Don’t miss the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair

March 22, 2012 by  

The Baltimore Museum of Art is presenting the biannual Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair from April 28-29. Tickets are $10, or $15 for both days, and members of the museum are admitted free.

Leading up to the fair, Trenton Doyle Hancock will be holding an event, speaking to Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, Ann Shafer about print on April 26, beginning at 7pm. On April 27, from 6-8:30pm, a private reception for those valued supporters who have donated $500 or more will be held at the Museum. These guests will receive a sneak preview of the fair.

20 printers, presses, and dealers from around the world will be exhibiting and selling limited edition prints, drawings, single prints, portfolios and photographs. Among the vendors expected to attend are the Robert Blackburn Printing Workshop, the Brodsky Center at Rutgers University, Universal Limited Art Editions, the Goya Contemporary & Goya-Girl Press, Durham Press and Tandem Press. Those who work for print companies in Baltimore may be wise to attend the Contemporary Print Fair to see what respected current printmakers and printers are creating and to learn how they are changing the art.

On April 29 at 11am, the founding members of Printeresting.org will be in attendance to discuss how printmaking affects our lives. Also on April 29, at 3pm, the Artist and Editions Award will acknowledge “the work of a leading artist or master printer who has made a substantial contribution to printmaking today.” The award comes with a $1000 prize.

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