Students, Master Artists Collaborate to Mass Produce Prints

University Relations - Communications
June 4, 2014

At the School of Art, students have access to a sizable printmaking facility where they are able to produce lithography, relief and intaglio works. It is part of the University of Arizona's effort to train students in classical artistic works at a time when students also are helping to drive the re-emerging popularity of printmaking.

"Rat Dog & Dreaming Bird" by Oscar Gillespie

Students employ a range of processes, including those that are photographic and digital in nature. Others produce books and polyester plates. Others rely on monoprinting.

Recently, Wildcat Print Association students had a chance to work with a group of professional artists, producing master prints of works produced by established artists. The nonprofit student club promotes printmaking, both on and off campus, and also offers training to help students improve their technical knowledge of the practice of printmaking.

Several fine arts undergraduate and graduate students worked with current and previous visiting artists to mass produce the prints at the end of the academic year, hosting "Erasures and Echoes," an exhibition of works that included pieces by other UA students and faculty.

Student and professional works are available for purchase, and proceeds fund the UA School of Art's WPA visiting artist program. For more information, visit the UA Wildcat Print Association online or contact Cerese Vaden, UA associate professor of art, at 520-621-6509 or

"Campaign" by Michael Barnes, an associate professor of art at Northern Illinois University

"Untitled" by Daniel Martin Diaz, an Arizona artist

"O.G." by David Christiana, a UA professor in the School of Art

"Capillary" by Tanja Softić, an art professor at the University of Richmond

"Angles" by Art Werger, a printmaking professor at Ohio University

"Permanent Habitations" by Nicole Hand, a printmaker and assistant professor at Murray State University

"An Unbearable Likeness" by Kathryn Polk, Tucson artist and co-owner of L VIS Press

"Summer Fires"  by Cerese Vaden, an associate professor in the UA School of Art



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