Print Media - Art and Ecology

Kent Blossom Art Intensives in Print Media

May 26 - June 8, 2019

Resident Faculty – Taryn McMahon

Visiting Artists – Valerie Hammond and Emily Arthur

Print Media - Art and Ecology

Valerie Hammond, Forest Hand
Participants will explore ecologies through the expanded field of print, including installation, multiples, books, and/or digital processes. Over the course of two weeks, students will create a self-directed body of artwork while working closely with resident faculty, visiting artists, and fellow students.  Participants will have access to the spacious and well-equipped print media and photography studio for the duration of this intensive.

Valerie Hammond

Valerie Hammond maintains a fluid artistic practice, distinguished by for her organic approach and deft interaction with different mediums. Yet the tangibility of her materials and processes are subtly undermined by the poetic nature of her imagery.

Hammond was born in Santa Maria, California. She received her MFA from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was awarded the Eisner Award. Her work is included in public and private collections such as the Walker Art Center, The Fine Arts Museum Houston, The Library of Congress, the New York Public Library's Print and Drawing Collection, the Getty Museum, the Progressive Collection, the Chazen Museum of Art, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Grand Palais Museum, and the Fidelity Collection. She has exhibited in solo shows and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, China, New Zealand and India. Hammond is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Peter S. Reed Foundation. She currently lives in New York City.

Emily Arthur

Emily W. Arthur is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Arthur comes to UW-Madison after spending the past 14 years at the University of North Florida, where since 2010 she has been an Associate Professor with the Department of Art and Design, Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. Arthur spent the fall 2013 semester at UW-Madison as a visiting scholar with the Art Department in printmaking. Arthur received an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and has served as a Fellow at the Barnes Foundation for Advanced Theoretical and Critical Research, Pennsylvania. Arthur is the recipient of a Florida Artist Enhancement Grant provided by the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is awarded to the Notable Women in the Arts, National Museum of Women in the Arts. 


Non-credit Tuition Option - $1,100

College Credit Tuition - Tuition costs for each workshop are $1368 for 3 resident undergraduate credits, and $2100 for 4 resident graduate credits ($2454.00 non-resident undergraduate and $3916.00 non-resident graduate). 



Image: Header image: Emily Arthur, White Egrets (with Peony) (detail)

Bottom - Valerie Hammond, Forest Hand