There's No Press Like Home
There's No Press Like Home PonyUp campaign has closed, but you can still make a gift and support the program!
Just visit https://give.boisestate.edu/ and use AR296 in the Fund ID space.
10/31/2017: Another Match Unlocked!
We are at 50% funded, which unlocks another match! Every donation up to $5,000 will be matched dollar to dollar. Please donate and share our project!
10/20/2017: Thank you for helping us reach $11,000! You have unlocked a $3,000 match from a generous donor!
Every dollar will be matched up to $3,000 - please give and share this project with your friends and family!
The Takach Press
The printing press is the hub of every printmaking studio. There’s No Press Like Home aims to raise the funding to purchase a Takach etching press. The large format press will significantly expand research potential for students and faculty, helping place the Boise State Printmaking facility on par with national and international printmaking facilities.
The Alumni Project
Select, distinguished alumni were invited to come “home” to work in the Boise State printmaking laboratory during the spring 2017 semester. The alumni were granted access to the printmaking lab and in exchange they each produced an edition of prints for this project.
The artists created their editions based upon current threads of inquiry, while utilizing a variety of hand printed processes including etching, linocut and screenprint. This studio-based homecoming presented us with the opportunity to reflect on our growth while creating new connections and camaraderie.
Collectively the alumni research reflects a range of subject matter from social justice issues to introspection, faith and phenomenology to grief. Their work embodies the intelligence, innovation, courage, humor, depth and heart that I am familiar with in each of them.
I Have My Grandmother's Nose, Daniel Mortensen, Etching and Aquatint
The PonyUp fundraising campaign aligns with an exhibition hosted by the Student Union Gallery at Boise State University.
There's No Press Like Home,
Opening reception: Tuesday, October 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m. The show runs through November 5, 2017.
In addition to the alumni artwork, the exhibition features the work of thirty-nine artists from around the western United States working with the theme of Watershed. All participating artists have generously donated their work as part of the fall 2017 PonyUp campaign. This work is available at a variety of donation levels. The available artwork can be viewed at this link https://art.boisestate.edu/nplh/theres-no-press-like-home/ or in person at the Student Union Art Gallery.
Dan Welden Donation!
We received a generous contribution of a beautiful print by artist Dan Welden. Dan Welden is a master printmaker, painter, educator and author. He has been making prints and works on paper for over 50 years. His work has been shown in over 80 international solo exhibitions in museums and galleries and over 700 group exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Peru. His work is in many public and private collections throughout the country including the Amity Art Foundation, Darien, CT; Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; Portland Museum of Art, OR; and Temple University, Philadelphia, PA among many others. This print is available for a single donation of $450. Dan has offered to ship it to the lucky winner of his work within the continental US. To read more about him and to see his work visit: http://www.danwelden.com/home.html
Thank you so much for supporting our efforts to expand our studio Dan!
Title: Left Angle
Size: 16" x 20"
Medium: Solarplate/screenprint, 2014
Mark Dion Limited Edition
Blood Coral, eight serigraphs from the edition of thirty by internationally renowned, New York based artist, Mark Dion are available at a quarter of the market value. The edition was a collaboration with Mark Dion and the Boise State University Printmaking area in 2013.
Thank you for your generous support of printmaking and the visual arts at Boise State University.
Jill AnnieMargaret, Professor
Special thanks to Ameerah Bader, BFA student at Boise State University.