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March 28, 2023

s3e22 Laura Einstein

In Platemark s3e22, host Ann Shafer talks with Laura Einstein, manager of The Gallery at the Met Store.

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March 21, 2023

s2e25 History of Prints Jacques Callot (part one)

In s2e25, hosts Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig take an in-depth look at Jacques Callot, who is the first printmaker in Western art to record the atrocities of war. He heads up any list of artists using prints to spread …

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March 14, 2023

s3e21 Pam Paulson

In Platemark s3e21, host Ann Shafer talks with Pam Paulson, founder of Paulson Fontaine Press, Berkeley, California. After earning her MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1982 (she was a teaching assistant for Robert...

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Feb. 28, 2023

s3e20 Kimberli Gant

In Platemark s3e20, host Ann Shafer talks with Kimberli Gant, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. While Kimberli’s specialty isn’t in prints per se, she is one of those unusual non-print curators who likes and...

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Feb. 21, 2023

s2e24 History of Prints Reproductive Prints (part four)

Platemark s2e24 concludes hosts Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig’s conversation on reproductive prints. This episode stars Hendrick Goltzius and Peter Paul Rubens.

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Feb. 14, 2023

s3e19 Maryanne Ellison Simmons

In s3e19, host Ann Shafer talks with Maryanne Ellison Simmons, printer and owner of Wildwood Press in St. Louis, MO. She and her husband, baseball hall-of-famer Ted Simmons, also collect contemporary art.

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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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Nov. 29, 2022

s2e22 History of Prints Reproductive Prints (part two)

More on reproductive prints, the backbone of the history of prints

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Nov. 22, 2022

s3e13 Tom Hück (an update)

Artist, with an update on his new, epic print edition, Monkey Mountain Kronikle

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Nov. 7, 2022

s2e21 History of Prints Reproductive Prints (part one)

Reproductive prints are the backbone of the history of prints and deserve better

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Oct. 25, 2022

s3e12 Maureen Warren

Curator, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Oct. 11, 2022

s3e10 Julia Samuels

Master Printer and Owner, Overpass Projects

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Sept. 13, 2022

s3e8 Dave Cloutier

Director of Center Arts and Studios, Baltimore

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Aug. 30, 2022

s3e7 Elizabeth Wyckoff

Curator of Prints and Drawings, Saint Louis Art Museum

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Aug. 16, 2022

s3e6 Bill Hall

Master Printer at Pace Prints

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Aug. 2, 2022

s3e5 Miranda Metcalf

Creator of Hello, Print Friend

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July 19, 2022

s3e4 Tom Huck

Evil Prints' bad boy woodcutter

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