Gallery Two

National Print Invitational

Curated by Bill Fick + Judy Jones
February 1 – April 6, 2019

First Fridays, 6 – 10pm
February 1, March 1 + April 5

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Exhibition sponsored by First Citizens Wealth Management 

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Jenny Schmid, XXOO YOLO

This exhibition celebrates printmaking as one of the most relevant visual art forms practiced today. Twenty-six artists from across the country were chosen to demonstrate the astonishing technical breadth of the field, its deep history, perpetual innovation, and unique ability to communicate prescient social and political ideas. Judy Jones and Bill Fick bring their decades of experience, passion for print, and distinct curatorial points of view to create a dynamic vision of contemporary printmaking in the United States.

RELATED EVENTS

Printmaking Demo w/ Bill Fick + Local Printmakers

// SAT February 23, 1–3pm

Curator Talk w/ Bill Fick + Judy Jones

// SAT March 23, 12–1pm

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Raj Bunnag, Weedsquatch

CURATORS

Bill Fick  is a printmaker who lives in Durham, North Carolina. He is a Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University where he teaches drawing, printmaking, comics and zines. He is also the co-director of SuperGraphic Print Lab, a printmaking studio in Durham. His work has been exhibited from New York City to Seoul, South Korea and can be found in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum; The New York Public Library; and the Zimmerli Art Museum. In 1993 Fick was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and in 1995 a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship. Fick is also co-author with Beth Grabowski of Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes published by Laurence King Publishing, London. Fick is also a Speedball Art Products Professional Artist Partner and is touring the United States with Carlos Hernandez visiting university, professional and community print shops demonstrating printmaking techniques.

Judy Jones  has studied journalism, child psychology, art therapy and art. At the age of 40, she returned to school to major in art education. While obtaining a Masters of Art Education, East Carolina University allowed her to substitute Print studio and Art History courses for the required 18 hours of student teaching and certification. Jones became a freelance educator and a printmaker. Decades later, after operating two facilities for the instruction of, and the exhibition of hand-pulled prints (Main Street Art in Aberdeen, NC and 311 Gallery and Studios in Raleigh) and after a decade spent in Naples, Florida, where she established a print studio and a youth program at the von Liebig Art Center, she maintains a studio in Raleigh, NC, and continues to work on her own and with other printmakers to explore new technologies and to encourage the continual use of the old.

ARTISTS

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Art Brown (TN)

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Raj Bunnag (NC)

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Helen Federick (VA)

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Oscar Gillespie (OH)

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Jennifer Harper (FL)

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Anna Hasseltine (IL)

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Ellen Heck (NC)

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Carlos Hernandez (TX)

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Jessica Hokes (OH)

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Joy Mallari (TX)

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Robert Maloney (MA)

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Dennis McNett (NY)

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Althea Murphy-Price (TN)

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Jennifer Page (NC)

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Kathryn Polk (AZ)

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Dominick Rapone (NC)

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Jenny Schmid (MN)

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Zack Schmitt (MD)

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Michael Smoot (VT)

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Tanja Softic (VA)

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Mike Sonnichsen (ID)

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Tonja Torgerson (IN)

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Joseph Valasquez (FL)

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Linda Whitney (ND)

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Max-Karl Winkler (DC)