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There's No Press Like Home

$22,540
75%
Raised toward our $30,000 Goal
108 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 05, at 03:44 PM MST
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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 Exhibition

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

 

 

 

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Special thanks to Ameerah Bader, BFA student at Boise State University.

 

 

 

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$5

Blankets

Printmaking is a democratic art form. With enough micro-donations at $5 we will be able to purchase the press blankets: the catcher, the cushion and the pusher.

1 of 500 Claimed
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$10

Press Grease!

Thanks for helping us keep this new machine greased up and ready for smooth printing for years to come!

6 of 500 Claimed
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$25

Grid and Cover

Proper alignment of paper over etching plates and woodblocks is essential to any printmaking studio. Help us have great registration and protect the press bed too!

4 of 100 Claimed
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$30

O Captain! My Captain!

The captain's wheel helps us to print large blocks and use our core muscles without straining the lower back. Thank you for helping us flexibly navigate into the future!

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$50

Hand-printed Thank You Card

Receive a hand-printed thank you card signed by current printmaking students!

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$100

Single, Hand Pulled Print

Original Artwork by Boise State Alumni artists. Random 8" x 10" woodcut, screenprint, etching, monotype, lithograph or collagraph. Unframed. Prints are chosen on a first come, first served basis. After donating please contact Jennifer at jenniferdoty@boisestate.edu with your preference. Link to images is in Description.

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$200

Framed Alumni Prints

Available on a first come first served basis are the framed individual prints exhibited in the Student union gallery, October 2-November 5. After donating please contact Jennifer at jenniferdoty@boisestate.edu with your preference.

5 of 25 Claimed
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$225

Blood Coral, Mark Dion

Serigraph, Blood Coral, 14" x 11" Printed by advanced printmaking students in 2013, during Mark Dion's Visit to Boise State University

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$250

Trio of Prints

Trio of randomly selected hand made prints by Boise State Alumni.

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$300

Framed Watershed Artist Prints

Available on a first come first served basis are the framed individual prints exhibited in the Student union gallery, October 2-November 5. After donating please contact Jennifer at jenniferdoty@boisestate.edu with your preference.

6 of 35 Claimed
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$450

Dan Welden Print

Shipped within continental U.S. only. Dan Welden has generously donated a beautiful print to our PonyUp campaign. Dan is an innovator at the forefront of the alternative health and safety oriented movement of printmaking, and the originator of a technique called Solarplate. He is the Co-Author with Pauline Muir of ‘Printmaking in the Sun’ published by Watson Guptill in 2001, the comprehensive manual of Solarplate methods.

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$500

Half Boxed Set Portfolio

Half-Set Boxed Alumni portfolio "There's No Press Like Home", Includes twelve prints interleaved in an archival box.

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$1,000

Full Boxed Set Portfolio

Full boxed set Alumni Portfolio, There's No Press Like Home. Includes twenty four prints interleaved in an archival box. Please visit the gallery link to see all of the work. https://art.boisestate.edu/nplh/theres-no-press-like-home/

1 of 6 Claimed
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