Welcome to Platemark, a podcast about art, ideas, prints, and printmaking



What is it about prints and printmaking that draws such fervent practitioners, collectors, and fans? How are prints relevant to all our lives? What do all those people in the "print ecosystem" do anyway?

Series one looks at prints and printmaking in the context of museums, the market, critiques, and the print ecosystem. Series two offers a history of prints and printmaking in the West. Series three offers interviews with the colorful characters of the print ecosystem. Join us and the wonderful fans of prints and printmaking.

Recent Episodes

Jan. 31, 2023

s3e18 Susan Teller

In s3e18, host Ann Shafer talks with dealer Susan Teller, who specializes in American paintings and works on paper of the mid-twentieth century. Ann and Susan talk about artists’ estates and steps to wrangle them. They also talk about the …

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Jan. 24, 2023

s2e23 History of Prints Reproductive Prints (part three)

Platemark s2e23 continues hosts Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig’s conversation on reproductive prints. For clarity, a reproductive print is one in which an artist creates a design (a drawing, painting, sculpture) and another artist creates a print after...

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Jan. 17, 2023

s3e17 Jeannot Barr

In s3e17, Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with print dealer Jeannot Barr, who organized the first (and many subsequent) New York Print Fair in 1984. They touch on pricing, buying at auction, fair organization, and a host of other business-of-art...

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Jan. 3, 2023

s3e16 Hope Saska

Curator, University of Colorado at Boulder Art Museum

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Dec. 20, 2022

s3e15 Julia D'Amario

In s3e15, Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with printer Julia D’Amario, who has been the printer at the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, OR, since 2002. Formerly she printed for Pace …

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Dec. 6, 2022

s3e14 James Ehlers

In Platemark s3e14, host Ann Shafer speaks with James Ehlers, professor and chair of the studio art department at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. It turns out, Emporia State offers the only BFA in engraving arts in the United …

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Recent Blog Posts

Platemark series three hits its fifteenth episode

Platemark host Ann Shafer updates listeners on how series three is coming along.

Platemark podcast, series three begins

Platemark's first episode in series three (interviews with print ecosystem luminaries) kicks off with Paula Panczenko, Tandem Press, and Russell Panczenk…

Platemark podcast, History of Prints, taking summer hiatus

Platemark episodes over the summer will be previews of series three, interviews with that special breed of people, the print people