Sheila Goloborotko is a native of São Paulo, Brazil who works and lives in New York City and serves as the Artistic Director and Master Printer for the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. Sheila has shown in venues from London to Buenos Aires, including Grabadores Brasileños Contemporâneos, Jardin de las Esculturas, Mexico 2011, Jóias Raras, Galeria Graphias, São Paulo 2011, and Sculpted Memory, Rush Gallery, New York 2011. Her work has become a part of permanent collections at The San Francisco Modern Art Museum, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Mashida Museum in Tokyo, Museo del Grabado in Buenos Aires, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The portfolio of prints “Olhos Que Viram Peixes” is part of the permanent collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts of the New York Public Library. She teaches at Pratt Institute, and The Lower East Side Printshop in New York, Museu Lasar Segall in São Paulo and Escola de Artes Visuais Parque Laje, Rio de Janeiro. She also conducts workshops at Goloborotko’s Studios, founded in Brooklyn in 1989.

Talleen Hacikyan received her BA in Fine Arts and Fine Arts Education from Université du Québec à Montréal. Awards include First prize at the Loto-Québec printmaking Competition and Prix Pierre Henry, awarded by Pratt & Whitney Canada. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada and internationally. Her works are included in major private and public collections. She has been a member of Atelier Circulaire printmaking studio, in Montreal, since 1985.

Roni Henning is an artist and master printer, and has collaborated with celebrated artists and publishers. These include Andy Warhol, Romare Bearden and Red Grooms. She is one of the pioneers in the research of non-toxic, environmentally safer water-based screenprinting inks and techniques. Her latest book WATER-BASED SCREENPRINTING TODAY published by Watson-Guptill is available on or It covers all of the newest hands on techniques as well as computer generated photo stencils. She teaches at the Lower East Side Printshop in NY and various workshops across the country.

Amy Jacobs is the Studio Manager, Artist Collaborator and an Instructor at Dieu Donné Papermill in New York City. She attended the Penland School of Crafts in the Core Fellowship Program before attending Columbia College Chicago where she received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts. She has assisted a number of well-known paper, book and print artists at various workshops such as Haystack, Ox-Bow, Penland, and Chateau du Pin in Angers, France and has taught at a number of schools including the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, the University of Louisville in KY, Columbia College Chicago, East Carolina University, and the Center for Book & Paper Arts in Chicago. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and was featured in the 2010 edition of Hand Papermaking Magazine’s “Handmade Paper in Motion” juried portfolio.

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Paul Johnson
won first prize (complete book) and the Portnall Award in the 2013 Society of Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition.  In the same year his book New Paper Popup Projects was published simultaneously in the UK and USA (Amazon 5 stars) and this fall he is the keynote speaker at the Movable Book Society’s conference in Philadelphia.

Ahni Kruger
is a painter/printmaker whose richly detailed images form a provocative blend of conceptual and perceptual approaches. An adjunct professor of printmaking at Drew University in Madison, NJ, and painting at Montclair State University, Ahni holds a BFA from Cornell University, and an MFA in studio art from MSU, where she received an award for excellence in painting. She has been the recipient of an NJSCA fellowship and grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work is in many private and corporate collections, including Johnson & Johnson, Schlumberger, Skandia, and Alliance Capital. She showed in NYC at the Prince Street Gallery from 1995-2003. She is represented by Riverbank Arts in Stockton, NJ, Rabbet Gallery in New Brunswick, NJ and her artwork can also be found at Riverside Studios in Pottersville, NJ. Her studio is in Pottersville, NJ.

Catherine LeCleire creates artist books that combine her passion for both printmaking and bookbinding. Her Middle Eastern heritage is intertwined throughout her work. The elements of size, scale, reflection, and surprise are intrinsic to her structures. “Women of War” is depicted in both a large and small format and reflects the neglect of women in all wars. The series “Memory” is a tribute to her mother’s fifteen year battle with Alhemizer’s disease which destroyed her body and mind. Catherine LeCleire received her B.F.A. in printmaking, and her M.A.E. in art education with a concentration in printmaking from Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She went on to receive her M.F.A. in fine arts from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles with a concentration in printmaking. She currently teaches printmaking and book art techniques at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey.

Mark Ludak teaches photography at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. He has taught previously at Hunter College and San Francisco State University. Mark specializes in wide-format photographic printmaking, digital photography and color management. In addition to working as an educator Mark maintains a studio practice and has received commissions from Apple, Amnesty International, Environmental Defense Fund, Ford Foundation and the Solebury Land Conservancy among others. He is currently working on a project regarding Environmental Justice. Mark holds an MFA in Photography from Hunter College.

Mitch Lyons has interests in two art mediums; print making and clay. He developed the idea of combining the two into a totally new art form. Clayprinting. While an undergraduate student in 1965, his major was graphics (printmaking), he also developed an interest in clay. In 1971 while a graduate student at Tyler School of Art, Mitch realized the potential of this unique medium. For the past forty years, he has had a wonderful opportunity to develop a printing process that uses clay, not ink, a wooden rolling pin, no printing press, and no paper to make his clay monoprints/clay monotypes.

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Lisa Mackie works in mixed media prints, paintings, original books, video and installation. Her visiting professorships include NYU, Cooper Union, RIT, FIT, and Queens College. She currently teaches at York College and The Printshop. She is a master printer and proprietor of Lisa H. Mackie Studios, NYC. Her work is in numerous collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Hunterdon Museum of Art, New Jersey, and the Botswana Museum and Art Gallery in Gaborone. Visit Lisa at and

Dylan McManus
is recognized internationally for his new approach toward traditional processes as a result of his innovative explorations using new and alternative media in printmaking. As an Adjunct Instructor at SUNY New Paltz McManus has integrated Post Digital processes into their printmaking program.. McManus’ work has been featured in exhibitions including Mad Men at Printmaking Center of New Jersey, INTERBIFEP 15, Tuzla Bosnia, 4th International Experimental Engraving Biennial in Romania, Multiple Matters Vienna Biennial, 2009 International Print Biennial Poland, the 2009 Oldenburg Print Triennial, the 14th Tallinn Print Triennial, and the Now Art, Now Future Biennial in Lithuania.

Taryn McMahon is a print media and installation artist currently living and working in NJ. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was a recipient of the Leola Bergmann Graduate Fellowship and a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. She has held artist residencies at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO; Anchor Graphics in Chicago, IL; Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY; and the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS. She is the recipient of a Southern Graphics International Graduate Fellowship Award, and a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Award through the Women’s Studio Workshop. Taryn exhibits her work regularly and her prints can be found in collections around the world.

Kathleen Lang Metaxas initiated her formal training as an artist after raising a family and a long career in real estate and mortgage financing. Her formal art training drew her to printmaking, papermaking and book arts – all hand-on processes that produce results not possible through other media. She has received awards at juried exhibitions. Kathy recently taught book arts at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.

MaryAnn L. Miller, M.Ed. MFA is the Resident Book Artist at the Experimental Printmaking Institute, Lafayette College. Her work is in the National Museum of Women in the Arts and other special collections. She is a poet and writer on the arts. Miller’s debut book of poems, Locus Mentis, has been published by PS Books. She is the founder of Lucia Press publishing artist’s books pairing poets and artists in hand-bound editions.

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Liz Mitchell is a multi-media artist who experiments with a broad range of materials and processes. She is an innovative collage and book artist, educator, and curator. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and has lectured and provided workshops to major craft, art and educational institutions nationally. Her work is included in collections both in the United States and abroad.

Agnes Murray is a painter and printmaker whose work includes drawings, intaglio prints, lithographs, monotypes, artist’s books, watercolors and oil paintings. She has a B.A. in studio art from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.F.A. in printmaking from the California College of the Arts in Oakland. After graduate school she lived for two years in England, where she produced the “Assisi” series, including lithographs printed at 107 Workshop in Wiltshire. She has created her own prints and worked as a master printmaker at Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop, John Nichols Printmakers, Brooklyn College Art Department Press, Goloborotko’s Studio, and currently maintains a private studio. Her work has been included in numerous curated and juried exhibitions, as well as solo shows, nationally and internationally and is included in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Brooklyn Museum; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Columbia University; Harvard University; the Library of Congress and many other public and private collections.

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Maria G. Pisano
has an MFA in both Book Arts and Printmaking. Her oeuvre encompasses prints, works on paper and artists’ books, published under the Memory Press imprint.  In 2012 she curated the exhibit “Book as Witness: The Artist’s Response” at the Center for Book Arts in NYC and delivered the lecture “Editioning a Fine Press Artist Book: Viva Voce” at the 40th ARLIS conference. Memory Press books are in numerous collections including the Library of Congress and the 9-11 Memorial Museum. She teaches papermaking, printing, bookbinding and conservation and is an adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey.

Garrett Rowland is a photographer who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. With a BA in Media Arts from Pratt Institute, he has shown work throughout the U.S., including at the Dumbo Arts Festival, the Makor Gallery in NYC and La Piñata gallery in L.A. While maintaining a professional commercial photography career, Garrett has continued multiple personal fine art projects. Garrett’s professional digital skills range from fashion to fine art photography, with experience in high-resolution drum scanning, mural Lambda printing and retouching for such clients as Ryan McGinley, Anne Collier and David LaChapelle.

Maddy Rosenberg is an artist/curator with an active international exhibition and curatorial career. In September 2009 she opened CENTRAL BOOKING, a space in Brooklyn focusing on artist’s books and prints and their integration into the larger art world. Rosenberg’s work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. Her artist’s books can be seen in public collections including MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, Fogg Museum, Yale University, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Gallery, Scottish National Gallery, and National Museum of Women in the Arts. She received a BFA from Cornell University and an MFA from Bard College.

Justin Sanz, is an artist and arts educator currently living and working in New York City. He has conducted printmaking workshops through out New York and even as far as the P.A.P. in the Philippines, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and The Truro Center for the Arts in Cape Cod. Sanz has also exstensively exhibited his work nationally as well as internationally and has work in many private and public collections including the Spencer Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress. He currently works as the Workshop Manager of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

Sarah Schmerler has worked as an art critic and journalist in New York City for 14 years. Her writing has appeared in newspapers like The New York Post and The New York Times, weekly publications including TimeOut New York and The Village Voice, and monthly and bi-monthly publications such as Art in America, ArtNews, Photograph, and Art & Auction. Sarah has taught Writing for Artists at The New School, and art history at Pratt Institute’s School of Professional Studies and Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Brooklyn. Sarah is the Curator of a virtual exhibition space called 45Projects, and has curated for a number of non-profit art sites around the City.

Annelies van Dommelen is a Lambertville-based artist, and recipient of multiple fellowships from the NJ Council on the Arts and a grant from Adolph & Ester Gottlieb. She has studied at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, and at Montclair State University, as well as numerous private institutions. Annelies’ oil paintings and artist books have been exhibited at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, and numerous other galleries and museums. She is a member of the
Philadelphia Print Club, Drawing Center in NYC, and Philadelphia Watercolor Club.

April Vollmer
April Vollmer is an artist who specializes in Japanese woodblock printmaking. She has had solo shows at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Steinhardt Gallery, AIR Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art, Silicon Gallery, and at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. Residency awards include the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She has taught workshops at the Lower East Side Printshop since 1998, and at many printshops across the U.S. April has traveled to Japan twice, first in 2004 to work with the Nagasawa Art Park Program, and again in 2011 as a Board Member of the First International Mokuhanga Conference. She received an MFA from Hunter College.


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Elise Wagner has been a working artist for 27 years.  Often referring to herself as “a closet printmaker”, Wagner innovated a technique that combines encaustic with printmaking. Refining this particular technique transformed Wagner’s work: the monotypes began evolving into under-paintings, giving her the ability diversify her process. She designed and manufactured her own line of paints, Wagner Encaustics. Wagner has taught at Red Deer College in Alberta, Canada, Truro Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Oregon College of Art & Craft. She exhibits her work at Butters Gallery in Portland, and Chase Young Gallery in Boston.  Wagner’s work is in corporate and private collections throughout the US including Kodiak Venture Partners, Saks Fifth Avenue National Collection, and LPL Financial, among others.

Bruce Waldman
Bruce Waldman exhibits extensively in New York City and beyond. He has been teaching at the School of Visual Arts since 1978, is a member of Board of Governors for the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, and a Director of The New York Society of Etchers. His prints are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Library of Congress, Washington DC, The Royal Collection, London, The Hackley Museum of Art in Michigan, The Housatonic Museum of Art in Connecticut, The Franklin Mint Collection in Pennsylvania, The Museum of American Illustration in New York City, and The New York Transit Museum. He is represented by The Old Printshop gallery, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Mezzanine Gallery in New York City.



Krysten Watson is an artist and papermaker. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Krysten recently returned from Rome, Italy where she apprenticed and assisted artist/master papermaker Roberto Mannino for 2 years. She now works and travels in the US and internationally, and started her own papermaking studio, RINA PAPERS.

Dan Welden in studio
Dan Welden, teacher, painter, author and master printmaker, is the originator of Solarplate printmaking. He is the Co-Author with Pauline Muir of “Printmaking in the Sun” published by Watson Guptill in 2001, the comprehensive manual of Solarplate art and technology. As a teacher, Dan continues to inspire students around the world in workshops where he demonstrates how to create with Solarplates and print in both intaglio and relief. His 10 year, month-long summer workshops in Florence, Italy, were attended by students and professionals from around the world. As a university professor, he has taught drawing, painting and printmaking courses at SUNY Stony Brook, Suffolk Community College, Long Island University Southampton, and Central Connecticut State University. His demonstrations and keynote addresses to the New York State, Pennsylvania, and National Art Teachers Associations Conferences, Southern Graphics Council and Mid America Print Council Conferences inspire teachers, students and artists. Making prints using the safer and greener methods of Solarplate etching without the use of acids or other dangerous chemicals has placed Dan Welden in the forefront of pioneering alternative techniques. Dan is past president of the Society of American Graphic Artists, and has shown his work in more than 75 one-person exhibits in the U.S., Europe, China, Australia, New Zealand and Peru and over 500 Group exhibitions worldwide. As master printmaker/ owner at Hampton Editions, Ltd. in Sag Harbor, Long Island, he has collaborated with artists Robert Dash, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Jimmy Ernst, James Brooks, Dan Flavin, Esteban Vicente, William King, Ibram Lassaw, Kurt Vonnegut, Alfonso Ossorio, Jane Freilicher, David Salle, Eric Fischl, Lynda Benglis and many others. His grants and awards include a Vogelstein Grant for the film “Printmaking in the Sun”; a QE II Arts Council Grant for residency in New Zealand; two time residency at the Guanlan International Printmaking Base, China; Frans Masereel Rijkscentrum residency in Kasterlee, Belgium among others.