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Beyond Printmaking III: 2012 National Juried Exhibition
Melanie Yazzie, Juror
February 4 – March 4, 2012

Juror's Essay | Brochure

Beyond Printmaking is an art competition and exhibition organized by the Printmaking Area and Landmark Arts in the Texas Tech University School of Art.

As technology is changing ever more rapidly, many contemporary artists who originally started with printmaking as their primary medium are using interdisciplinary approaches to embrace the needs of time. Contemporary artists find ways to create visually captivating and socially or politically engaging discourses through interdisciplinary approaches.

As much as printmaking has been loved for its traditional resonance, its versatility applied in multimedia does not see limitations. For this 3rd exhibition, juror, Melanie Yazzie, has chosen artists who have a vision of printmaking beyond the traditional practices, who push the technological and conceptual limits of what is considered printmaking.

Juror: Melanie Yazzie
Melanie Yazzie has been teaching at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 2006. She previously held positions at the University of Arizona, and Boise State University. Professor Yazzie received her MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA from Arizona State University. Yazzie's work is held in many prestigious collections, including: Milwaukee Art Museum, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Print Collection, Madison, WI, and the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Print Collection, Providence. She has been reviewed in Focus Magazine, Santa Fe, the Los Angeles Times ,New Zealand Herald, and her work has been addressed in Printmaking in the Sun by Dan Welden and Pauline Muir, Native American Art in the Twentieth Century by W. Jackson Rushing III, and The Lure of the Local: Sense of Place in a Multi Centered Society by Lucy Lippard.

Melanie Yazzie announces winners:
On Saturday, February 4th, during the Opening Reception for Beyond Printmaking III, Melanie Yazzie announced that she had selected ten artists or artist collaborations to receive awards. Prizes totaling $2,500 were awarded to the following artists.

Chanel Matsunami Govreau (Madison, WI) and Elena Stojanova (New York, NY): First Place
Godpsila vs. Queen Gidrea, 2010, video 3:06 minutes

Nicole Pietrantoni (Missoula, MT): Second Place
This waterfall is falling for you, 2011, screenprint on acrylic, c‐clamps, spotlight, 50 x 32 x 7 inches.

Monika Meler (Stockton, CA): Third Place
Ojczyzna/Ogrod, side 1, 2010, relief print, 32.5 x 64 inches.

Chinn Wang (Philadelphia, PA): Third Place
Nan, 2010, screenprint on layered wood, 32 x 32 x 4 inches.

Alison Filley (Iowa City, IA): Honorable Mention
Sarah, 2010, digitally printed fabric, embossing powder, 12 x 20 x 2 inches.

Jill Fitterer (Boise, ID) and Laura Berman (Kansas City, MO): Honorable Mention
Converging Collections, 2009, hand printed laser engravings with digital stickers, dimensions variable.

Dusty Herbig (Syracuse, NY): Honorable Mention

McKibbin Plug, 2010, relief print, mounted to painted MDF, 36 x 60 inches.

Ina Kaur (Tampa, FL): Honorable Mention
Broken Link, 2010, three carved wood logs, paint, 15 inches in diameter each.

Daniel Maw (Knoxville, TN): Honorable Mention

Donkeys in a Suitcase, 2009, silkscreen on lasercut chipboard , in suitcase, 24 x 24 x 18 inches.

Taryn McMahon (Oakhurst, NJ): Honorable Mention

From Their Wondrous Transformation, 2011, silkscreen on Mylar, 60 x 60 inches.