BHSU art students participate in printmaking exchange

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, May 5, 2016/Categories: 2016

BHSU student Anna Burbank, art education major from Gillette, Wyo., participated in Wingtip Press sixth annual Leftovers international printmaking exchange with her print "String of Fate" with the techniques of Solvent transfer, Lithography, and Thread, size 5" by 7". Her work and that of two other BHSU students will be part of an exhibit nationally and internationally.

Black Hills State University art students and faculty participated in a printmaking project that used leftover scraps to create prints that will be shown nationally and internationally.

The Wintip Press' sixth annual "Leftovers" international printmaking exchange is now being shown in Ming Gallery in Boise, Idaho. The exhibit travels to Wharepuke Gallery in New Zealand later this summer.

Michael Baum, adjunct instructor of art at BHSU, introduced the exchange opportunity to his art students. The exchange invites printmakers to participate by using all the little leftover scraps to create a small edition of prints.

"The Leftovers Print Exchange illustrates the significance of collaboration in the visual arts," says Baum. "This exchange offers students and practicing artists working in the environments of printmaking the opportunity to collaborate and exhibit work on both a national and global level."

For the exchange to take place, artists first submitted their prints of any size up to 5" by 7" to receive a dozen prints in return.

"Each artist completed an edition of 15 prints, one print is held for exhibition and one print is included in a silent auction to raise funds for the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force," said Baum.

Anna Burbank, art education major from Gillette, Wyo., is one of three BHSU students who participated in the exchange.

"With a print exchange you also receive prints back. Now I have a small collection of prints from all over the world!" adds Burbank.

According to Baum, such international opportunities provide unique insights and exposure for students at BHSU who are currently developing their studio practice in printmaking and other disciplines.

BHSU students who participated in the exchange and international exhibit include:   
  •  Andy Anderson, art education major from Rapid City
  • Anna Burbank, art education major from Gillette, Wyo.
  • Becca Atkins, art education major from Rapid City

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