The Arizona Print Group was created in 2001 when three printmakers wanted to find exposure for their work. The three printmakers, Joan Thompson, Melinda Wing, and Carol Jenna, realized there was no professional print organization in Arizona, and since Arizona State University has one of the best printmaking departments in the nation, it seemed logical and natural to begin. Two other printmakers, Marlys Kubicek and Deborah Hodder, joined in, the five artists rented the Arizona Artists Guild building in April 2001 for the first show, and The Arizona Print Group was born.
Members have enjoyed showing their work in a variety of venues. Venues have included Blue Willow Gallery, Esprit Decor Gallery, Glendale Community College, Kerr Cultural Center, Shemer Art Center, Grand Canyon University, the Tempe Public Library and in 2005 at the University of Arizona Union Gallery in Tucson. Members have given slide presentations at First Mondays at the Burton Barr Library and at the Phoenix Art Museum. Members have participated in process demonstrations and workshops in support of educating all ages in the joys of printmaking.
The variety of work created by Arizona Print Group members is united in that all works are handpulled, original fine art prints.
New members are selected in an annual jury process.
APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP
The Arizona Print Group invites printmakers to apply for membership. Applicants must be residents of Arizona and submit a portfolio, resume and artist’s statement to the jury committee. To review detailed application instructions, please see the Membership page.