The Washington Printmakers Gallery was pleased to present 30 outstanding prints, photos, and artist books by artists from across the United States in its 2018 National Small Works Exhibition from August 2 through 26, 2018.
This annual juried exhibition, now in its twenty-first year, attracted an exciting range of entries in both traditional and experimental printmaking including intaglio, relief, woodcut, linocut, Solarplate, serigraph, digital and photographic prints, plus three dimensional works with print components. The works on display were selected form 490 works submitted by 150 artists all over the country. The juror for the 2018 exhibit was Susan Goldman, founding artistic director of Lily Press, LLC, a printmaking and education center in Rockville, Maryland. The first prize winner will receive a solo exhibition at Washington Printmakers Gallery in 2019.
2018 Exhibition Catalog
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The catalog includes reproductions of all the images, statements by the artists, an introduction to the juror, and her statement about the competition.Click here to learn more about the National Small Works competition, exhibit, and prizes.
2018 Juror: Susan J. Goldman
Susan J Goldman is an artist, master printmaker, filmmaker, and teacher. Goldman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1981. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University-Tempe, in 1984. Since completion of graduate school, Goldman has always had a working studio, and other artists have always sought her out to either train them or assist them to produce their work. After moving to Washington in 1990, Goldman taught printmaking at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, MICA, Georgetown University, while simultaneously working for ten years as a Master Printer and Program Director at Pyramid Atlantic (a non-profit center for papermaking and printmaking). Goldman developed many wonderful relationships with artists with whom she had printed with over the years. Susan began Lily Press® as a private studio in 2000. In 2006 she realized her first collaborative projects, co-publishing an edition of linocuts with Elizabeth Catlett, producing monotypes and screen print editions with Michael Gross, and in 2010, four suites of etchings with Renee Stout and a portfolio of etchings with Jake Muirhead. Her most recent collaborations in 2016-2017 includes: Sam Gilliam, Victor Ekpuk, Choco, Star Varner, Roxanne Sexauer, Keira Hart-Mendoza, Sharon Wolpoff, Carol Barsha and Eve Stockton. From 2000-2012 was Adjunct Professor and Master Printer for Navigation Press at George Mason University-Fairfax, printing for artists William T Wiley, Enrique Chagoya and Karen Kunc. Since 2012 Goldman sustains a full time vibrant studio practice producing and exhibiting her own work nationally and internationally. Her work is in private and public collections worldwide. She is Founding Director of Printmaking Legacy Project ®, a non-profit dedicated to the documentation, preservation and conservation of printmaking practice and history. Goldman received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011-12, as producer and director of Midwest Matrix ®, an hour-long documentary videotape DVD on the fine art printmaking tradition of the American Midwest. With Lily Press®, Goldman as Artistic Director, has created a studio where printmaking can continue to survive, as well as thrive, and has provided a place of community for artists. In doing so, Goldman has established herself as a valuable player in the future of the print. www.lilypress.com, www.printmakinglegacyproject.org, www.susangoldman.net