The Print 2014

The Print Exhibition Ann Arbor Art Center 2014



Printmaking is an expansive process—generative in its nature and experimental in technique. Many artists use printmaking as a tool to transcend media boundaries and develop sincere creative expression; most traditional processes incorporate sculpture, painting and drawing as integral to their execution. In its contemporary form, print media easily spreads between installation, street art, collage, zines and artist books, as well as the long-held tradition of a limited edition of ink on paper. This exhibition, 32 years in the running, encompasses how print media has evolved—and continues to evolve—as a discipline. The Print 2014 is an invitation to showcase the status of print media today, dynamic and ever-evolving. We are asking the question: what is printmaking today?

This year’s juried selections include an interesting cross section of traditional and digital-hybrid techniques, challenging the very definition of what it means today to produce a work of art in the contemporaryage of mechanical reproducability.

Janet Gallup Award Winners:

1st Place: John McKaig  “Saints Never Surrender”
2nd Place:  Kathleen McNamee  “Shaker Village”
3rd Place: Erica Barajas: Ancestral Projections”
HM: Margaret Hitch  “What a Beautiful Way to Die”
HM: Bruce Thayer  Fair Weather Ahead”
Special thanks to Al Gallup for sponsoring the exhibition awards.

Exhibition Juror, Amanda Lilleston is a print media artist living and working in Ann Arbor, MI. Her work is exhibited widely, and she most recently participated in both the Atlanta International Print Biennial and Boston’s North American Print Biennial. Lilleston was awarded her M.F.A. from University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.