|Exhibition to showcase student artwork|
|Written by Tim Rosenberger, Daily Vidette Staff Writer|
|Wednesday, 05 December 2012 16:33|
ISU’s 28th annual Printmakers’ Exhibition and Sale will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow in the Center for Visual Arts Room 127.
The exhibition is a chance for students to enjoy a festival atmosphere and experience the art of printmaking on the last day of classes.
“It’s a really good outreach program. It helps people from the community be able to see what’s going on in the studio,” Veda Rives, associate director at Normal Editions Workshop, said.
The exhibition can also be a good experience for students just starting out to get their artwork sold somewhere.
“Several of the students have reported to me, ‘That’s the first time somebody I didn’t know bought some of my artwork,’”she said. “So that’s a really good experience.”
Rives says one of the hardest parts for those in the exhibition can be picking a price for their work.
“Ultimately it has to be what you’re willing to accept to part with the artwork,” she said.
For-sale items will mostly be $2 to $50. There will also be a silent
auction, the winners of which will be announced at 5 p.m., the day of
The auction prints are from artists Morgan Price, Richard Finch, Sarah Smelser and Rudy Pozzatti.
One of the purposes of the exhibition is to accumulate funding for the Printmaking Student Travel Fund.
Students usually carpool to help keep costs down, Rives said, but
costs can still get pretty high. A conference students attended earlier
this year in New Orleans cost them up to $150 just for registration.
Several hundred people usually attend the exhibition each year. Rives said it can be a bit like a yard sale.
“We usually have people lined up in the hallway waiting to get in so
they can have the first pick because there’s no more in a back room
somewhere ’cause what’s there is there,” Rives said.
There will be around 35 people involved in this year’s exhibition. They are made up of students, faculty and visiting artists.
Rives thinks the exhibition is a good experience, and her goal is to get more people to participate.