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In s3e18, host Ann Shafer talks with dealer Susan Teller, whose eponymous gallery operates out of the Mana Fine Arts facility in Jersey City, NJ. Susan specializes in American paintings and works on paper of the mid-twentieth century. She also works with multiple artists’ estates including Peggy Bacon, William Baziotes,…

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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 that original design. These can be sanctioned by the first artist or…

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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 also touch on pricing, buying at auction, fair organization, and a host of other business-of-art topics. They delve into the Ferdinand Roten Gallery and…

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In s3e16, Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with curator Hope Saska about CU's Sharkive, the archive of print publisher Shark's Ink. Ann's former cataloguing self nerds out on how to manage a collection of hundreds of objects, some of which are related to the published edition (the print, the states,…

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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 Prints in New York from 1989–2008. In between all that,…

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Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with James Ehlers, artist and professor of engraving at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas

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Platemark s2e22 is a continuation of a conversation about reproductive prints. Hosts Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig define a reproductive print as one in which an artist created a design (a drawing, painting, sculpture) and another artist creates a print after that original design. These can be sanctioned by the…

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Platemark hosts Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig talk with Tom Hück in his Missouri studio about his latest edition, Monkey Mountain Kronikle, an epic would-be altarpiece

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Confused about reproductive prints? In s2e21, Platemark hosts Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig take listeners back to a time when there were no images save for maybe what one saw in church and prints were the way the first images were widely consumed. They were that era’s internet. A reproductive…

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In s3e12, Platemark host Ann Shafer speaks with Maureen Warren, curator of European and (North) American art at the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For ten years Maureen has been studying, researching, and writing about prints in the Dutch Republic, which was the basis of her…

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In s3e11, Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with artist LaToya M. Hobbs whose commissioned installation will be on view as visitors enter the IFPDA Print Fair at the end of October 2022. The works will be front and center at the entrance and will no doubt garner lots of attention…

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In s3e10 of Platemark, hosts Ann Shafer and Ben Levy talk with Julia Samuels, master printer and owner of Overpass Projects, Pawtucket, RI.

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In s3e9 of Platemark, host Ann Shafer talks with James Siena and Katia Santibañez. Both artists, who are married to each other, are painters and printmakers who split their time between New York City and Otis, MA. In the past few years they have collaborated on four reduction woodcuts with…

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In s3e8, Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with Dave Cloutier who recently opened Center Arts and Studios (CAS) in the Mill Centre, Baltimore. CAS offers classes, equipment, critiques, guidance, and studio spaces to second-career artists. A passion project for Dave, it has long been his goal to encourage artists and…

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In s3e7 of Platemark series three, Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig sit down with Elizabeth Wyckoff, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Saint Louis Art Museum, to talk about the exhibition Catching the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons Collection, which is open until…

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In s3e6, Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with Bill Hall, master printer (retired) at Pace Prints for nearly thirty years. His earliest years in New York were spent working at the legendary Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. After his arrival at Pace Prints, his intaglio skills were honed under the tutelage…

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In s3e5, Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with fellow podcaster and print evangelist Miranda Metcalf, whose show, Hello, Print Friend, is the internet's most popular podcast about prints and printmaking. Both Shafer and Metcalf are self-described print evangelists and have much to discuss. Listen in as two print nerds geek…

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In s3e4, Platemark hosts Ann Shafer and Ben Levy sit down with Tom Hück, whose large-scale, multi-panel woodcuts skewer rural life in the American Midwest in all its unabashed weirdness and glory. They talk about Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Albrecht Dürer’s Rhinoceros, and the rest of Hück’s heroes. And, the artist…

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Have you wondered about the meaning in Rembrandt's etchings? Or how he made them? What is the printing process? In s2e20, Platemark hosts Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig conclude their discussion of Rembrandt van Rijn, the man who made etching was it is today. In this third of three episodes…

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Have you wondered what is the role of the curator? What is it curators do? How much education is required? In s3e3, Platemark hosts Ann Shafer and Ben Levy talk with James Wehn, Van Vleck Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Chazen Museum of Art at the University…

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In s3e2 of Platemark, Ann Shafer and Ben Levy sit down with the three master printers at Tandem Press, Joe Freye, Jason Ruhl, and Patrick Smyczek. These three are not only great printers individually, but together they are a dream team. Tandem Press, which is affiliated with the University of…

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In this first episode of series 3 of Platemark (interviews with luminaries of the print ecosystem), Ann Shafer and Ben Levy sit down with Paula Panczenko, executive director of Tandem Press, and Russell Panczenko, retired director of the Chazen Museum of Art. Both entities are affiliated with the University of…

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