Fall Back with Printeresting

Fall is upon us again! We had a great summer and we’re sorry to see it end. Our Rum Riot Press zine exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME was well-received. Thanks to the contributing artists and the staff at Space who helped make it happen. And now we’re feeling rejuvenated and ready for a new season. If you were fortunate enough to have a break (and we hope you were), it’s time to get back to work and/or school.

There’s lots of print stuff happening this Fall. Fingers are crossed here for some interesting election graphics and political art with the November elections dominating the news. And we are looking forward to Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair and New York Print Week with the IFPDA Print Fair and the Editions|Artists Book Fair. The Mid-America Print Council is hosting a conference, Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker‬, at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. And there is little doubt we’re forgetting some interesting things so please remind us at contact@printeresting.org or just comment on this post.

We have some exciting international correspondence coming this fall. Tate Foley is teaching a term for Webster University in Vienna and is going to find time between schnitzel to do some guest-posts from Austria. Endi Poskovic, co-curator of the 2012 Krakow International Triennial of Graphic Art, is going to provide us with a full report of the goings-on from Poland. And next week, we’ll have some posts about printmaking in Oaxaca, Mexico from Kevin McCloskey. And we are looking forward guest posts from Anna Gratovich in Paris, too!

Here stateside, you can look here for our usual Printeresting miscellany, with Julia V. Hendrickson continuing her excellent contributions from Chicago. And we’ll be hearing more from John Pyper in Boston has acquired some new responsibilities (more on that soon) but assures us we can expect occasional posts from New England. And if there is some noteworthy print-related activities in your area and you are interested in doing some reporting please let us know.

Beyond posts, we’re continuing our commitment to supporting worthwhile projects with the now annual Printeresting Micro-Grant program, so dust off your grant-writing jacket (the corduroy one with the patches on the elbows) and fire up your type-writer. Two-hundred and fifty dollars will be awarded to a project of our choosing. We’ll provide details about how to apply in the coming weeks- so keep an eye out.

It’s hard to believe we’ve been running this site for more than four years. Maybe it’s even harder to believe that we haven’t lost interest yet! Looking forward to a great Fall. Thanks for reading.

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